North County Economic Development: Feature Week - Wednesday : City of Poway

Has the region's center of gravity migrated north? It's no secret that a good portion of its business community has -- everything from high-tech and biotech to specialized law firms and developers that feed our voracious appetite for commercial and residential real estate.

  • Poway land-use map

  • Poway's major employers

    Employer Number of employees

  • National honors go to four PUSD elementary schools

    Four elementary schools in the Poway Unified School District were named National Blue Ribbon Schools last year for demonstrating a strong commitment to educational excellence for all students. The schools are Chaparral Elementary School, Los Penasquitos Elementary School, Park Village Elementary School and Westwood Elementary School.

  • Poway partners with Chamber to present Poway Road Workshop series

    Poway's economy depends on the vitality of local businesses. Sales tax revenue from Poway Road businesses contributes almost $8 million annually toward the city's $24 million general fund budget. This partnership creates a healthy need for growth and revitalization along Poway Road in order to retain business viability.

  • Poway Library Plaza is under way

    In an effort to upgrade properties along Poway Road, the Poway Redevelopment Agency has contributed to the $2.2 million renovation of the Poway Library Plaza. The Poway Redevelopment Agency has contributed $900,000 in financial assistance and has been instrumental in the project's architectural design and granting approvals through the Poway City Council.

  • Proposed hotel approved by Poway Redevelopment Agency

    The Poway Redevelopment Agency Board unanimously approved a proposal to support the development of a 108-room Hampton Inn and Suites Hotel on Jan. 29. A business-clad hotel was always envisioned as a necessary amenity to Poway's Business Park. With expanded meeting and kitchen space triple that of a traditional Hampton Inn product, the project will provide needed meeting and lodging space in Poway and will boost the park's ability to compete for high-tech business and corporate relocations.

  • Poway Business Expo expected to draw 500-plus attendees

    The March 28 Business Expo and Taste of Poway is the major business-to-business event of the year for the Poway Chamber of Commerce. A crowd of more than 500 people is expected, drawn by the opportunity to attend two seminars, sample tasty food from 12 local restaurants and learn about the services of 60 businesses.

  • Caltrans focuses attention on congested I-15

    San Diego has long been a hotbed of transportation innovation, and next year the state will break ground on a landmark freeway improvement project that promises to change the face of travel along a heavily congested portion of Interstate 15, between Route 163 in San Diego and Route 78 in Escondido.

  • Poway school district honored for using technology for learning

    The Poway Unified School District is one of three districts being recognized by the National School Boards Association's Technology Leadership Network for the effective and innovative use of technology to support student achievement. The district was showcased in a video presentation - along with Barren County School District in Glasgow, Ky., and Milford Public Schools in Milford, Conn. -- at last year's Annual Technology + Learning Conference in Atlanta.

  • Parkway Business Centre is revitalized

    Parkway Business Centre is the product of a partnership between the city of Poway and the McMillin Commercial development team. In 1996, McMillin began working with the previous landowner of Parkway Business Centre, the city of Poway and the Poway Redevelopment Agency, to find a solution to revitalize the business park.

  • Supervising judge oversees growing North County caseload

    Along with just about everything else in North County, the caseload at the Vista courthouse is growing at a phenomenal rate.

  • Association promotes Poway Business Park

    The Poway Business Park Association has completed a successful reorganization and name change during the past year. The nonprofit organization was formerly called the Economic Development Association of Poway, and changed its name to more accurately represent its focus on the estimated 330 businesses in the Poway Business Park.

  • Poway's economic development office continues efforts to improve the city's business climate

    It's been a busy year in Poway! The past year has brought many accomplishments for the city's redevelopment and economic development efforts. As Poway's Business Park tops the county in industrial absorption, the city's economic development office continues to complete the vision for the park and ensure economic vitality for its retail corridors.

  • Poway mayor takes on leadership role in regional government debate

    Poway Mayor Mickey Cafagna has emerged as a consensus builder in the ongoing debate over regional government that has pitted North County cities against what they perceive as downtown San Diego interests.

Archived Reports

North County Economic Development: Feature Week - 2005

Find out what's going on in construction, technology, law, finance and real estate during our annual feature week on North County economic development. Throughout the week, we'll also examine key business clusters in Poway, San Marcos, Oceanside, Vista and Southwest California.