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Innovation in San Diego Creates Investment Opportunities

2014 has come and gone , but the benefits of a growth year are likely to carry on for some time in San Diego. According to Connect, a non-profit group that supports innovation , they counted 446 technology and life science start-ups in 2014 up from 426 companies in 2013 ( 1 ). Of these firms , Bio-tech got 62% of the $805 million investment capital dollars while software and medical devices got a third and fourth place in total investment influx . What does this say about San Diego? It says that San Diego has a budding bio-tech and software industry that should be supported by city policies , higher education , corporate training , and international promotion . Encouraging investment funds to find receptive companies seeking those investments for expansions puts money where it has the quickest and most efficient economic contribution . The Economic contribution comes from using the investment money to exp

San Diego Becomes gets Exposure as “Smart” City in National Geographic Documentary

San Diego is being filmed as one of the “World’s Smart Cities” creating international buzz for innovation, craft beers, coastline, parks, and management. The program will be aired internationally on the National Geographic Channel and raises public awareness of the benefits to live, work and invest in San Diego.  Modern cities are known for their local industries and lifestyles. For example Seattle and coffee, Detroit and cars, and Cancun and vacation are tied together in consumer minds. Once these associations become embedded they will influence consumer impressions in a way that leads to choices and in turn greater economic activity.  Documentaries not only help solidify those images but also raise awareness of other local industries. San Diego may have great beaches but it also has a budding bio-technology industry that would benefit from greater international exposure. That exposure can lead to greater awareness of local investment opportunities. San Diego draws

Positive Economic Indicators Point to a Brighter 2014

The economy looks bright for much of the next year according to the Conference Board, Bloomberg’s poll of leading economists, and the International Monetary Fund. After a prolonged decade of slow down any positive market news is welcomed. However, with increases in multiple measurements one can get a better feeling for growing trends and how those trends will impact national investment opportunities. At present, the market appears to be increasing in growth and opportunity for both the U.S. as well as other nations which could encourage further growth. The Conference Board used broad based measures that included the labor market, interest rates, factory orders, stocks price, and construction. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index for the U.S. rose .8% in March to 100.9 indicating a substantial increase in the U.S. economy ( 1 ). The economy has put away its winder mitts and gloves and significant improvements in the market are possible. The Conference Board was n