‘We’re Being Punished for Not Selling Alcohol’
Chuck Patton's Bird Rock Coffee Roasters will soon open a third location and has become a recognized name in micro-roasting. But Patton said that's no thanks to a city that rolls out the red carpet for craft beer brewers and few others.
Catherine Green | December 15, 2014 |
How to Bring Back California’s Competitive Edge
We can no longer rely on our state’s weather and beauty to attract new businesses and jobs. We need to be realistic about the level of competition we face. Some of the best ways we can protect California jobs start local: focus on buying local and build up training for our future workforce.
Brian Maienschein | December 11, 2014 |
The Realities of San Diego Business, Straight from the Business Owners
Lisa Halverstadt | December 9, 2014 |
San Diego Explained: A Who’s Who of Business Boosters
Matthew Hose | November 20, 2014 |
Those ‘Frustrating’ Labor Rules Are Protecting California Workers
Lorena Gonzalez | November 19, 2014 |
The Most Frustrating Labor Rules For California Businesses
Business boosters say the real problem with worker-protection laws isn't their intent. It's that there are so many — and some are so rigid and confounding that they’re hard to make sense of, even for companies that want to follow the rules.
Lisa Halverstadt | November 17, 2014 |
San Diego Explained: Making Do With a Manufacturing Space Crunch
In this San Diego Explained, Lisa Halverstadt and NBC 7's Catherine Garcia explain what the county's limited land means for expanding manufacturing, and why that's causing hesitation for some companies, but not others.
Matthew Hose | November 13, 2014 |
Who Does What for San Diego’s Business Community
Not sure how the Chamber of Commerce differs from the EDC? Or whether CONNECT's mission overlaps with CommNexus? This guide can help you differentiate between some of the biggest organizations that help cultivate San Diego's business climate.
Matthew Hose | October 21, 2014 |
Tijuana’s Winning Streak
Last year, Filner's binational Olympics bid was nearly laughed out of the room before it fizzled with his exit from office. But even without going through with the bid, we seem to have come to the collaborative place with Tijuana Filner was promoting all along.
Catherine Green | October 16, 2014 |
What We Mean When We Talk About San Diego’s Innovation Economy
Lisa Halverstadt | September 29, 2014 |
The Story Behind All Those New Craft Beer Tasting Rooms
A piece of language in the alcohol vendors' license most breweries have makes it easier to get additional locations OK'd. Turns out those small satellite locations are huge money-makers, and they address other issues that could stunt the industry's growth.
Andrew Keatts | September 25, 2014 |
Business Backers to San Diego: California’s Dragging You Down
Lisa Halverstadt | September 18, 2014 |
San Diego’s Business Exodus Is Really a People Exodus
Lisa Halverstadt | September 5, 2014 |
No, San Diego Doesn’t Have a Startup Ban on the Books
San Diego city code bars home businesses with more than one employee, a rule that some critics have called a startup ban. Turns out lots of other startup hubs have the same rule, and it's not clear any startups have been booted or even fined as a result.