Military, education and health care projects in the North County are proving to be bright spots in a slow economy.

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Colleges move forward with campus projects

College campuses in North County are undergoing plenty of changes this year, with California State University, San Marcos getting started on a new Behavioral Science building, among other projects, and Palomar College putting to use the $694 million in funding it won from voters in 2006 for a host of projects.

Carlsbad desalination plant to begin construction this year

Construction is expected to begin in November on Poseidon Resources' desalination plant in Carlsbad.

Major freeway construction continues in North County

In the county of San Diego, there are 20 major freeway construction projects either ongoing or upcoming. Several of those are in the North County, and together they comprise nearly two-thirds of the total cost of freeway projects.

Marine Corps working on lengthy construction to-do list at Camp Pendleton

The Marine Corps is working to increase its force, and that means building housing, training and other facilities for the new recruits and their families.

North County office/industrial market show vacancies, some improvement

The North County office and industrial market has a whole lot of empties. But with no industrial construction, absorption is improving.

Retail landlords, tenants await better 2010

The recession is impacting North County retail and landlords, as tenants await a better 2010.

Construction continues on Encinitas mixed-use project

Just south of Moonlight beach and the Coaster Station is the future home of Pacific Station, the first new development in downtown Encinitas in decades.

North County residential market holding up better than other areas

North County has fared better than the rest of San Diego when it comes to the sales of both new and resold homes.

Escondido hospital celebrates topping out even as it faces financial setbacks

Palomar Medical Center West reached a new milestone when its final steel beam was put into place at the highest point of the hospital 180 feet above the ground on July 10.

Plans for Camp Pendleton desalination plant move ahead

Plans for a regional desalination plant at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton are moving forward with the inclusion of funding for the project in the San Diego County Water Authority budget for fiscal year 2010 and 2011.

Construction on schedule at VA Oceanside clinic

The new VA Oceanside clinic is taking shape as construction continues on the North County facility.

Summit Rancho Bernardo office tower completed

Construction of a new Class A office tower at Summit Rancho Bernardo was completed in July. Located at 16620 W. Bernardo Drive, the five-story, 196,742-square-foot office building is designed to earn LEED Core and Shell Gold certification.

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