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 Jack Kyser - “It's the economy's fuel. If this is long-lived, then you're going to start seeing some significant impacts, and you'll see the financial health of a lot of firms start to be threatened.”
 Jack Kyser - “This industry is facing significant challenges.”
 Jack Kyser - “People see this as an industry that's very glamorous and exciting, but it's an industry that's going through some major inflections,”
 Jack Kyser - “It's not surprising that international trade would be No. 1 in L.A. County because we've got the two ports and Los Angeles International Airport, which handles a lot of freight. It tends to mostly be smaller, high-value goods like medical equipment and electronic components.”
 Jack Kyser - “An Associated Press story proclaimed, Hurricane Katrina's devastation has decimated the progress Louisiana's generous tax incentives were making in luring filmmakers to the state. ... Louisiana had been on a roll, but they literally came to a crashing halt. New Orleans is not going to be a good location for filming, probably for several years.”
 Jack Kyser - “Louisiana had been on a roll, but they literally came to a crashing halt, ... New Orleans is not going to be a good location for filming, probably for several years.”
 Jack Kyser - “Before it could be introduced, there was a blizzard of opposition.”
 Jack Kyser - “The bottom line is that there's a huge demand. We have a shortage of 280,000 housing units in Los Angeles, and if you said 'affordable housing units,' that number would be even bigger.”
 Jack Kyser - “It's a little more serious this time around than just pre-negotiating posturing. It's not just noise. The steamship companies haven't made money for several years. They want more efficiency.”
 Jack Kyser - “If it's during the peak summer driving season and then it comes back into force -- we could live with that,”
 Jack Kyser - “They constantly have to have something new or people will say, 'I've been there'. They need to find somebody that has deep pockets and very strategic thinking about the whole thing.”
 Jack Kyser - “Energy costs are a tough challenge for businesses, and The Gas Company's energy efficiency programs can help keep those costs under control.”
 Jack Kyser - “Content will still be king, although it may come in many new guises. And the Los Angeles area is well positioned to create this evolving content,”
 Jack Kyser - “There's a lot of competition, and to survive, they're going to have to get lean and mean, ... As more banks merge, which we expect, you're going to see more of these layoffs.”
 Jack Kyser - “Somebody could call, get the price and say 'Let me think about this,' ... Then they move on to the next company in the Yellow Pages.”
 Jack Kyser - “People that have jobs that don't have health care, they put a great strain on the health services community. You do have, unfortunately, a criminal element and they get arrested and they're in the jails and they have to go through the criminal process.”
 Jack Kyser - “There are a lot of wild cards in every one of these situations.”
 Jack Kyser - “I really don't know where they got those numbers. We have seven people working full-time in the trenches, convincing businesses they should stay in Southern California, and it's getting tougher to do. States are offering a lot more incentives than they used to. Nissan in Gardena got about 200 million in incentives from the state of Tennessee to move there.”
 Jack Kyser - “Retailers have been putting up with outsourcing headaches for years such as quota allocation, transportation issues, etc. Of course retailers would like to source more locally but I don't think it's going to work out yet in California because of the labor laws.”
 Jack Kyser - “His global perspective is very important because there are a lot of people who feel American universities have become too inward-focused. He's trying to open doors to the real world in the local business community and the global community.”
 Jack Kyser - “He points to booming auto sales as proof that consumers are still buying gas guzzlers even in the face of soaring prices. They complain about the cost of gasoline, but when GM, Ford and Chrysler had their employee-discount programs, guess what they bought ... You're watching this and scratching your head.”
 Jack Kyser - “They complain about the cost of gasoline, but when GM, Ford and Chrysler had their employee-discount programs, guess what they bought You're watching this and scratching your head.”
 Jack Kyser - “They were on a tremendous roll, ... I think it definitely knocks them out of the box. I think this cleanup will take a long time, and the state's attention will be focused on rebuilding.”
 Jack Kyser - “You have all these rapidly emerging areas around China, your head swims trying to keep up with it, ... We've had investment by Chinese firms for a long time, but they used to be very, very low key about it. Now they come in with trumpets blaring and flags flying saying, 'Pay attention to us.'”