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March 28, 2017 - Los Angeles Times

A trade war is brewing in the white house between rival camps

WTC San Diego executive director and EDC vice president Nikia Clarke was included in this LA Times piece about the impact of Trump's trade policy.

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March 6, 2017 - Dossier

Hemispheres' Dossier: San Diego

United Airlines' in-flight magazine Hemispheres featured San Diego in its economic development series Dossier, highlighting the region's strong commitment to "innovation, entrepreneurship and quality of life."

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February 17, 2017 - Politico

How San Diego Built A Bridge Across the Wall

Politico explains: "For the people who do business in Tijuana and San Diego, talk of barriers—whether it’s tariffs or even “big beautiful walls”— is anathema. They know that the health of their “mega region,” as San Diego’s Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer calls it, depends on enhancing the economic integration of the two cities that collectively boast a population of 5 million."

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February 6, 2017 - ABC News

San Diego, Tijuana Mayors Extol Virtues of Cross-Border Ties

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.

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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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