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Shasta EDC Update September 18th

Todd Jones: Alright, so as of Saturday, flights went live for Redding to LAX direct starting March 9th of 2019, so just about six months away or so. And it’s pretty exciting. United’s been in Redding for several years flying to SFO, four times a day. But our business community, and our tourism – really everybody – has wanted this direct flight back to LA that we lost in 2011, because we think it’s going to be a big economic driver, and we’re really excited to have it back.

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Project Hometown Works and is Ready to Roll

Since 2017, businesses and organizations across Shasta County have been in collaboration on an effort to supercharge the area’s economy – Project Hometown. Right now, we at the Shasta EDC are witnessing first clear evidence that Project Hometown can deliver on its ambitious promises for the community, as trained students sell their first websites to county businesses.

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Why Global-Flex Chose to Build a Business in Redding (And Why Others Should Follow Suit)

When companies need to position themselves in a central location in the Northwest, Redding has often been at the top of the list. That’s the way it was for Greg Hartley, founder of Global-Flex Mfg, a business specializing in metal hose assemblies and expansion joints that was formed in 2001. This past spring, Global-Flex was named the Small Business of the Year for the Sacramento District by the Small Business Administration. Hartley says that Global-Flex’s location has a lot to do with its success.

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Community focuses on future of Shasta County’s economy

REDDING, Calif. — The future of Shasta County’s economy was the focus of an event on Wednesday, organized by E.D.C., known as Economic Development Corporation of Shasta County.

A luncheon was held with over 70 attendees at the Holiday Inn in Redding, including Redding City Manager Barry Tippin and Redding Mayor Kristen Schreder.

Guest speaker Robert Eyler, Ph.D., a professor of economics at Sonoma State University, has 20 years of experience in regional economics. He discussed what types of industries he viewed as a potential for Shasta County.

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