The Daily Transcript presents SourceBook 2015, featuring our database of San Diego's top companies.

  • Banks increase loans, business owners now optimistic

    San Diego’s economy continues to show signs of strength, with positive economic indicators for three out of the first four months of 2015. The unemployment rate is at its lowest point since the start of the Great Recession.

  • Chargers stadium drama, marijuana clinics dominate local news

    After two years marked by a divisive election campaign, ballot referendums and power shifts, perhaps it's a sign of a return to normalcy that the chief issue that has captured the attention of San Diego politicians so far this year is how well they can work together to keep the Chargers football team in town. Although their effort may end up going nowhere, at least it has pulled city and county officials from both political parties into a united front. The following are how some of the top municipal issues played out during the first half of the year.

  • Biotech seeks partnerships; Tech sees consolidation

    Large biotech and life sciences companies sought out partnerships for research and development, while acquisitions and consolidation have become the trend du jour in the semiconductor industry.

  • Ambitious projects planned around San Diego

    The first half of 2015 brought news of high-profile public and private projects, and new state regulations for contractors.

  • New Secretary of Defense, SEALS move to Silver Strand

    The first six months of 2015 were filled with tales of scandal and expansion for the national and San Diego defense communities. Budget woes aren’t out of the picture yet either, as the 2016 deadline for round two of sequestration looms closer.

  • New degree programs, deans question bar exam scoring

    Major headlines in the education sector so far in 2015 have been the state's pilot program for some community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees, new partnerships between universities and some financial news a locally based education company might rather forget.

  • New hospitals open, health insurance issues continue

    The health care construction industry remains robust, while emergency room visits are on the rise despite the Affordable Care Act.

  • Industry loses local icon, new players invest in San Diego

    2015 started out with the sad news that a beloved local restaurateur had passed. By summer, the number of San Diego’s craft breweries and restaurant openings and closures dominated headlines.

  • Highlights in residential and commercial real estate

    Home prices continued an upward trend in the first half of 2015 while inventory remained low. The first half of the year saw a merger and prominent commercial sales.

  • Review of police department, La Jolla Cove ruling among top legal stories

    The San Diego Police Department, a North County country club and a ruling on whether it's the city's responsibility to clean up La Jolla Cove were some of the most talked about stories in the local legal community for the first half of 2015.

  • Utility choices

    Many people are unaware that we are in the midst of the biggest transfer of money and power in the history of the United States. For the past 60-plus years, the electric utility industry has been monopolized by very few companies operating in very large service territories with a captured client base. That model is changing rapidly.

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Sourcebook - 2014

The Daily Transcript presents SourceBook 2014, featuring our database of San Diego's top companies.

Sourcebook - 2013

The Daily Transcript present SourceBook 2013, featuring our database of San Diego's top companies.

Sourcebook - 2012

The Daily Transcript present SourceBook 2012, featuring our database of San Diego's top companies and a total market breakdown.