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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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March 11, 2016 - Money Magazine

San Diego ranked among Best Domestic Destinations

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.

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