SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS

Defense, Tourism, Taxes To Be Economic Pluses

ECONOMY: Affordable Housing Problem Still Drag on Growth

Local economists say the year ahead looks strong for San Diego County, with expansion on par with the moderate growth seen in 2017.

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2017 Newsmakers: Brewer Effectively Calls the Shots for Callaway

2017 Newsmakers

Callaway Golf Co. seems to be hitting its stride after five years of Chip Brewer as CEO.

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2017 Newsmakers: Cole Helps Cubic Take on Competitors

The lucky necktie must have done the trick. That and a whole lot of homework.

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2017 Newsmakers: Tocagen Advances Cancer Fight with IPO, Breakthrough Designation

2017 Newsmakers

Tocagen brought on Martin “Marty” Duvall as CEO more than a year ago to commercialize its anti-cancer therapies. In 2017, the company marked several milestones on that front.

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2017 Newsmakers: Hemker Exits After Huge Changes at Palomar Health

2017 Newsmakers

Robert Hemker, long an architect of Palomar Health District’s financial plans, retired in November.

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2017 Newsmakers: Startup Ambassador Recruits for Home Team

2017 Newsmakers

Mike Krenn spent 2017 preaching the gospel of San Diego startups in town — and out.

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2017 Newsmakers: Martinez Guides Sycuan Through Key Hotel Project

2017 Newsmakers

As the leader of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, Cody Martinez has several things to think about. Economic development is one of them.

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2017 Newsmakers: Nervana’s Deep Learning Chip Holds Promising Potential

It has been a long road from a concept to a piece of silicon, but Naveen Rao seems to have successfully negotiated the turns.

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2017 Newsmakers: Sempra Leader So Far Plays Right Cards in Texas

2017 Newsmakers

Besting Warren Buffett is a tall order. Under CEO Debra Reed, Sempra did just that.

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2017 Newsmakers: Acquisition Is Team Building Exercise for Seacoast Commerce

2017 Newsmakers

Rick Sanborn, CEO of Seacoast Commerce Bank, has made a career of turning around struggling banks.

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2017 Newsmakers: Seals Are Businessman’s Bet On San Diego Sports Fans

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On the heels of the Chargers’ leave-taking, Alibaba billionaire Joe Tsai brought joy to some San Diego sports fans with the announcement that he would be bringing a professional indoor lacrosse team to town.

2017 Newsmakers: UCSD Intellectual Assets Continue to Pay Off

UC San Diego had a banner 2017, with prestigious prizes going to its faculty and major donations coming in to bolster the university’s already formidable academic offerings.

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