SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS
FINANCE: Co. Puts 45% in Alternatives as Hedge for Bad Times
For decades, the basic makeup of an investment strategy has been 60 percent stocks and 40 percent bonds. Investors looking to further diversify might put up to 10 percent into so-called alternative investments that didn’t correlate to stock returns, including commodities, private equity or even artwork.
WAREHOUSE: It Also Benefits From Advances in Freezing
For fresh fruit smoothies in the dead of winter or enough hamburger patties to meet the demand for summer barbeques, food companies are increasingly turning to Otay Mesa-based Innovative Cold Storage Enterprises Inc. to store millions of pounds of frozen food year-round.
$1 Billion Master Plan for Brown Field Seen as Catalyst for Border Region
A local development group plans to break ground this December on Metropolitan Airpark at Brown Field Municipal Airport in Otay Mesa, a long-discussed project expected to bring more than $1 billion in aviation and other commercial improvements to the border region over the next 20 years.
FINANCE: Local Cos. On Big Growth Curve With Financial Services
As recently as 10 years ago, few companies would give much thought to entrusting their financial services to an outsider.
FINANCE: Companies Turn to Consulting Firms For the Expertise Needed to Expand and Thrive
As San Diego businesses reach for international markets, roll out new product lines or get ready to be sold, the accounting management consulting firms that cater to them are experiencing healthy revenues and looking to expand.
(** Numbers indicate the company’s ranking, based on revenue, in the San Diego Business Journal’s 2005 list of the top public companies)
Public Cos. Love Us, But Some Still Leave Us
Jack in the Box Inc. began selling hamburgers at a single restaurant on El Cajon Boulevard when Harry Truman was president.
FINANCE: End Goal Often Is to Be Bought By Big Pharma
Companies go public for a variety of reasons, the most obvious of which is the need for additional capital.
These Companies Remain Stalwarts in the San Diego Economy
PRODUCTION: From Tissue to Aircraft Parts, Process Shows Promise
Katie Rast uses the word “powerful” when she talks about 3-D printing. In her eyes, the technology has all sorts of potential.
Spa Manufacturer Watkins Expands Into Aquatic Fitness, Will Leverage Its Dealer Network
With its acquisition in March of Endless Pools Inc., Vista-based Watkins Manufacturing Corp. is expanding into new markets with products that complement its hot tub business.
Aaron Hall, Borrego Solar
Before he became a 21-year-old CEO of one of the largest solar companies in San Diego, Aaron Hall had already flexed his entrepreneurial skills — starting on the playground.