GAVEAGreater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance (Lancaster, CA)
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Paralleling growth in population is development of new space for industry, according to a second study presented by GAVEA.
There is a real opportunity here," GAVEA president Mel Layne said.
It's like negative amortization adding interest onto the end of the loan," GAVEA president Mel Layne said.
In my opinion, the businesses most likely to move to the Antelope Valley are the ones who already have employees here," said Mel Layne, president of GAVEA.
GAVEA also plans to take a look at the surprisingly large number, more than 20,000, of reverse commuters -- people driving into the Antelope Valley for jobs.
SCAG, GAVEA and the Advance Policy Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles are working on the project.
8, came to GAVEA from the metropolitan Phoenix area, where he served as the economic development project manager for the city of Goodyear, and most recently as the director of economic development for the city of Surprise.
Janet Spatz, Jones Intercable's Antelope Valley general manager and a GAVEA director, said the organization is already implementing many of Kyser's suggestions, such as encouraging developers to construct industrial buildings in speculation of finding tenants.
The ``affordability index'' - the percentage of households that can afford to buy a home - is more than twice as high in the Antelope Valley as in the Los Angeles area, GAVEA calculated.
Local elected leaders decided to reorganize the partnership as a governmental alliance after private enterprise organized a new economic development group, the Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance or GAVEA, to promote the region.
But Jones was unrepentant and gaveas good as he got as an aggressive finger-jabbing argument developed.