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Banner Year for Bumble Bee

MANUFACTURING: Revenue Surpasses $1B

In spite of the pandemic - or possibly as a result of - Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, had a banner year last year, according to the company.

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Three Satellites Get Set for Launch

General Atomics Serves Military; Viasat Eyes Worldwide Coverage

Two local satellite projects are getting closer to launch.

South County Jobs Fueled by Blue Economy and Logistics

San Diego’s Southern Region Builds Momentum Off of Coastal Location and Proximity to U.S.-Mexico Border

Location is everything when it comes to understanding what is fueling jobs and long-term growth for the South County.

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Dr. Bronner’s Makes Dark Chocolate Bars

Ethical Line to be Available Nationwide This Summer

Dr. Bronner’s, the Vista-based natural soap maker, is trying its hand at sweet confections.

BioTheryX Raises $92M in Series E Round

BIOTECH: Co. Adds New Leadership; Sees Potential IPO

San Diego-based BioTheryX, a clinical stage biotech focused on protein modulation to treat difficult diseases, has raised a $92 million Series E round.

San Marcos Farm Sells Unique Crops to Nation’s Top Chefs

AGRICULTURE: Girl & Dug Farm, Lucky Growers Expects 15% Revenue Growth in 2021

Aaron Choi’s farm operation is not your typical farming business. Located in San Marcos and at just under 60 acres, Lucky Growers grows mostly Asian veggies.

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Region’s Brewers Regain Confidence

Spring 2021 CSUSM Business Confidence Index

San Diego County’s craft brewing community is feeling confident about the future, according to a just-released survey conducted by the College of Business Administration at Cal State University San Marcos.

PepsiCo Beverages North America Opens Facility in San Diego County

The nearly 125,000-square-foot warehouse features will create further job opportunities in San Diego County.

Border Project Could Have $1.2B Impact

ECONOMY: Bid for World Design Capital Designation Accepted

The bid by the Design Forward Alliance on behalf of the University of California San Diego’s The Design Lab for the World Design Capital designation has been accepted by the World Design Organization.

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TaylorMade Sold To Korean Firm

MANUFACTURING: Co. Poised for Growth

Carlsbad-based TaylorMade Golf Company Inc. is being sold to Centroid Investment Partners, a Seoul, Korea, based private equity firm.

Kratos Appoints Longtime CFO to Board

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) announced on June 3 that it has named its longtime CFO, Deanna Hom Lund, to its board of directors.

Viasat Promotes Senior Executives

TECHNOLOGY: Will Oversee Defense and Fixed Broadband

Viasat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has promoted two executives to positions within the company’s leadership team.

School Testing

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San Diego’s Pharmatech Laboratory and Diagnostics, Inc. announced last week that with many public schools returning to in-classroom learning, it was piloting a COVID-19 testing program with the Jamul-Dulzura Union School District.

Local Cos. Win Craft Beer Awards

White Labs Brewing Co., AleSmith Among Winners

Numerous San Diego-based companies won 2021 Craft Beer Marketing Awards.

Growing Strawberries and a Family Business with Each Generation

AGRICULTURE: Carlsbad’s Jimmy Ukegawa Reinvents His Farm Business

Jimmy Ukegawa jokes that he’s a farmer turned gardener — what was once a couple thousand acres of farmland off Canon Road has shrunk to a 25-acre family business.

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