Top Influentials - SourceBook 2008 - South County

Like the wallflowers transformed into beauties on TV reality shows, South County is undergoing its own "extreme makeover."  The metamorphosis continues, but the results achieved so far are paying off. Today, the rapidly growing and changing area is garnering local and national attention as residents, visitors and businesses give South County a closer look.

  • Imperial Beach scores an A on water quality

    The International Wastewater Treatment Plant became operational in January 1999 and significantly reduced beach closures. The city of Imperial Beach has been a strong advocate in addressing the issues of secondary treatment at the treatment plant and addressing infrastructure needs south of the Border.

  • Life at the ranch is good for businesses too

    Otay Ranch, a 5,300-acre master-planned community in Chula Vista, has been a hit with homebuyers since its inception in 1999. But Otay Ranch residents aren't the only ones enjoying life at the ranch. Businesses are finding it a good place to call home too.

  • Border town brimming with opportunity

    Otay Mesa has come a long way since the Otay Mesa Port of Entry opened in 1985. Today, Otay Mesa's bustling commercial border crossing is the largest between Mexico and California, and one of the busiest in the nation. Each year, more than 1.4 million trucks cross the border in Otay Mesa, transporting billions of dollars worth of goods.

  • National City set on reinvention

    San Diego County's second oldest city, National City, continues its quest to forge a new identity while preserving its unique history. Today, Victorian treasures like Granger Music Hall coexist with modern landmarks like mega-car dealership the Mile of Cars, one of the city's biggest and most successful enterprises.

  • Bright future in redevelopment for Imperial Beach

    In November of 2003, the first time in the city's 45-year history, the city of Imperial Beach's Redevelopment Agency (RDA) held a public hearing to create a Joint Powers Agency and announced the first-ever sale of $22.6 million in tax allocation bonds.

  • Businesses bet on success in EastLake

    EastLake, Chula Vista's oldest master-planned community, continues to lure homebuyers with its family-oriented neighborhoods and many amenities.

  • Business momentum continues to build in Chula Vista

    With a diverse population of 214,000, Chula Vista is the seventh fastest growing city in the nation and the 14th largest city in California. While other cities languish in the face of statewide economic and financial challenges, Chula Vista is managing to flourish.

  • Opportunity continues to blossom in South County

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

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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 - 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.

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 - 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.

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.