In this special report, The Daily Transcript will take a look at many of the communities and cities that make up South County, and report on some of the latest developments that are contributing to its growth.
Poised to break its all-time sales record, Otay Ranch has sold more than 800 homes in the pedestrian-friendly community in the first nine months of 2004.
Brisk sales continue at EastLake, a master-planned community in Chula Vista, with homes being bought as fast as they're released for sale.
A leader in the race to meet demand for new homes in the growing South County is Windingwalk, a master-planned community in eastern Chula Vista being developed by Brookfield San Diego and Shea Homes.
Rhule Construction Co. has tenant improvement construction under way for South Bay Family YMCA's newest facility, the Kari Lyn Sutherland Gymnastics Center & Family Sports Complex, located at 2390 Boswell Road in Chula Vista.
The city of Imperial Beach, also known as "Classic Southern California," is moving swiftly toward a new chapter. The $22 million bond fund sale in November 2003, secured the 4.5 square-mile city of 27,000 residents a brighter future. A city primed for redevelopment, the redevelopment agency (RDA) has recently made financial appropriation decisions for economic development, capital improvements and housing.
On Thursday, Nov. 9, the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce will host its annual luncheon. This year's event will be held at the Bonita Golf Course. Sponsorship opportunities are available and all members interested should contact Elena Jarin, director of memberships, at (619) 420-6603 for further information.
The Small Business Development & International Trade Center (SBDITC) provides counseling and technical assistance to entrepreneurs in San Diego County. The center's counselors provide guidance to established companies as well as start up businesses.
Murphy Development, a commercial real estate developer in Otay Mesa, has commenced construction of the 850,000-square-foot Western Phase at Siempre Viva Business Park on Otay Mesa.
With more than 39,000 students enrolled in grades seven through 12 and another 30,000 adult learners, the Sweetwater Union High School District is California's largest secondary school district. Sweetwater schools are cutting-edge examples of going beyond traditional thinking to boost student achievement.
The Pasha Group first began processing automobiles in 1942. Since then the company has been providing logistics services and distribution for numerous domestic and international auto manufacturers.
San Diego has undergone many changes in the last decade. The South County is seeing a resurgence in many aspects of the community with new businesses flourishing in the area and people moving their families into the community at a rapid rate. There are new housing and commercial developments being built and the community is being revitalized. These are all great reasons to celebrate.
For extraordinary products and service, Pacific Trust Bank is the place to stash your cash.
Real estate in the South County is booming with new construction, massive appreciation and new commercial centers. Leading the way in market knowledge and superior service, the Bettger Team with Prudential California Realty was ranked in the top 100 agents out of 50,000 nationwide last year. The Bettger Team is a group of 12 professional and licensed realtors ready to serve their clients.
After 54 years of service with the National City Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director Edith Sherman Hughes is retiring.
Heritage Towne Center, the new mixed-use center that anchors the village core in Otay Ranch's village of Heritage, is on the leading edge of "lifestyle centers," that are on the drawing boards of retail developers across the country.
The South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC) was formed in 1989 through the efforts of a group of business and community leaders who believed that the southern portion of San Diego County was underserved and not being acknowledged for its significant contributions to the region's economic development boom.
Knight & Carver YachtCenter, in partnership with M Ship Co. of San Diego, has been awarded a $6 million contract to construct a high-speed 80-by-40-foot transport vessel for the U.S. Navy.
Southern San Diego County is expected to grow to more than 646,000 residents by 2020. Southwestern College, the only public institution of higher education in the region, is preparing to address the challenge of this burgeoning growth by decentralizing enrollment from its main campus in East Chula Vista and bringing education closer to the communities it serves.
South Bay is one of the last bastions of attainable housing, making it one of the most attractive areas in the county for young families.
Economic renaissance, revival, metamorphosis. Call it what you will, but South County is clearly and quickly developing into an economic force in the San Diego-Tijuana region.
Chula Vista's 42nd Annual Starlight Parade "Festival of Lights" -- the South Bay's largest night-time holiday parade -- will take place Saturday, Dec. 4, at 5:30 p.m.
Pacific Building Group has construction under way on the Marina Gateway project at 830 Bay Blvd. in Chula Vista.
Pacific Building Group has completed several projects in Chula Vista for Mountain West Properties.
CORONADO, Calif. (AP) -- On a recent Friday afternoon, I joined a gaggle of tourists waiting for the orange and green Old Town Trolley, a bus that picks up every half-hour from McP's Irish Pub and Grill in Coronado. "As Time Goes By" was playing as we settled into our seats, and a Bogey impersonator was saying, "Of all the tours in all the world, you had to walk into mine."
In just five years, the landscape of South County has transformed dramatically into a thriving business community. This special report will feature updated information about this high-growth area and communicate the exciting changes currently under way.