SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS
DEFENSE: The Pentagon Cash Flow Is Kind to Some Cos., But the Specter of Defense Budget Cuts Still Looms
How healthy is the region’s defense economy? In the short term, it’s great. In the long term, observers seem a little more guarded
WORKFORCE: Many Sectors Are Looking to Hire as Gains in Employment Are Made in Most Major Industries
San Diego’s technology, life sciences and health care sectors remain the region’s largest sources of employment growth and are expected to continue hiring at a steady clip throughout the next year, economists say.
SPORT: Yulex Corp. Gets Natural Rubber From Guayule Plant
San Diego is not only home to the first “green” surfboard made from algae, but it also claims a wetsuit made from desert shrubs. It smells like pine trees and eucalyptus, a far cry from that hot rubber smell of a neoprene suit left in the backseat of a surfer’s car.
SPORT: An Entrepreneur and a Scientist Look to Re-Shape Surfboard Making With an Algae-Based Board
The wave of algae products ― from baby formula to biodiesel ― has a new application: surfing.
PRODUCTION: San Diego’s Manufacturing Scene Is More Suited for the Advanced Jobs
Bob Grande started what would become Quality Controlled Manufacturing Inc. out of his garage in 1978, using a conventional lathe and mill to machine parts for larger manufacturers.
BIOTECH: Experienced Scientists, a Revolutionary Platform With an Assist from the Immune System Help to Take On Potentially Fatal Fungal Infections
Over the past decade, many drugmakers stopped trying to fight superbugs, citing high research costs, poor returns and too much red tape.
PHARMA: FDA Categories Helpful to Companies and Patients
Speeding the availability of drugs that treat serious conditions is in the best interest of both patients and drug companies, especially when the drugs meet unmet needs in the medical field.
Magda Marquet sits across from me, eyes twinkling above a porcelain mug.
FINANCE: Credit Unions Say Easing Loan Regulations Will Help Small Businesses
After the credit union industry’s regulator in June proposed rolling back some of its rules for business lending, bankers wrote hundreds of letters warning that loosening the restrictions could imperil the economy.
FINANCE: While 7A Loans Flourish, 504 Loans Struggle With Bureaucracy
The SBA reached its $18.75 billion guarantee cap in July, prompted a weeklong shutdown of the program as Congress scrambled to pass a $5 billion extension with two months left in the government’s fiscal year.
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Business Forecast fell in July to its lowest point in a year, though the Chamber said the decline from June was statistically insignificant.
MEDICAL: Vetting Of Services Provides Key Information, Safety
South Doctors Inc, a downtown startup focused on medical tourism, is vetting the legitimacy of health care treatments sought across the border.