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January 10, 2017 - The Business Journals

How Small Businesses Can Make the Leap Overseas

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.

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January 4, 2017 - Fox News

Veterans move from military force to workforce with help from start-up experts

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. 

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December 14, 2016 - The New York Times

NYT: Veterans Help Make San Diego a Hub for Start-Ups

About 229,000 military veterans live in San Diego. The 100-mile radius supports more military and Coast Guard personnel than any other metropolitan area in the country, according to the Department of Defense. Many of the region's veterans start companies that function as contractors and suppliers to the military because of their contacts and security clearances. The NYT explains.

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November 28, 2016 - Wall Street Journal

WSJ: A long Weekend in San Diego

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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November 14, 2016 - Curbed

San Diego’s burgeoning new tech hub poised to reshape downtown

I.D.E.A. District, a larger vision for the neighborhood, as well as Makers Quarter, a in-the-works urban district that will add 2.5 million square feet of office, commercial, and residential developments across six city blocks, anchor the transformation in the upper East Village.

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