In recent years, Vista has become known not only for its family-friendly environment, but also as a place that offers a wide array of businesses, attractions and activities for everyone. The once unnoticed agricultural city has become the center of a revitalized business community, with a new 1,200-acre business park accommodating nearly 450 emerging companies. In this special report, The Daily Transcript takes a look at the city's business community, multiple living options and some of the attractions in the area.
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Vista's economic base is made up of a variety of manufacturing and industrial companies. From 1995 to 2002, Vista's employment grew 21 percent, increasing its tax base and property values despite the current economic downturn.
The Vista Chamber of Commerce and Vista Economic Development Association (VEDA) have created a new partnership to serve the business community.
The city of Vista Economic Development Department is dedicated to working with businesses to help them find the perfect location for their business activities in our community.
With a snip of a ribbon, North County residents celebrated the grand opening of a new community neighbor last September. North Island Credit Union opened a branch office on University Drive in Vista, and introduced residents to "the credit union difference."
Vista, incorporated in 1963, derives its name from the Spanish word for "view."
The renaissance of Vista doesn't stop with Vista Village, the area's newest entertainment and retail destination.
Construction continues amid the bustle of shoppers, dinners and movie-goers at Vista Village, North County's newest retail and entertainment destination. Vista Village, which celebrated its grand opening in December 2003, is a 40-acre, five-phase redevelopment project in Vista, anchored by Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse and Kirkorian Premier Theatres. Tenants include Coldstone Creamery, Lamppost Pizza & Backstreet Brewery, Wingstop, Decade Board Shop and EB Games.