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  1. Our view: Break the gridlock on economic vitalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 18 | Pacific Business Times

    It's time for communities across the tri-county region to cast off their legacy of squabbling over sales tax revenue and work together on a robust model for economic vitality. That was our takeaway after traveling to Colorado's Front Range cities of Boulder and Denver with business and community leaders from the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce.

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  2. Dubroff: Trump's behavior causing world to lose confidence in dollarRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 18 | Pacific Business Times

    The fading of the stock market's "Trump bump" has been accompanied by a steady drop in the value of the U.S. dollar. And it is the greenback's decline that has UC Santa Barbara professor Benjamin "Jerry" Cohen worried.

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  3. 29 tri-county companies on Inc. magazine's list of 5,000 fastest growingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 17 | Pacific Business Times

    For the second year in a row, 29 companies from the Tri-Counties were included in Inc. magazine's list of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the United States. ShipHawk, a Goleta transportation software provider, ranks the highest of the tri-county companies as the 12th fastest growing company in America.

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  4. Plains All American files plan to rebuild oil pipelines 901 and 903Read the original story

    Wednesday Aug 16 | Pacific Business Times

    Plains All American Pipeline has filed paperwork to rebuild a pair of aging oil pipelines in the Tri-Counties, including a line that caused the worst oil spill in decades on the Central Coast. Plains said on Aug. 16 that it has filed a plan with Santa Barbara County to rebuild Line 901, which broke in 2015, spilling thousands of gallons of oil into the Santa Barbara Channel.

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  5. UCSB researchers to study biological effects of decommissioning Venoco's Platform HollyRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 10 | Pacific Business Times

    UC Santa Barbara researchers will study the biological effects of decommissioning options for Venoco's Platform Holly on local fish and wildlife populations. The oil and gas company ceded the platform in April to the state, which has the option of either removing the structure completely or leaving a portion of it in place as an artificial reef.

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  6. Montecito Bank & Trust reports growth in deposits, loans and net incomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 4 | Pacific Business Times

    Montecito Bank & Trust grew its assets 5.7 percent over the last 12 months and reported net income of $8.1 million for the first six months of 2017, up 12.5 percent from the prior year. In the earnings release Aug. 4, the Santa Barbara company said a 20.5 percent increase in loan growth year-over-year and a 7.3 percent deposit growth accounted for much of the change.

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  7. TrackR raises $50 million with Series B funding roundRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 3 | Pacific Business Times

    Santa Barbara-based TrackR closed a $50 million Series B funding round Aug. 2, led by Steve Murray at Revolution Growth and existing investors like the Amazon Alexa Fund. The funds will help grow the recently launched TrackR Pixel, which incorporated both sound and light into the company's personal item tracking portfolio of products.

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  8. Santa Barbara Airport hires firms for marketing campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 1 | Pacific Business Times

    The Santa Barbara Airport chose Hiltachk Marketing Group and Blaze PR for a marketing and outreach campaign to drum up business and fill seats. The airport conducted a thorough bidding process before landing on Hiltachk, which has done marketing for the Sacramento International Airport since 2010, and Santa-Barbara based Blaze.

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  9. Clean and safe downtowns require coordinated effortRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 28 | Pacific Business Times

    Thank you for the excellent piece in the July 21 issue of the Business Times. Santa Barbara and Ventura have much in common, and I enjoy reading your thoughts on our intertwined economies.

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  10. Dubroff: Deckers chair wants to put Santa Barbara on sounder footingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 28 | Pacific Business Times

    Deckers Brands Chairman Angel Martinez is running for mayor of Santa Barbara on a platform you might call radical centrism. He wants to tackle the city's homeless problems head on, bring more disciplined management to the struggling State Street retail corridor and yet retain the distinctive culture and architectural synergy that make Santa Barbara unique.

