Read about successful businesses in the fast-growing North County region.

  • PPH establishes two retail health centers in North County

    In recent health care trends, convenience is at the forefront of consumer demands. Long lines and scheduling often make doctor visits a hassle for common health care needs. With these issues at hand, Palomar Pomerado Health (PPH) and Childs Mascari Warner Architects have joined together in partnership with Albertsons/Sav-on Pharmacy to offer a solution for San Diego residents.

  • Vista-based Solatube International continues to grow bright idea

    From its global appearance on the Beijing Olympics stage, to new commercial lighting solutions, to helping homes achieve LEED certification, Vista-based Solatube International LLC is contributing to the evolution of lighting around the world.

  • Spectrum Aeronautical sets sky-high standards for aircraft

    Business aircraft development company Spectrum Aeronautical LLC is just getting off the ground. But with two big deals recently forged, it's growing quickly.

  • Poway company offers clean power through solar installations

    Clean Power Systems in Poway focuses on residential and commercial solar installations, with plans to target the agricultural market in the future. It installs only SunPower solar panels, for which it is a certified premier dealer.

  • Modular buildings: From portable classrooms to guardhouses

    For a company in the business of selling and renting trailers and other portable structures, Poway-based Modular Building Concepts Inc. has moved around quite a bit. The firm was originally located in the Mission Valley area, near Hotel Circle, in 1983.

  • Oceanside moves forward with new projects

    Oceanside, as the transportation hub of North County, is on track and on the move, even in this economy. Oceanside is in a unique position in San Diego County with three of the east-west transportation corridors: Highway 78, Highway 76; and now the Sprinter, the new light rail line that connects I-5 and I-15. The downtown North County Transit station is one of the busiest transit stations in the state. With a staffed Amtrak station, the Coaster, the Metrolink and the Sprinter, Oceanside is taking advantage of this unique position.

  • 2 million square feet of new development planned for Carlsbad

    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 five years. The 414-acre master-planned development, which includes 220 acres of natural open space, is located on Faraday Avenue, between El Camino Real and Melrose Drive, in Carlsbad. San Diego-based Techbilt Cos. is the developer.

  • Are you ready for XBRL?

    You may be saying to yourself ... Xbox? X Games? X what? XBRL is something altogether different: eXtensible Business Reporting Language, which is the SEC's new language contained in a proposed rule that would require public companies to provide financial statements, financial statement footnotes and schedules in interactive data format using such language. The proposed rule was released on May 30. The question is: Are you ready?

  • Projects, planning and water supply

    When the public sees the opening of a lavish hotel, a beautiful development or a sleek office tower, they might think of the architect and what a creative mind it took to produce such a sight. But what the public doesn't see are the efforts of an army of consultants to create a concept, prepare a plan and obtain approval from a myriad governmental agencies to be able to build the project. These days, that array of consultants is being led by water supply engineers and lawyers.

  • Newport National changing face of office development in North County

    With three key active projects in North County, Newport National Corp. is changing the face of office development in San Marcos and Carlsbad. Nordahl Medical Centre, Civic View Corporate Centre and Ventana Real provide high-end options to local business and medical/dental practitioners for office space with amenities resembling those of a five-star hotel.

  • Vista company sells no-flush toilet to green market

    Waterless Co. sells no-flush urinals that work without water or flush valves, not only saving 45,000 thousand gallons of water per fixture each year but also drastically reducing repairs and maintenance that are common to flushed fixtures.

  • Construction slowdown positions North County markets for rebound when market stabilizes

    According to a just-released Cushman & Wakefield report, during the first half of 2008, North San Diego County saw office and industrial construction activity decrease by more than 50 percent from the same period in 2007.

  • ViaSat interns present projects, earn employment

    This summer, 17 students from six colleges and universities worked on five new projects for Carlsbad-based ViaSat.

  • Company president is on Cloud 9

    Cloud 9 Super Shuttle’s logo may look whimsical and not like an airport shuttle service, but that’s exactly what company President John Hawkins wants you to think.

  • EDGE Development finishes new fire facility in North County

    The city of Carlsbad will now be better equipped to serve the community in an emergency as it has just celebrated the grand opening of Fire Station No. 6.

  • ViaSat product receives Inmarsat Case Approval

    Carlsbad-based ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) has received Inmarsat Case Approval for the ViaSat AN/PSC-14(C) rugged Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) integrated terminal.

  • Completed treatment plant provides water to thirsty region

    As San Diego County has grown, so has its need for treated water.

  • Escondido, Carlsbad look forward to major mall renovations

    As consumers increasingly turn to the Internet for their shopping needs, mall owners are under ever more pressure to attract business. Factor in the lost tax revenues that help fund city budgets, and it's understandable that city officials in Escondido and Carlsbad are eagerly awaiting major renovations at Westfield LLC's North County and Plaza Camino Real shopping centers.

  • North County growth prompts hospital construction

    A North County population that is growing in size and age has prompted the creation and upgrade of several medical facilities in the area.

North County Business


Archived Reports

North County Business - 2009

Take a look at successful businesses and news from the North County region.

North County Business - 2007

This special section focuses on businesses leading the growth of North County.