Los Angeles Business Journal

Santa Clarita Valley Economic Chief Resigns

By Business Journal Staff Friday, May 24, 2013

Jonas Peterson, chief executive of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp., has resigned.

Peterson led the non-profit development agency for the last three years, but is departing to take a new economic development position in Las Vegas.

The agency is operated in partnership with College of the Canyons and several local businesses. Earlier this year, it was awarded a three-year, $600,000 contract with the city of Santa Clarita to boost business development in the area.

Don Fleming, co-chairman of the agency, told a local radio station KHTS-AM (1220) that a search has already begun for a replacement.