SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS
Manufacturing: Region Has Advantage With Access to Labor in Mexico
As the economy recovers from the recession, manufacturers in San Diego County are looking for ways to better compete with their counterparts in Asia, who have lower labor costs.
To keep prices down as they compete globally, many San Diego County manufacturers are forced to forge alliances with companies outside the U.S. Five of San Diego’s manufacturers took some time to discuss the choices they made to build a profitable company. Tower Paddle
Richard Muscio is a certified public accountant who assists wealthy families with estate and gift tax planning, investment due diligence and risk mitigation, family governance and business succession planning, with the goal of helping wealthy families thrive.
Succession planning can take many forms for small business. Some business owners know precisely what they will do and lay the groundwork long before it might become an issue. Others know that their family has no interest in taking over the business and develop other ways to leave a legacy, and many just plan to sell the business when they decide it’s time to get out. This report takes a look at three different, yet successful companies, each with their own plan when it comes time to exit the business.
Nationwide investment in construction projects is picking up as the general economy recovers, and San Diego County is reflecting that trend.
Border: Cross-Border Trade Is Vital to Growth Of California's Economy
Through good and bad times, the economies of South San Diego County and Tijuana remain closely connected as thousands of people — workers and visitors — cross the border each day, and billions of dollars in products are exchanged between the U.S. and Mexico.
In the early 2000s, land in South County was plentiful and massive housing developments were sprouting up and selling out right and left. It was a time of naïve optimism and the assumption that the housing market would never go down. Then it did.
After weathering the long recession, South San Diego County businesses are poised for economic growth.
Sue Reynolds, president and CEO of Community HousingWorks, describes herself as a passionate social entreprenuer fiercely focused on CHWs long-term impact of sustainability, financial health and changing families’ futures.
CLEAN-TECH: Cos. Offer Green Alternatives to Help Meet Energy Needs and Provide Local Jobs
San Diego’s clean technology sector is flourishing: From solar power and wind technologies to clean transportation, algae-based industrial chemicals and biofuels, the region is lush with companies that are pushing new boundaries in sustainability – and creating new jobs.
It’s spring, which means time for many banks to release surveys of their small business clients.
Steven Sefton, president and CEO of Regents Bank, has spent his entire career in banking — much of it in top leadership positions.