Grow North County takes a look at the top businesses and current development in the region.

  • McMillin's Ravinia represents last chance for new home within popular Calavera Hills

    The schools and recreational amenities are built, open space preserved and roads and infrastructure completed. Now the final homes are nearly sold out at one of Carlsbad's most popular master-planned communities. Ravinia by McMillin Homes represents the last chance for a new home in the coastal-close Calavera Hills community.

  • San Marcos row-home opens models

    Shea Homes will celebrate the grand opening of three model homes Saturday, at its Larkspur Creek neighborhood of three-story row-home condos in San Marcos.

  • Ventana Real to be largest Class A project in Carlsbad

    For 26 years, Newport National Corp. (NNC) has been taking North County commercial development to new levels with buildings that feature state-of-the-art design, superb functionality and efficiency, and exotic landscaping. In fact, its cutting-edge techniques have spawned multiple imitation buildings throughout the area.

  • Sheppard Mullin grows Del Mar Heights Office with North County intellectual property practice

    Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP's Del Mar Heights office moved late last year to a new location at 12275 El Camino Real to accommodate a continued influx of attorneys. The full-service office is home to more than 45 attorneys and will enhance Sheppard Mullin's ability to serve the needs of its clients in northern San Diego County and elsewhere.

  • Growth, growing pains in San Marcos

    Sandy Rees, president and CEO of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, is more than a little excited about the growth of her city.

  • Carlsbad Oaks North to bring 2 million square feet of new development

    Carlsbad Oaks North Business Park will bring a projected 2 million square feet of office, R&D and industrial development to the city of Carlsbad over the next six years. The 400-acre, master-planned development is located on Faraday Avenue, between El Camino Real and Melrose Drive, in Carlsbad. San Diego-based Techbilt Cos. is the developer. Last month, Kilroy Realty Corp. (NYSE: KRC) purchased 24 acres here for $15.8 million.

  • City focuses on quality of life

    It used to be that Carlsbad was the best place to find affordable housing and great fried chicken. Now both are a thing of the past, since Carlsbad has been rated one of North County's wealthiest cities and the legendary Twin Inns, which once served chicken dinners, is now an upscale seafood restaurant.

  • 'On the move' in rapidly growing city

    The Vista Chamber of Commerce is optimistic about the future of this rapidly growing city surrounded by green rolling hills and cooled by ocean breezes.

  • Transformed city becoming 'the place to live'

    Talk about a makeover.

  • Spotlight on Escondido

    In the last five years, the city of Escondido has updated its image with capital improvements, business revamping and cultural growth.

  • City focuses on infrastructure, business, education

    With more than 70,000 hits on its Web site, the Escondido Chamber of Commerce site may be one of the busiest in North County.

  • RWR offers new communities in North County

    Today, some of the area's most distinctive homes throughout the state bear the RWR hallmark. The company's stringent standards are met through integrity, quality, innovation, personal care and concern. These cornerstones provide the expertise to exceed the expectations of the most selective homebuyers.

  • San Elijo Hills sets national standard for community development

    San Elijo Hills, a 1,920-acre community nestled on foothills overlooking the Pacific Ocean in San Marcos, has set a national standard for community development by combining imaginative master-planning and timeless architecture.

  • North County -- grown wisely

    North San Diego County has experienced a major transformation over the last 35 years that has taken it from a semi-rural urban fringe lying between Orange County and San Diego to the economically diverse region of communities that characterize it today. This has been a result of responding to the expansion demand created by the area's great climate, availability of land, proximity to the coast and accessibility to urban employment centers.

  • Stephen Gould Corp. leases at new Pinnacle Executive Centre

    The Stephen Gould Corp., an international full-service printing and marketing organization, has signed an eight-year lease for 5,261 square feet of corporate office space at the new Pinnacle Executive Centre in Rancho Bernardo. The Stephen Gould Poway operation will be relocating to the new Pinnacle Executive Centre in April.

