Heat Vision for Your Phone

Goleta companies FLIR Systems and Seek Thermal release imaging gadgets. Read story.

ONTRApalooza Business Conference

ONTRAPORT hosts its third-annual three-day event for business-minded folks. Read story.

Will FuelBox Replace the Outlet?

Santa Barbara startup makes rechargeable 25-hour battery for our plugged-in world. Read story.

Young Entrepreneurs Invent ReelCase Device

Zach Chavez and Daniel Brandt created a smartphone case with a retractable lanyard. Read story.

The Promise of Printeer

Meet Mission Street Manufacturing, Santa Barbara’s 3D printing startup. Read story.

Thinking in Terms of Economic Regions, Not Countries

For practical purposes, it makes sense for us to consider the European Union as an entity unto itself. Read story.

Countries with the Largest GDPs

Or, what are the largest economies in the world? Read story.

Why Is GDP So Important?

GDP is also an indirect measure of the overall economy of that region. Read story.

The GDP of Ames, Iowa, USA

Economists work with GDP estimates into two categories: international and domestic. Read story.

Limitations of GDP: Economic Activity That Isn't Counted

Some important parts of the economy never find their way into GDP estimates because they just aren't counted. Read story.

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