In Case of Success Break Glass

LEADERSHIP: In a Time of Solid Ceilings, These 2 Women Shattered StereotypesIn a recent study conducted by The Center for Women’s Business Research, with support from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the National Women’s Business Council, the economic impact of the estimated 8 million U.S. majority women-owned businesses is $3 trillion.

Accounting Outsourcing Firm Fills Holes in Cos.’ Finance Teams

FINANCE: Signature Covers Bookkeeping To Business Insights

Signature Analytics CEO Peter Heald sees the scope of the rapidly growing financial firm’s opportunity through the lens of “the second black box” of small business — operational finance.

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Firm’s Impact Investing Puts Community in Lending Equation

$10M Fund Targeted for ‘Community-Minded’ Borrowers

A group of San Diego investors is betting on locally based nonprofit organizations and social enterprises to the tune of $10 million.

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Filling the Cybersecurity Ranks

Sector Faces Daunting Task of Finding And Competing for Qualified Employees

Cybersecurity professionals are in short supply. Even in cyber-rich San Diego — where the U.S. Navy has its information technology command — there are challenges to filling jobs, local executives said.

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Universities Step Up With Cybersecurity Training

Schools Offer Variety of Programs to Help Fill Need for Talent in an Important, Growing Sector

San Diego County universities have launched cybersecurity degree programs to meet the growing demand for experts who can prevent online attacks and information theft.

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Executive Q&A: Shane Yonston, Impact Investors

Millennials are driving demand for sustainable investment options.

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A Healthy Financial Impact

Investors Increasingly Seek Outlets For Social, Environmental Options

Demographic changes and the availability of more information than ever about businesses’ operations are contributing to a shift toward sustainable and impact investment options.

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Carlsbad Meets Demand for Industrial, Office Construction

PROPERTY: Many Projects in Pipeline; Amenities Abound in City

Carlsbad is a big draw for companies looking for industrial and office space.

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Seeing Industrial In A New Light

Sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean are not normally associated with industrial projects, but that’s what comes with a three-building complex Ryan Cos. U.S. Inc. is building in Carlsbad.

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Developer Gives Escondido Commercial Buildings a Second Act

PROPERTY: Redevelopment Preserves Classic Character, While Filling Market Need

Eerie was how Matt Belshin described the former bank building he bought three years ago along Escondido’s Grand Avenue.

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TransPower Looks to Rev Up Its Commercialization Efforts

ENERGY: Co. Aims to Double Revenue, Inks Big Funding Deal

Escondido-based TransPower, a maker of electric-drive systems for big-rig trucks and industrial-site tractors, is on a growth path.

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Tech Cos. Find Perfect Live-Work Balance

From Entrepreneurial Climate to Quality of Life, Carlsbad Checks All the Boxes for Business Location

Carlsbad is known as one of San Diego’s largest tech hubs, but that’s no longer simply because of its corporate successes, such as Viasat Inc.

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Technology Is Key Part of Workflow for Irrigation Company

MANUFACTURING: Its Acquisitions Boost Core Biz, Help Cover New Ground

It’s not uncommon to see sprinklers over-irrigate, turning yards into swamps — or spraying water while it’s raining.

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Dexcom Pilot Program Targets Type 2 Diabetes Population

DEVICES: Company Gains Advantage By Partnering With Insurer

Dexcom aspires to widen its reach beyond Type 1 diabetes. Recently, the San Diego company took a big step toward the goal.

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Dexcom CEO Is ‘Gadget Guy’ Who Emphasizes Human Side, Grows Co.

Seated beside an oval table in his office, Kevin Sayer squints to read a text on his phone. His blue eyes — the same color as his button-down shirt – light up.

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Taking The Global Initiative

Recent data show the San Diego region’s international trade has been expanding faster than the economy as a whole.

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Trading In On Expertise

ECONOMY: Local Services Have Helped Double Region’s Exports, Expected to Overtake Products By 2020

It comes as no surprise to Chula Vista-based executive search firm The QualiFind Group that the San Diego region’s exports grew at a relatively fast clip during the past several years – because the company itself has been part of that growth.

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San Diego’s Innovation, Reputation Sell in International Market

TRADE: Product Exports Include Premium Goods, Technological Advances

When specialized lighting manufacturer FoxFury LLC goes to international trade shows, it never hurts to mention the company is based in San Diego County.

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Medical Providers Target Areas Of Risk to Combat Opioid Abuse

MEDICINE: New Approach Includes Preemptive Efforts, Changes in Treatments

San Diego health systems have sought to lessen opioid prescriptions, from emergency rooms to cancer care.

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Changing the Course Of Pain Management

Opioid Crisis Has Cos. Looking to Develop Safer Treatments

Some San Diego pharma and biotechs are rushing to market with alternatives to opioids, dependence on which mushroomed into a national health epidemic.

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Applications to 4-Year Universities Rise

As the economy reaches new highs, demand for higher education is climbing at San Diego’s major universities.

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Discontinuing Education?

Pilot Programs Offering Job-Focused 4-Year Degrees at Junior Colleges Could Come to an End

Come May, as the first graduates of a California demonstration project receive four-year degrees from an otherwise two-year college, there’s a good chance state lawmakers will be deciding how many students should have the same opportunity.

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Meeting The New Standard

Change in accounting rules brings about a new business to facilitate compliance.

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In a Job Seeker’s Market, Companies Turn to Search Firms

Need workers? Finding them could be tough.

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Look Ahead: Local Economic Forecast for 2018

The Event: Tuesday, Jan. 9, 7 to 10 a.m., Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Local economist Lynn Reaser of Point Loma Nazarene University will deliver a local economic forecast, and a panel of five experts will discuss what to expect in their respective sectors. The panel offers a preview of their talking points here.

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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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