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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Economic Development UP-date December #1

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Economic Development

Highlighting the success within the economic landscape of our community.

Unemployment Drops, How Does Small Business Deal with Labor Shortage?

Good news, unemployment dropped to 4.8% in Tehachapi according to the latest numbers from California EDD. 
This has caused a labor shortage both locally and nationally for small businesses. What are the best hiring practices in a great labor market?
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150 New Businesses for Second-Straight Year

The City of Tehachapi issued 153 new business licenses in 2018, the second consecutive year the City has issued at least 150 new business licenses. Areas of growth included construction, retail, health care and IT. 

Education and Workforce Development

The new STEAM Center at Tehachapi High School nears completion. (From The Tehachapi News).

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Businesses in the News

According to Shopping Centers Today Magazine, Tractor Supply Co. is experiencing an 56% increase in sales over the past five years. Customers prefer the physical store like the one in Tehachapi, to online retail because it fits their rural lifestyle of choice. 

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