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Where the Good Jobs Are

California and San Diego have managed to generate quality jobs — with some caveats. But how are we defining quality job growth? Let's look to the data.

The Catch-22 of San Diego’s Tourism Economy

San Diego County has seen its most significant job growth since the recession in the last two years, but a big part of that is from part-time or low-paying roles. SANDAG's chief economist says "we're a little bit of a victim of our own success."


What Does Texas Have That We Don’t?

San Diego surely isn’t perfect. But the business community has enormous strengths. It doesn’t need to join the race to the bottom by overreacting to the natural churn of capitalism.

A Sea Change for Bumble Bee

Bumble Bee CEO Chris Lischewski on how partnering with the Padres has raised his company's local profile, the push to label genetically modified foods, and why Americans are eating less seafood.

California’s Still Struggling to Set Up SHOP

The program, which provides insurance subsidies to businesses with fewer than 25 employees, has been beset by delays and technical problems. “It’s absolutely making me crazy,” says one Del Mar business owner.