economic development

Residents weigh in on council race

Economic development is the topic on the mind of many Auburn residents as City Council candidates build their platforms for November’s elections. With the closing of the can ...

Another View: Private investors bring the juice to local economy

When it comes to real-world economic development in this town, you have to look far beyond light-post banners, Amgen tour sponsorships and even the millions of dollars lavished on ...

$125,000 Placer County grant for Auburn’s State Theatre

 While the State Theatre’s wall was coming down, supporters of the Auburn performing arts venue’s restoration and expansion were building bridges with Placer Count ...

Placer County joins regional surge in jobs

Another month and another drop in the region’s unemployment rate, with Placer County leading the way. Ranked 13th in the state in terms of jobless percentage, Placer County ...

Economic development awards bestowed

  Brent Smith, the chief executive officer of the non-profit Sierra Economic Development Corporation, is the inaugural recipient of the Placer County Economic Development Boa ...

Placer plays frugal David to Solano’s Goliath to win top State Fair trophy

Placer County has won big this year at Sacramento’s California State Fair. But dropping tax revenues could keep future efforts out of the winner's circle in the super-competitiv ...

Our View: Economic plan will require heavy lifting by many

Kudos to Auburn City Councilman Kevin Hanley for shining a light on the Auburn area’s fragmented economic development efforts. Hanley’s unified development plan, which has re ...

Airport business owners seek one voice

Business owners at the Auburn Airport are looking to organize to form one voice, and say forming a business association might be the way to go. Wednesday night business owners and ...

Our View: Leadership needed to help get economy back on track

There once was a time economic development poured into Placer County, or at least that’s how it appeared. Cheap land. Educated workforce. Affordable housing. Accessible truck, r ...