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California Overtakes France to Become Sixth-Largest Economy

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California has overtaken France as the world’s sixth-largest economy, fueled by strong growth and the U.S. dollar’s gains against foreign currencies. The most-populous U.S. state, with a gross domestic product of $2.5 trillion, has also eclipsed recession-plagued Brazil.

San Diego named a 2016 “Worth Destination”

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Thanks in large part to a border economy that defies stereotypes and a world-class scientific community, a city famous for its surf is riding a different kind of wave.

San Diego gets nonstop flight to Germany

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Starting next year, San Diego will get its second nonstop flight to a European destination, thanks to an agreement with Condor, a German airline, to fly directly to Frankfurt, Germany. While the flights will not operate year-round, service will be available during the crucial summer season, between May and October.

CA receives top economic development honors

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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. 

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

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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.

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

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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.

Cities Look for New Ways to Meet Demand for Water Supplies

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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.

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

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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.

San Diego ranked among Best Domestic Destinations

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San Diego ranked as number 1 best travel destination. City noted as having the best combination of outdoor attractions, cultural landmarks, great weather, and affordable hotels in the country.

WSJ: Cross Border Xpress expedites international travel

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A new bridge linking San Diego and Tijuana, Cross Border Xpress, is the latest way to speed up international travel to and from the U.S.