A new national study has revealed that the Santa Ana area is lagging in jobs growth, compared to many other cities.
We have explored this issue before. A previous study found that Santa Ana is one of the most expensive cities to do business in, here in Orange County. And we have the highest water rates in Orange County, as well as the highest property taxes, due to an abundance of municipal bonds.
If our city leaders want to help create more jobs, they need to lower the cost of doing business in this city, and make it easier for new businesses to open up.
Someimes our own residents are the ones who kill jobs. A Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant tried to open up here last year, only to face a lawsuit filed by a number of Santa Ana’s “Usual Suspects.” The restaurant owners went elsewhere and now the food court that lost this franchise is struggling to survive. This is typical of what goes on in Santa Ana. Continue reading