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  11. Anti-smuggling program gets $110 million in federal fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 24 | Pacific Business Times

    An anti-narcotic and human trafficking effort, Operation Stonegarden, received $110 million in funding on July 24 to help curb the use of so-called "panga" boats for smuggling drugs and people onto the Central Coast. U.S. Representative Salud Carbajal, D-Santa Barbara, announced the appropriation of funds through fiscal year 2022 via the Department of Homeland Security's Authorization Bill.

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  12. Dubroff: Leadership needed to solve downtown Santa Barbara's woesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2017 | Pacific Business Times

    From a casual chat with friends in Ventura, to a breakfast talk at East Beach Grill, to dinner on the patio at Brent's Deli in Westlake, to more formal conversations with retail and banking experts, the same issue keeps popping up. Right now the city and the waterfront are filled with tourists and it has the appearance of a typical beach town in a typical summer.

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  13. Our view: Minimum wage hikes are hurting workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2017 | Pacific Business Times

    A widening chorus of restaurant chains, individual eatery owners, small businesses, nonprofits and even municipal and county governments are joining the call for a rethink of the $15 per hour timetable. We editorialized in the June 23rd edition of the Business Times that a freeze or pause in the Fair Wage Act of 2016, which mandates the $15.00 minimum wage by 2021, might be advisable.

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  14. Antioch University provost resigning due to health concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2017 | Pacific Business Times

    William Flores, provost and vice chancellor of Antioch University Santa Barbara, is stepping down as of June 30 due to health concerns, according to a June 28 news release. Flores, who will rejoin his family in Houston, Texas, said, "I have enjoyed my time at Antioch University and am blessed to have worked with the people of this fantastic community.

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  15. Activist investor demands sale or merger of Deckers BrandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2017 | Pacific Business Times

    A second activist investor penned an open letter to Deckers Brands on June 27, demanding the sale of the company or changes to the board of directors as a result of declining share values. Marcato stated in the letter that it owns 6 percent of the Goleta footwear company's outstanding common shares.

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  16. Venture capital investor NGEN celebrates exit of Choose EnergyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2017 | Pacific Business Times

    Green tech venture capital investor NGEN - an early investor in Soraa with West Coast headquarters in Santa Barbara - celebrated the exit of Texas-based energy market platform Choose Energy June 26. According to reports, South Carolina-based advertising company Red Ventures spent less than $100 million in its acquisition of Choose Energy, though exact figures were not named. Choose Energy had previously raised $25.7 million in venture capital, including a $7.5 million Series B round, led by NGEN and others in late 2013.

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  17. UCSB joins nonprofit Alliance for Southern California InnovationRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2017 | Pacific Business Times

    UC Santa Barbara and six other universities announced the formation of the nonprofit organization Alliance for Southern California Innovation on June 22. Led by former California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner and a board of directors including UCSB physics professor and vice chancellor for research Joseph Incandela, the group will work to support tech entrepreneurs and researchers, connect with venture capitalists and recruit talent to the Southern California region. "Southern California has the right building blocks to become the next leading technology and innovation hub in the United States," Poizner said in a news release.

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  18. Dubroff: New investment fund will have an impact on State StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2017 | Pacific Business Times

    Of all the challenges facing Santa Barbara as it tries to reinvent its struggling State Street business district, the biggest may be getting the capital to attract and retain innovative companies. From San Luis Obispo to Westlake Village, tri-county communities are awash in startup weekends and small cash awards for winning business plan competitions.

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  19. SerImmune gets $8 million in financing from Illumina VenturesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | Pacific Business Times

    Santa Barbara immunotherapy and diagnostic company SerImmune received $8 million in financing from San Francisco-based Illumina Ventures to expand its immune mapping platform and database. Illumina invests primarily in early-stage companies researching genomics, life science and health care.

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  20. Report finds nonprofit arts, culture vital to Central Coast economiesRead the original story

    Jun 19, 2017 | Pacific Business Times

    Americans for the Arts released a study on June 17 that demonstrates how support of regional nonprofit arts and cultural institutions is critical to regional economies. The Washington D.C.-based nonprofit took a look at 341 communities nationwide, including Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, to measure the economic footprint of the arts in fiscal 2015.

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