Bill Romanelli is a public affairs consultant with APCO Worldwide and an avid outdoorsman. On Twitter @bromanel.
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Retail along Highway 50 looks to fill some gaps
No part of the region has been immune to the retail woes that come with a lagging economy, but the Highway 50 corridor — Rancho Cordova, Folsom and El Dorado Hills — entered the slowdown crippled by its own geography.
Passing the Buck
Are MBA programs a beneficiary of a falling economy?
Many things can claim victim status in the wake of the current economy, but local MBA programs aren’t one of them.
Despite significant tuition costs, ranging from $12,000 to $40,000, MBA programs are at worst holding steady in enrollments, and many are actually enjoying surges — not just in applications but in qualified applications.
Filling the Gaps
How local colleges plan to meet work force needs
It may seem odd that local colleges, universities and vocational schools are putting energy into building a large base of qualified workers in an economy that is already showing double-digit unemployment and forcing many to leave retirement.
Projects keep the campus investing in its future
Before UC Davis played a huge role in bringing science and agriculture together and changing the course of history for California and the world, the importance of collaboration across disciplines was well recognized. That vision is perhaps nowhere better exemplified than at the campus Quad — the true heart of the campus since its founding — where the new Centennial Walk was unveiled last October.