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March 27, 2018 - BluePrint

How San Diego Went From Sleepy Surfer Town to Innovative Tech Hub

“We hold on to our sunny, California surfer image because it’s a significant part of who we are in a sense that you can be part of an innovative tech team that rivals anywhere, working in the center of a life-changing city, and you can still surf every morning,” Mark Cafferty explains. Read more here.

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February 13, 2018 - The New York Times

California Today: Would a Qualcomm Takeover Be Bad for San Diego?

Amid Broadcom's unsolicited attempt to buyout local tech giant Qualcomm, EDC's Mark Cafferty provides commentary on community impact in this New York Times piece.

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February 11, 2018 - The New York Times

With Qualcomm in Play, San Diego Fears Losing ‘Our Flag’

"For each job the company generates, San Diego gets almost two and a half more out of the indirect economic effects, according to a 2013 report from the San Diego Workforce Partnership and San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation." Read the full piece.

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January 2, 2018 - The Business Journals

Businesses need to act together to attract talent

With U.S. unemployment hitting a 17-year low late last year, competition for talent has become increasingly fierce for businesses across the country. 
Part of a company's challenge in attracting talent, however, is working with the broader business community in its city, region or state to ensure that it is not only a place where people want to work, but also a place where people want to live. Read this piece.

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November 14, 2017 - Forbes

Forbes 30 Under 30: Manufacturing & Industry

Forbes released its ’30 under 30’ list recognizing individuals who are innovating and reinventing in their respective industries. From Fabric8Labs, Zeeto Media, Aira, UC San Diego and more, meet the individuals behind the companies and organizations that are being recognized for the life-changing work they are doing right in our backyard.

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