Archive for the ‘2014 Economic Indicators’ Category

Kratos Defense & Security Systems

October 16th, 2014 | Posted in 2014 Economic Indicators, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

San Diego-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions received a contract for up to $4.36 Million for ballistic missile defense programs for an undisclosed client.

Best for Business

April 22nd, 2014 | Posted in 2014, 2014 Economic Indicators

Forbes magazine named San Diego as the best place to launch a small business in 2014.

2014 Economic Indicators

March 6th, 2014 | Posted in 2014, 2014 Economic Indicators

Petco Park will gain a 37-story, $250-million high-rise, under a plan that was recently approved by Civic San Diego, the city agency that oversees downtown development.  Opening is planned for the 2016-17 time frame.

AT&T is Hiring in San Diego

February 24th, 2014 | Posted in 2014, 2014 Economic Indicators

AT&T is Hiring in San Diego – AT&T announced that it is hiring workers for more than 70 opportunities in San Diego, with positions focused primarily on retail.  Regional VP External Affairs Ignacio De La Torre of AT&T California said:  “AT&T continues to expand its customer base in San Diego and invest in our network […]

Tourism Continues to Recovering in San Diego!

February 24th, 2014 | Posted in 2014, 2014 Economic Indicators

Experts expect San Diego’s fabulous “Tourism” industry to continue to increase in 2014.  Smith Travel Research reported that local hotels saw occupancy rise 1.3%  from a year ago to 72.9% for the first 11 months of 2013.  Average daily rate was also up.   With total revenues for San Diego County hotels topping $1.9-million, a 4.9% […]

2014 Economic Indicators

February 19th, 2014 | Posted in 2014, 2014 Economic Indicators

Stocks of biotechnology stocks are up, especially for San Diego biotechnology companies, often with double-digit increases.  Included are life-sciences companies.  This year the Biotech Index is up about 13%.  Also, IPO’s are occurring as well.

Solar Industry Shows 20% Job Gains

February 5th, 2014 | Posted in 2014, 2014 Economic Indicators

2014 Economic Indicators – The number of jobs tied to the U.S. solar energy sector increased by nearly 20% in 2013, according to an annual survey by the Solar Foundation recently released.

2014 Economic Indicators

February 5th, 2014 | Posted in 2014, 2014 Economic Indicators

2014 Economic Indicators – International passenger traffic at the San Diego International Airport set a record in 2013 for the second consecutive year, increasing 21.5% over 2012 with 627,596 total international passengers.

2014 Economic Indicators

February 5th, 2014 | Posted in 2014, 2014 Economic Indicators

Good news from the 4th quarter 2013!!  The U.S. economy grew at a 3.2% annual rate in the October to December quarter on the strength of the strongest consumer spending in 3 years.  Hopefully, this will be encouraging for 2014. Although 2013 as a whole grew only 1.9%, nothing to brag about, especially when compared […]