  • Carlsbad office, industrial markets poised for rising rental rates

    Carlsbad has been one of the county's fastest growing office and industrial submarkets over the past three years, with expansions and relocations driving rising demand for North County business locations and fueling a flurry of development activity.

  • Swinerton breaks ground at Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad

    Swinerton Management & Consulting Inc. announced the ground breaking for the new Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad. Ceremonies at the campus construction site on Feb. 27 were attended by school founders, prominent local citizens and city officials, including Carlsbad Mayor Bud Lewis.

  • Have they 'topped off' yet? Find out at MainStreet Developer's Forum 2007

    "Topped off" is a common term in commercial construction. It means you have completed the top floor on a new building. Oceanside Terraces and the Fairfield Resorts are two projects in downtown Oceanside that were recently topped off. There is still plenty of finishing work to be done, but the top floors have been put in place on these two significant structures.

  • Business a priority for 'City in the Country'

    Although the Poway Chamber of Commerce is currently without a CEO, that isn't stopping it from moving forward with its business plans.

  • North County business leaders have faith in local economy

    The fate of North County's economic future will require a good look at growth issues, a group of business leaders told The Daily Transcript.

  • Employers stress need for qualified workers

    A need for good qualified workers has some North County business leaders introducing third-grade students to their work, pushing for more challenging courses at the area's colleges and increasing their work training programs.

  • Notable companies in biotech, defense, sports industries call Carlsbad home

    Stand at the intersection of El Camino Real and Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad and you will be within walking distance of some of San Diego County's best-known and most respected publicly traded companies.

  • Local executives weigh in on boons, roadblocks for North County businesses

    While San Diego's North County may seem to lack the hustle and bustle of a traditional metropolis, the suburbs of San Diego stretching from La Jolla to Carlsbad to Rancho Bernardo have long nurtured the growth of San Diego's most influential businesses.

  • Projects abound for developable land in North County

    The Sprinter rail line that will travel 22 miles between Escondido and Oceanside will link developments with thousands of residential units, millions of square feet of office and industrial, and millions of square feet of retail.

  • Solana Beach passes Prop. A by slim margin

    Proposition A, an ordinance restricting the size of homes in Solana Beach, appears to have passed by a narrow 67-vote margin.

  • Fallbrook and Bonsall home prices up over January; time on market extends

    Real estate activity in Bonsall and Fallbrook held its ground in February as 30 homes closed escrow, despite a stretched-out time on market, according to Jerry Kalman, of RE/MAX United.

  • Community leadership: Optometrist saw military need

    A news report that aired years ago still echoes in the mind of Carlsbad Village optometrist John Fitzpatrick.

  • Life Sci Technologies merges with Lohmueller and Associates

    Life Sci Technologies LLC, an Oracle and NetSuite reseller, announced a merger with Lohmueller and Associates Inc. of North Carolina and Utah on Friday.

  • April Fool's Day marks beginning of Vista's half-cent sales tax increase

    By this time next month, Vista shoppers will begin seeing extra charges on everything from groceries to garments, fast food to furniture.

  • Isis and Alnylam get co-exclusive patent series license

    Cambridge, Mass.-based Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ALNY) and Carlsbad’s Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS) announced Thursday that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has allowed claims in a patent application that covers microRNAs, better known as miRNAs and therapeutic molecules that target these miRNAs.

  • Local freeway expansion efforts to get $432 million in funding

    Two San Diego County freeway-expansion projects, aimed at easing traffic congestion, will receive a total of $432 million in Proposition 1B funding following a decision by the California Transportation Commission (CTC) Wednesday.

  • New program guarantees Escondido high school students admission to Cal State San Marcos

    Beginning with the class of 2011, Escondido high-school students who meet certain academic benchmarks will be guaranteed admission to California State University, San Marcos, under a new public-private partnership program aimed at low-income families.

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Archived Reports

Grow North County - 2009

This special report focuses on real estate markets, new developments and local businesses in the expanding North County region.

Grow North County - 2008

Part of a series on the North County region, this special report focuses on local businesses and current commercial and residential developments.