San Diego Business Journal

SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS

San Diego Manufacturers Search for Ways to Compete With Asia

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.

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Forging Alliances Here and 'There'

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

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Executive Q&A: Richard Muscio

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.

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The Success Behind Succession

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.

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Structures

Nationwide investment in construction projects is picking up as the general economy recovers, and San Diego County is reflecting that trend.

South San Diego County and Tijuana Maintain Close Business Ties

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.

A Tale of Real Estate Recovery In One South Bay Community

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.

Bordering on Success

After weathering the long recession, South San Diego County businesses are poised for economic growth.

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Executive Q&A: Sue Reynolds, president & CEO, Community HousingWorks

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.

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Powerful Solutions

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.

Businesses Still Running Under Caution Flag in Slow Recovery

It’s spring, which means time for many banks to release surveys of their small business clients.

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Executive Q&A: Steven Sefton, president and CEO of Regents Bank

Steven Sefton, president and CEO of Regents Bank, has spent his entire career in banking — much of it in top leadership positions.