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San Diego has decided that it is going to make a firm commitment to the global economy. An initiative of 30+ companies, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, UC San Diego and the City of San Diego want to expand growth opportunities in the area by creating more export opportunities. Those export opportunities result in higher wages and more jobs but will rely heavily on win-win strategic outcomes. Mayor Kevin Faulconer describes the Going Global initiative as "Opportunities and innovation abound in San Diego and it's time to tell the world ( 1 )." The goal appears to be about getting products out of San Diego and into the global market while drawing investment into the region to capitalize on the core competencies of life sciences, blue technology and cyber knowledge. According to the Go Global San Diego initiative San Diego is the 17th largest U.S. metro city, ranks 61st in terms of export intensity and 49th in terms of foreign-owned firms ( 2 ). Sa
The IMF says the global economy will grow slower than expected this year while another recent announcement states that China superseded the U.S. in terms of purchasing power this year. Both are game changing events in what appears to be a long played out economic drama. Even though the news is not positive it does provide an opportunity for the U.S. to focus on improving its infrastructure to lower costs and retool for better managing international markets. Slower International Economic Growth: International markets are expected to experience slow growth in the near future according to an October 7th report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF initially thought the world economy may grow as high as 3.7% this year but have revised that number down to a weaker 3.3%. The slowing economy could make it more difficult for companies that are trying to export overseas to locations where the economy is lack luster. Growth in advanced economies and emerging eco
Export driven economies fuel themselves through an octane boost of information. Information makes their way into opportunity finding, employment, and development. With the right methods of information transference regions can further develop their export driving economies by understanding how innovation fulfills demand-side and supply-side economics. Paul McPhee (2012) explores innovation strategy information spillover contributions as an important catalyst in simulating exports and employment. Local development exists within a national context. Local stakeholders and business members work together to create development. Local networks and supply chains also rely on greater information links in national networks to be successful (Bathelt, 2005). In other words, there exists the tighter information transference within local networks and wider networks within the nation. Even though the author doesn’t state this it can also include information and resource vines throughout th