With robust growth on both a national and local level, the health care industry continues to make news.
San Diego lays claim to the country’s third largest biotech cluster in the United States. And the county has one of the highest concentrations of high-technology companies in the United States.
San Diego’s diverse economy, once dominated by defense, also is driven by manufacturing, tourism, high-technology, biotech, financial and business services, health care and retail. Situated on one of the busiest international borders in the world, with one of California’s five major port operations, San Diego is also fueled by international trade and shipping.
The San Diego construction industry grew in some areas, but also took a step back in others as increased employment and alleged contracting corruption highlighted the first half of 2012.
San Diego’s hospitality industry is betting its bottom dollar that the sun will come out tomorrow — and stay out.
San Diego’s military sector got a shock in early 2012 when preliminary numbers for the shrinking defense budget were revealed.
The first half of 2012 was a tumultuous one in the San Diego legal community.
In finance, local bank mergers and acquisitions kicked off in 2012 and have been funneling through the process.
From budgets to rallies and construction to curriculum, a lot is going on when it comes to education in San Diego County. The volatility has been tempered with positive change, though, including solidarity, new construction and a look to the future.
This year has been an exciting time for politics in San Diego. Aside from a historic mayoral race, several referendums and propositions, along with a new budget, were passed, which will affect the region for years to come.
While San Diego County’s residential and commercial real estate markets appear to be improving, they are a long way from being back to where they were prior to the recession.