Skip to Content

For media inquiries:
(619) 234-8484.

Sarah Lubeck
sl@sandiegobusiness.org

Bree Burris
bb@sandiegobusiness.org

Headlines

June 1, 2016 - Area Development

CA receives top economic development honors

Further bolstering California’s position as the national leader in job creation, GO-Biz announced that Area Development Magazine has awarded California its first-ever Gold Shovel Award for excellence in economic development and job creation. The state has led the nation in total job creation for two straight years. In 2015, California created more jobs than Florida and Texas combined. 

Read More

May 23, 2016 - CNBC

This city is taking on Silicon Valley as a start-up haven

Due in large part to the sky-high valuations of Silicon Valley's technology darlings, San Francisco's start-up scene has been a dominant story line in recent years — and rightfully so. But a powerful ecosystem has emerged in San Diego for entrepreneurs, bolstered by the fact it has developed itself as a center of excellence in biotech and life sciences, mobile technology and aerospace research.

Read More

May 17, 2016 - Mashable

Why 4 emerging tech hubs are luring startups away from Silicon Valley

Savvy entrepreneurs will do well to check out one of the following four emerging tech hubs — all of which leverage tech ancestry and a unique combination of socio-economic ingredients to create the ideal environment for startup success. Outside of the usual suspects, San Diego, Los Angeles, Denver and Seattle have all seen best-in-class growth in startup funding.

Read More

April 24, 2016 - Wall Street Journal

Cities Look for New Ways to Meet Demand for Water Supplies

A quarter-century ago, San Diego and its suburbs imported 95 percent of their water supplies. Thanks to investments in desalination and other efforts to boost supplies, that figure has already dropped to 57 percent and is projected to fall to just 18 percent sometime in the next two decades.

Read More

April 14, 2016 - Forbes

Forbes: San Diego among top U.S. tech hotspots

Where is America’s tech and software industry thriving? In a new study conducted for the San Diego Regional EDC, researchers took an interesting stab at that question, assessing which metro areas have the strongest concentrations of software developers, spread across a broad array of industries, as well as the best compensation and job growth, and access to venture capital funding.

Read More