On November 29th, the Orange County Register ran an article titled “Cheapest O.C. cities for business”. The article discussing the low cost of conducting business in Orange County, relative to the high cost of other cities in CA, and the state as a whole; it uses the recently published Kosmont-Rose Cost of Doing Business Survey as its primary source. The article states, “The annual study helps companies that are contemplating a move or expansion to find the best location”Continue Reading
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The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) started the California High-Speed Rail project after voters approved its funding in 2008. When complete, the project will consist of over 800 miles of track and up to 24 stations, in California cities such as San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Jose, San Diego, Bakersfield, Fresno, Palmdale, Anaheim, Riverside, and Irvine. Traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles would take 2 hours and 40 minutes, and from Los Angeles to San Diego would take 1 hour and 20 minutes. High-Speed Rail remains controversial, however. Proponents point to economic, environmental, and community benefits from the project, whereas opponents of the plan argue that it would be detrimental to all three. Despite initial excitement for this project, many cities claim that they cannot afford to build high-speed rail. Fresno officials stated that they cannot afford to help build rails in San Joaquin Valley. There is a growing movement to stop the high-speed rail project in California.