With political talks of walls and trade barriers, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum, alongside other civic leaders, expressed committment to continued cross-border collaboration, commerce and culture.
MetroConnect company Roug Draft Brewing was featured in The Business Journals as a proof point for small businesses to export their products. In 2015, just 0.15 percent of Rough Draft's sales were in international markets, yet that number was expected to total 5 percent by the end of 2016.
California leads the nation with more than 250,000 veteran-owned businesses, many of which can be found in or near San Diego, home to the largest concentration of military personnel in the United States. Fox News with more on San Diego as a hub for veteran entrepreneurs.
In the words of WSJ: "Wherever you are right now, there’s a very good chance the weather is much nicer in San Diego. California’s second most populous city has long used its relentlessly pleasant climate to lure travelers to attractions like the USS Midway, SeaWorld, more than 90 golf courses and roughly a bazillion miles of beaches and hiking trails."
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