california economy

California comes in close to the middle of the pack in a new report that compares states in terms of their residents' overall prosperity.  KVCR's Isel Cuapio has more.

On his first weekday in office yesterday (Monday), President Trump made good on a campaign promise by abandoning the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  The trade pact negotiated by former President Obama involved 11 nations.  As Julia Mitric reports from Sacramento, economic experts don't agree on what the move means for the state's farm industry.

California's economy is still growing, but at a slower pace than it has been.  The slowdown is having an effect on state budget revenues. As a result, Governor Jerry Brown will have less money to work with when he releases his up dated spending proposal on Friday. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

Longtime Chapman University Economist Esmael Adibi -- a familiar face and voice on Southern California TV and radio newscasts -- passed away last week.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

After months of planning, the prestigious California Economic Summit opens today for two days in Ontario.  It's the first time the state's preeminent economic conference has been held in a location away from a big coastal city.  Hosting the summit here gives the Inland Empire a chance to show the state's top private and public sector leaders our region's importance to the state's economy.  KVCR's Ken Vincent interviewed Inland Empire Economic Partnership CEO Paul Granillo - one of the main organizers of this year's summit - about what the conference will focus on.

The worldwide stock market turbulence hasn't appeared to hurt California's economy so far.  The state added more than 30,000 jobs last month -- and its unemployment rate dropped slightly to 6.1%  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.

It's difficult to tally a population that lives in the shadows, but new data estimates that 2.7 million immigrants are living illegally in California.  As Capital Public Radio's Lesley McClurg reports, that's more than any other state.

Women working full-time in California make an average of 84 cents for every dollar men make.  A bill unanimously approved by the state Senate yesterday (Tuesday) seeks to narrow that gap.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.

The California economy appears to be extending its strong start to 2015.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more on the March jobs totals out Friday.

IE Economic Forecast In Ontario Thursday

Mar 18, 2015

Thursday afternoon in Ontario, Inland Empire economist -- and 91.9 KVCR weekly contributor -- John Husing will deliver his annual economic forecast for the Inland Empire. Dr. Husing's forecast at the State of the Region luncheon will be accompanied by comments from the chief executive officers of both Riverside and San Bernardino counties.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports.

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing continues his conversation with KVCR's Ken Vincent about the Annual Economic Forecast Husing will deliver at the IEEP's State of the Region Luncheon at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario on Thursday, March 19.

California loses up to 10 billion dollars in tax revenues every year to the "underground economy.  A new report blames the state's underfunded, dysfunctional enforcement efforts as well as its weak penalties.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.

Next month, the Inland Empire Economic Partnership's Chief Economist, John Husing, will give his annual Economic Forecast to a ballroom full of Inland businesspeople, public officials, educators, and others with a stake in the future of the region's economy.  Accurately predicting the region's economic performance is a complicated process, particularly when politicians in Sacramento start mucking around with state economic policy.  KVCR's Ken Vincent talks with Dr. Husing about what it takes to predict the IE's economic prospects.

In Part 2 of his interview with KVCR's Ken Vincent, Inland Empire Economic Partnership CEO Paul Granillo continues explaining the importance of bringing the prestigious California Economic Summit to the Inland Empire this fall, allowing the state's economic establishment to learn about the importance of the IE's economy to the rest of California.  Part 1 of our interview with Paul Granillo is also available on this website.

The Inland Empire will play host to a major economic conference this fall.  The California Economic Summit will be held in Ontario on Nov 15, marking the first time the Summit has been held outside of Los Angeles or the Bay Area.  In just a few short years since it first convened, the Summit is one of the largest and most prestigious gathering of economists, private and public sector officials, and other economy-watchers.  In Part 1 of our interview, KVCR's Ken Vincent asked Paul Granillo, President and CEO of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, to talk about the importance of the Cali

A new forecast projects the California economy is in for another strong year in 2015 -- and, by 2016, could move from recovery to a new equilibrium.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

Half Of SoCal Economy Dependent On Colorado River

Jan 22, 2015

If the Colorado River runs dry, so would the economy of Southern California.  A new report from Arizona State University quantifies the potential damage of water shortages by industry, and makes a strong case for keeping the Colorado River flowing through better management and data collection.  More in this California News Service story from KVCR's Matt Guilhem.

When Governor Jerry Brown first tried to close California's 25 billion dollar budget deficit in 2011, one of his targets was Amazon.  At the time, the internet retail giant didn't collect sales taxes on California purchases - and didn't pay California taxes itself.  Three-and-a-half years after the sides struck a deal, both Amazon and the state appear to be reaping benefits.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.

Freedom Communications -- the company that publishes the Press-Enterprise -- continued thinning its newspaper holdings in Southern California, by opting to cease publication of the Long Beach Register.  This follows the closure of the relatively-new Los Angeles Register earlier this year.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Why Lower Gas Prices Mean More Money For Gas Stations

Dec 17, 2014

In part 2 of our series examining how California's economy has evolved over the past year, Capital Public Radio Network's Katie Orr looks into the effect of lower gasoline prices on the state's economy.

State Revenue Growth Dips a Bit

Dec 10, 2014

California state government's up-to-now consistent revenue growth slowed a bit last month.  Capitol Public Radio Network's Katie Orr reports.

Report: CA Employers Will Hire More Workers Next Year

Dec 9, 2014

With an improved economy this year, employers in California are planning on doing more hiring next year.  Capitol Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.