This spotlight looks at how the region can benefit by investing in the local maritime industry.

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NOAA commissions new fishery survey vessel

NOAA Fisheries’ new fishery survey vessel, Reuben Lasker, the most advanced technology platform for monitoring fish, turtles, marine mammals and oceanography, will be placed in active service Friday. NOAA will officially commission the ship at the Navy Pier, close to the ship’s permanent port in San Diego, on the 10th Street Terminal today.

Maritime and blue tech impact our local economy

San Diego’s maritime industry employs 46,000 people and had a total revenue of more than $14 billion in 2011, according to the 2012 San Diego Maritime Industry Report. These employees work in traditional maritime, high technology (the blue tech cluster representing the largest and fastest growing segment), and in traditional non-maritime industries with maritime-specific expertise, together comprising the “blue economy.”

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Roundtables

Maritime industry is overlooked in San Diego, experts say

The maritime industry has made strides to be a larger voice in San Diego, but greater strides need to be made, according to a panel of executives at an April 23 roundtable discussion sponsored by McKinney Advisory Group and held at The Daily Transcript.

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Lynn Reaser, Leslie Kilpatrick on SD's real estate market

Nov. 20 1014 -- George Chamberlin speaks with Dr. Lynn Reaser, chief economist for Point Loma Nazarene University at the Fermanian Business & Economic Institute, and Leslie Kilpatrick, 2014 president of the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors, about recovery in the local real estate market.

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Ted Bumgardner, Xpera Group

Ted Bumgardner, president of Xpera Group, discusses the many different support services the company offers to the construction industry, including forensics, construction management, quality assurance and more.

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