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Stockton mayor looks at economic up-side

Stockton mayor looks at economic up-side

Ann Johnston Stockton Mayor Ann Johnston touted the city’s ability to balance its budget as a major achievement. …

Chambers of commerce play key role in advocating for business

As California businesses struggle to survive the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, chambers of commerce have become more valuable than ever.

Chambers promote the local economy, support…

Plan would end state’s Food and Ag department

Plan would end state’s Food and Ag department

    By CRAIG W. ANDERSON Business Journal writer   State Sen. Dean Florez wants to scuttle the California Department of Food and Agriculture, which generates more than $38 billion…

Stanislaus, San Joaquin cities get slice of $128 million stimulus pie

Business Journal Staff Report   Two cities in Stanislaus County and a third in San Joaquin County each will receive a share of $128 million allocated statewide for 75 transportation…

Health Care: No easy fix

Health Care: No easy fix

This isn’t going to be easy.

Overhauling the nation’s health-care system will be a monumental undertaking, a task certain to produce political mayhem. But without a solution, the nation’s economy will…

Central Valley dairies in for long year

The year is barely five months old, but 2009 already is looking bleak for many Central Valley dairy operators. Battered by the global economic meltdown, milk producers are struggling with…

Tax provisions designed for small businesses

On February 17 President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into law. The stated purposes of the ARRA are “to preserve and create jobs and promote…

New SBA Chief may be key to finance revival

With the Obama administration taking the reins, the President has nominated Karen Mills to head the Small Business Administration which industry analysts hope will revive a financial market on life-support.…

Oft-overlooked micro-enterprises get boost from private grant

With billions in government bailouts practically dropping from the sky into the coffers of corporate, the primary force behind America’s prosperity has been ignored: small businesses, those self-employed entrepreneurs who…

Great Valley Center balances public policy

Great Valley Center balances public policy Fresno Blueprint Summit to tackle San Joaquin issues By Jacqui D. SinarleBusiness Journal Writer    What is your vision for the future of the San…