Top Influentials - SourceBook 2008 - North County

North County has been experiencing a growth spurt for more than a decade. The area boasts seven of the 10 fastest growing cities in San Diego County -- Carlsbad, Encinitas, Escondido, Oceanside, Poway, San Marcos and Vista -- and 41 percent of new home sales in the county.

  • North County rides growing technology wave

    When Idec Pharmaceuticals began shopping around for a place to build a large manufacturing plant back in 2000, the San Diego-based company considered various locales -- even Texas.

  • Vista revitalization efforts on track

    Just east of Oceanside is the city of Vista. With Moonlight Amphitheatre and the recently renovated Avo Playhouse, this quaint city is also home to The Wave Waterpark and Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, a popular venue for weddings.

  • San Marcos is an ever-growing city of versatility

    One of the fastest-growing cities in San Diego County, San Marcos is constantly in a state of change. According to the San Marcos Economic Development Corp. Web site San Marcos is 70 percent built out with approximately 4,000 acres of land available for development and redevelopment.

  • Poway undergoes many facets of reconstruction

    Poway provides residents and visitors with a country atmosphere while offering many of the amenities of a large city.

  • Escondido is a city full of charm

    Few cities in San Diego place as much emphasis on the arts as Escondido.

  • Carlsbad's vision for redevelopment becoming clearer

    Carlsbad's niche in San Diego can be identified by its capacity for focusing on a combination of residential, business, visitor and environmental needs. The origin of Carlsbad Village dates back to at least the 1880s, when the rail line linking San Diego and Los Angeles was constructed.

General Videos

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Companion Reports

Top Influentials - SourceBook 2008 - Central San Diego

If you sit on the left side of a plane making an approach into San Diego's Lindbergh Field, you can't miss the towering construction cranes downtown. Most of them are doing the heavy lifting for a building that will house dozens, if not hundreds, of condos or apartments.

Top Influentials - SourceBook 2008 - East County

With housing and property prices in coastal San Diego still in the stratosphere, growth in the East County has picked up a lot of buyers looking for a piece of the ownership dream at a lower price.

Top Influentials - SourceBook 2008 - South County

Like the wallflowers transformed into beauties on TV reality shows, South County is undergoing its own "extreme makeover."

Archived Reports

Top Influentials - SourceBook 2008 - Business, Consumer Services

Many of the future challenges the health care, insurance, accounting and retail industries will face in 2008 have been ongoing business trends from years past. See how the Top Influentials in the Business and Consumer Services area successfully face these challenges.

Top Influentials - SourceBook 2008 - Central San Diego

If you sit on the left side of a plane making an approach into San Diego's Lindbergh Field, you can't miss the towering construction cranes downtown. Most of them are doing the heavy lifting for a building that will house dozens, if not hundreds, of condos or apartments.

Top Influentials - SourceBook 2008 - East County

With housing and property prices in coastal San Diego still in the stratosphere, growth in the East County has picked up a lot of buyers looking for a piece of the ownership dream at a lower price.

Top Influentials - SourceBook 2008 - Riverside

Riverside County formed in 1893 and is the fourth largest county in the state, comprised of more than 7,200 square miles of river valleys, deserts, mountains, foothills and plains. The county was first known for its agriculture - primarily the citrus industry -- but commerce, construction, manufacturing, transportation and tourism are now considered major contributors to the county's economic base.

Top Influentials - SourceBook 2008 - South County

Like the wallflowers transformed into beauties on TV reality shows, South County is undergoing its own "extreme makeover."