In its most recent blog, the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation is highlighting the local film industry that’s thriving, the upcoming health and wellness forum, the California Competes tax credit application period and Santa Clarita’s premier job board. Find out more below.
SCV’s Vibrant Film Industry Continues to Thrive
Our valley has been popular with those in the industry since there was an industry. Last week the City of Santa Clarita’s Film Office released its data for 2022 in a press release, showing another year of increased filming and economic impact ($38.5M), with record breaking numbers in all categories. Unsurprising given how film-friendly the SCV area is, with many of its locations capable of doubling as almost anywhere in the world. The City’s continued growth in filming shows our valley’s appeal and resilience as other parts of LA County reported decreasing numbers of on-location filming.
Filming and permits within City limits is still only one part of the industry’s presence in our valley. The SCV Signal’s recent article highlights the growing and diverse aspects of show business that our local companies provide. Whether filming at certified soundstages, historic movie ranches, or picturesque landscapes, the SCV has everything a studio could need.
Curious about the different film companies and studios in our valley? Take our “Hollywood North” virtual tour!
SCV Chamber to host 4th Annual Health & Wellness Forum
It’s been a challenging three years for everyone and the well-being of employees should be front and center as businesses launch into the new year. The Chamber’s 4th Annual Health & Wellness Forum is set to focus on mental health. Science shows that mental health is not all in the mind — it’s influenced by factors ranging from lifestyle to nutrition, genetics to infections and toxicities.
Their panel of business and health experts will discuss the financial toll unmet mental health issues can have on business, how to support community inclusion and participation, raise mental health awareness in the workplace without the fear of stigmas, and increase access to mental health services.
Cal Competes Tax Credit Application Period Ending Next Week
The deadline for the 2nd stage of the 2022-2023 FY is Jan. 23 for California Competes applicants. For those companies who need more time, don’t worry! There is a 3rd round from March 6th – 20th with $99.7 million in tax credits available, which includes any unallocated funding from prior application periods.
Their informational webinars are over, but you can view an online recording here. The webinar recording provides an overview of the program, program goals and evaluation criteria, and step-by-step instructions through the application process.
New Year, New Career!
As you consider your plans for 2023, you may find yourself returning to a long commute, as companies call people back to the office. If this is no longer desirable, working locally is a great option! LiveWorkSCV.com is a free premier job board that matches SCV job opportunities with local SCV talent.
Now more than ever, this job board plays an important role as SCV businesses plan their strategies for their workforce in the coming year. This resource provides a valuable service to both local companies and residents, especially for those whose jobs have been disrupted due to the pandemic.
Hit the ground running in 2023 and visit LiveWorkSCV.com today to find the perfect job for your skill set right here in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Everything old is new again and that’s what’s happening at Hart Park in Newhall. Heritage Junction, where eight historic buildings and a steam engine and caboose are on display to the public, has officially been renamed “Santa Clarita History Center” and a new logo designed and adopted.
TreePeople in partnership with the Old Town Newhall Farmers Market and the Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians will be giving away full size fruit trees including lemon, lime, orange, guava, pomegranate and peach on Saturday, Jan. 28.
Ready to lose your thirsty turf lawn? The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency will show you where to start! Learn how to remove your lawn and transform it into a beautiful, sustainable landscape. Join our free virtual landscape and gardening workshop, Strategies for Replacing your Lawn, on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 9 a.m.
Two California Institute of the Arts alums, Antoine Hunter aka Purple Fire Crow (Dance 2002) and Kite (Music BFA 2014), were among the 45 United States Artists Fellows announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24 who will receive $50,000 unrestricted cash awards.
Anyone who has lived in another city will tell you that the events we put on in Santa Clarita are second to none. As we look ahead to the warm weather and sunshine afforded by the arrival of spring, now is a wonderful time to add some of the marquee city of Santa Clarita events to your 2023 calendar.
NEW ORLEANS – The California State University, Northridge Men's and Women's Cross Country programs earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Teams for the 2022 NCAA Division I Cross Country season as announced by the USTFCCCA Thursday.
In Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation's latest episode, you’ll learn about DrinkPAK, a premier contract manufacturer of premium alcoholic and non-alcohol beverages based in Santa Clarita.
The College of the Canyons Sports Medicine Program and Valencia High School Medical Science Academy will host the 2023 Sports Medicine Professions Fair on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. - noon, at the college's Valencia campus.
On Jan. 19, the Board of Directors for the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation approved long-time board member John Shaffery, managing partner of Poole Shaffery, to step into the role of Board co-chair as successor to Roger Seaver.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station reminds Santa Clarita Valley residents that the past rain event may have created great riding trails, but riding off highway vehicles unauthorized on private property is considered trespassing.
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced a new partnership at a press event today between the California Department of Education and California Volunteers, Office of the Governor, to promote new pathways for California Volunteers service corps members — a group that includes 10,000 per year across all corps, including the California Climate Action Corps, AmeriCorps, #CaliforniansForAll Youth Jobs and #CaliforniansForAll College Corps — to become teachers in California classrooms.
The Santa Clarita Community College District’s Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee voted to accept the results of an independent audit confirming the district properly accounted for all bond expenditures in the 2021-22 fiscal year.