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December 14, 2015
by Barbara Vergetis Lundin
SmartGridNews.com

From climate, greenhouse gas emissions and weather to Internet technology, startups and renewable energy, a new online tool is putting the power of big data in users' hands.

The Compare 50 website created by Next 10 with data compiled by Beacon Economics is a first-of-its-kind website that provides one-stop-shop access to more than 100 big-data metrics for all 50 states.

October 5, 2015
by Dan Weikel
LA Times

In a new statewide evaluation of rail transit stations, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority received an average rating while the best marks went to two Bay Area agencies.

The study of six rail system operators gave Metro a C grade overall, though most of its subway and light-rail stations scored well, including Westlake/MacArthur Park, which was called a model for transportation agencies.

January 2, 2016
by Chris Kirkham
LA Times

California's business climate has been a perpetual target of ridicule.

Out-of-state politicians and critics of the state's regulations have delighted in depicting California as an inhospitable place to do business.

The Golden State perennially ranks at the bottom of national surveys gauging business friendliness. Chief Executive magazine recently called it a "deeply troubled" state, where companies are so over-regulated that "most cannot afford to do business."

December 23, 2015
Central Valley Business Journal

California, long derided as a state with an unfriendly business climate, is getting better in some respects, according to a new survey by the non-partisan group Next 10.

The Next 10 report, prepared by Beacon Economics, rated California fifth in establishment entry rates for new businesses, fourth in job creation rates from new firm growth and fourth total net job creation. California also had the 10th highest entry rate of small businesses with one to four employees, with small firms representing 19.1 percent of new enterprises.

December 21, 2015
by Erik Anderson
KPBS

A recent survey by the non-partisan group Next 10 finds California's business climate may be better than some people say it is.

Pro-business and anti-tax groups have long derided California as a state with an unfriendly business climate. But a recent Next 10 report prepared by Beacon Economics finds that's not the case.

California's business climate gets high marks for job creation when compared to other states in a new survey put together by Beacon Economics.

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