North County Economic Development: Feature Week - Monday : Coastal Communities

Has the region's center of gravity migrated north? It's no secret that a good portion of its business community has -- everything from high-tech and biotech to specialized law firms and developers that feed our voracious appetite for commercial and residential real estate.

  • Construction completed on North County Coastal Career Center

    Construction has been completed for the new 25,000-square-foot facility of the North County Coastal Career Center, a nonprofit organization providing employment training services. Smith Consulting Architects provided interior design services for the center, which is located in the Cornwell Business Center at 1949 Avenida del Oro in Oceanside.

  • It's official: 2001 Del Mar Fair is eighth largest fair in nation

    The 2001 Del Mar Fair was ranked as the eighth largest fair in the United States and tenth largest in North America, according to the Dec. 24, 2001 edition of Amusement Business Magazine, a trade publication specifically targeting the fair and theme park industry. Despite a slight drop in attendance, the Del Mar Fair retained the same position it held in 2000, which was a record year. Attendance for 2001 was 1,126,204 as compared to 1,169,150 in 2000.

  • Carlsbad Chamber announces sponsorship of international trade seminars

    The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the San Diego World Trade Center, is sponsoring a five-part series that brings together prominent experts in the field of international trade. This series of seminars will help individuals cope and connect effectively with the necessary international agencies as well as trade and government officials.

  • Sneaking a peak at the golfing industry

    This weekend, golfers will get a chance to see and experience what's new in the golfing industry at Golf Fest at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. For three continuous days -- March 15 to March 17 -- Golf Fest will feature free instructional seminars, hourly drawings for tee times and golf getaways, free hitting cages and a fashion show by Ashworth Clothing.

  • Consultant chosen for master plan for Encinitas Civic Center

    A San Diego-based construction consulting firm is serving as the consultant for the first phase of development of a new master plan and library facility for the Encinitas Civic Center located on a 6-acre site at 505 S. Vulcan Ave.

  • Caltrans to tackle widening of I-5 and I-805 merge

    Construction is about to begin on one of the most innovative and most costly highway improvement projects in San Diego County history. The widening of the interchange between Interstates 5 and 805 in Sorrento Valley, commonly called the "merge" or the "split" depending on the direction of travel, has some lofty goals and comes with a price tag to match.

  • Design of new Del Mar Fairgrounds master plan completed

    San Diego-based Tucker Sadler Noble Castro Architects and San Francisco-based Sasaki Associates Inc. have completed the design of the new draft master plan for the Del Mar Fairgrounds, a 350-acre site currently encompassing a fairgrounds, horse-racing track, recreation center and exhibition hall in Del Mar.

  • Now that he's president

    Richard Layon is a busy man, legally speaking. A trial attorney, Layon spends much of his time in court and meeting with clients. As president of the Bar Association of Northern San Diego County, he helps run the second largest bar association in San Diego County.

  • Clients, convenience attract law firms to North County

    A type of frontier for businesses exists near the merge of Interstates 5 and 805 just north of Sorrento Valley.

  • Carlsbad Chamber installs new board, chairman

    The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce celebrated its annual installation dinner Friday, March 1 at the Four Seasons Resort Aviara. More than 400 business and community leaders attended the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce annual installation dinner. The event paid tribute to the 2001 outgoing Chairman Eddie Maldonado and board of directors, and installed Gary Hill of the Gemological Institute of America as the Chamber's 2002 Chairman of the Board.

  • Affordable homes, desirable locations remain in North County

    There are some San Diegans who remember a time when Scripps Ranch was actually a "ranch" and when Oceanside was strictly a "military town." The booming economy of the 1990s brought many new companies and employees, with their families in tow, to San Diego's North County. No longer a secret among San Diegans, this area hosts a thriving economy and a strong housing market. Far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this area retains its valuable natural resources and charm, while offering the everyday conveniences modern families require.

  • Oceanside developments attract businesses, homebuyers

    Oceanside is the subject of attention from industrial and office users, investors, new homebuyers and retailers. One of its keystone projects is the 400-acre Ocean Ranch Corporate Centre, which is being developed by the Stirling Co. of Orange County. The corporate center is one of the largest business park properties in the region.

  • Coastal Communities of North County

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North County Economic Development: Feature Week - 2005

Find out what's going on in construction, technology, law, finance and real estate during our annual feature week on North County economic development. Throughout the week, we'll also examine key business clusters in Poway, San Marcos, Oceanside, Vista and Southwest California.