In this annual report, The Daily Transcript presents local business leaders looking back on 2004 and forward into the coming year. Find out what  San Diego CEO's have to say about our region's industries and their predictions for the 2005 market segments.

  • Meissner Jacquet

    Jerry Jacquet, Principal of Meissner Jacquet Investment Management Services, a Commercial Property Management company, summarized 2003 as extremely active with an inordinate number of properties being sold and purchased.

  • Pacific Building Group

    Despite the dramatic increase in the cost of building material in 2004, fueled by a world wide shortage of raw materials, the economic outlook for 2005 appears to be brighter than ever.

  • San Diego County Credit Union

    With a strong history spanning more than 65 years, San Diego County Credit Union continues its tradition of providing best in class products and services while preserving and protecting member accounts.

  • San Diego National Bank

    A local bank is a great barometer of the local economy. Taking a look at a bank's performance - asset growth and strength of its loan portfolio are two good indicators - and charting that performance over the last eight of what the upcoming year will bring.

  • Barney & Barney

    Barney & Barney is indeed fortunate to have Larry Shea as its managing principal/CEO. Were it not for a depressed economy in the early 1960s, he would have found himself in the aerospace industry after graduating from the University of San Diego with a degree in math. Instead, Shea was presented the opportunity to enter the insurance business . . . and Barney & Barney is a better place as a result. More than 40 years later, Shea is about to retire as the head of San Diego's largest privately owned insurance brokerage firm.