My Economy



An occasional series exploring how people and businesses are faring as our region recovers from the Great Recession.


Capital Public Radio News Reports

  • Sales Of Vinyl Records And Turntables On The Rise

    Thursday, April 18, 2013

    This Saturday is "Record Store Day". Several stores are still standing seven years after Sacramento-based retail giant Tower Records went out-of-business. And they're seeing a bump up in business as a new generation rediscovers vinyl albums.

  • Region's Med-Tech Companies Growing

    Thursday, February 21, 2013

    The healthcare sector in the Sacramento region fared well during the recession and is expected to continue doing well. That includes biomedical companies and businesses that make medical devices.

  • Sacramento Restaurants Still Struggle To Survive

    Monday, November 19, 2012

    As the economy limps along, local owners struggle -and sometimes fail- to hang on. As part of an ongoing series about the local economy, local restaurateurs talk about their struggles.

  • Loggers and Environmentalists Find Common Ground

    Monday, November 12, 2012

    For decades, logging and conservation interests in the Sierra have fought -- and sued -- over how to manage forests. While they battled, many Sierra towns saw their forests and economies decline. One community is pushing past the divisive politics

  • Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio

    Yoga Studios Thrive Despite Hard Economic Times

    Thursday, November 08, 2012

    If you think you’re seeing more Yoga studios popping up around Sacramento…you’re right. It turns out Yoga is one of the fastest growing industries in the country.

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