So far, COVID-19 has cost Hollister $1.6 million in lost tax revenue. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Business / Economy

Pandemic brings drop in Hollister’s sales tax revenue

The city has a $1.6 million deficit compared to last fiscal year.

Graphic created and provided by Bill Lee.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: The economic future and quality of life in San Benito County

Resident Bill Lee writes about how all the pieces of the local economy—sales tax, housing, people, jobs, etc.—fit together.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Area economy is overwhelmingly private and service-providing

Hollister Councilman Marty Richman says good service-providing jobs are an economic necessity.

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OPINION: Workers Commute to Santa Clara for More Jobs and Bigger Bucks

For those whose skills are in-demand and who can take the grind of the daily commute the motivation is simple – more jobs and higher pay.

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Agriculture

COMMENTARY: Don’t be fooled by oil industry rhetoric

Fracking is good business...for the oil companies.

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Business / Economy

Hollister Staples set to close this month

Local retailer scheduled to close this month as part of the company’s plan to shut down as many as two hundred twenty five stores by next year.