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Hemispheres' Dossier: San Diego

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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."

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

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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. 

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

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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.

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

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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.

WSJ: A long Weekend in San Diego

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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."

The Economist: SD-TJ show how to build a bridge

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With thousands of locals crossing the border everyday for business and recreation, the San Diego mega-region is reliant upon this close-knit relationship to drive trade and investment, employment and overall economic growth. From manufacturing to software, top companies like Thermo Fisher Scientific and Plantronics leverage talent on both sides of the border to drive innovation. The Economist tells us more.

CNBC: Pulse of the Economy

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer spoke to San Diego’s economic strengths on CNBC’s Power Lunch segment, alongside Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. Spotlighting the region’s innovation-driven and cross-border culture, the Mayor made a strong business case for San Diego. 

Forbes: The San Diego Padres And Petco Park Get Smart On Energy

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Continuing to spotlight San Diego as a Smart City following his July tour, Forbes reporter Monty Munford covered Petco Park’s recent partnership with Qualcomm and standing as the ‘smartest’ ballpark in the country. 

Forbes: San Diego's Smart City And Cybersecurity Cluster Means Smart Is Safe

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San Diego innovation continues to garner national attention – this time as a driver for Smart Cities technology and cybersecurity. Forbes published "San Diego's Smart City And Cybersecurity Cluster Means Smart Is Safe," which spotlight local leaders in tech and cyber innovation at UC San Diego, City of San Diego, Qualcomm, Vault RMS, SPAWAR, ESET and more. 

NYT: A Beer Garden Lays Down Roots for a Technology Hub

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As part of EDC’s global identity program, we have embarked on a concerted media relations strategy to make sure we continue to amplify messages about San Diego to global audiences. As a result of these efforts, EDC is proud to share a New York Times article about the transformation of our East Village neighborhood. “A Beer Garden Lays Down Roots for a Technology Hub” quotes Councilmember Todd Gloria, Jason Kulpa (Underground Elephant), Matt Carlson (CBRE) and Reid Carr (Red Door Interactive), along with one of the ringleaders of the East Village revitalization, Stacey Pennington.