Study Finds California Businesses Face 19% Higher Operating Costs

California businesses on average have 19% higher operating costs per job than businesses in the rest of the country, according to “The Cost of Doing Business in California,” a study released by the California Foundation for Commerce and Education (CFCE) and prepared by Andrew Chang & Company, LLC. Business operating costs in California are on […]

Agriculture Census Provides New Decision-Making Tools for Leaders

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released The 2012 Census of Agriculture Congressional District Profiles for the 113th Congress. NASS conducts the agriculture census once every five years. “The congressional district profiles paint a picture of agriculture at the local level by providing data on farms and ranches and the people […]

USDA: Organic Farms Connect Consumers with their Food

Certified organic agriculture producers in the United States sell directly to consumers, produce on-farm renewable energy, and are younger and beginning farmers more often than conventional producers, according to new 2012 Census of Agriculture data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Conducted only once every five years, the agriculture […]

Arts Visalia to Take Art to the Streets

When one thinks of an art exhibit, one usually has an expectation of sterile gallery walls – an institutionalized, bureaucratized world where creative expression is reserved for the elite few, the indoctrinated professional artists. With “Taking Art to the Streets,” Arts Visalia looks to upset that notion a bit by involving the public directly in […]

Tulare County Job Fair Attracts ‘More Professional’ Jobseekers

Tulare County jobseekers are becoming more professional and focused, and possibly younger, according to the differing opinions of the company representatives who interacted with them at the 23rd Annual Tulare County Job Fair, hosted by Tulare County Employment Connection at the Visalia Convention Center on September 24. “They’re more professional than in previous years, in […]

EDC Receives Accreditation Recognition

Brett Doney, president and CEO of the Great Falls (Montana) Development Authority, representing the International Economic Development Council, formally presented the Economic Development Corporation serving Tulare County with the recognition as an Accredited Economic Development Organization, having successfully completed its third reaccreditation process. The EDC is one of the longest standing AEDO’s, having first been […]

Fitch Removes Rating Watch Negative for Tulare Regional Medical Center

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ‘B’ rating on $15,230,000 series 2007 fixed-rate bonds issued by the Tulare Local Health Care District doing business as Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC). The Rating Watch Negative has been removed and the Rating Outlook is Stable. The removal from Rating Watch Negative reflects growing progress on construction plans achieved […]

Arcadis U.S. to Oversee Next Phase of High-Speed Rail Construction

The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors announced last week that Arcadis U.S., Inc., was awarded the project and construction management contract for Construction Package 2-3 (CP 2-3), which will extend more than 60 miles from East American Avenue in Fresno south to approximately one mile north of the Tulare-Kern County line. The route […]