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San Diego Ranks #4 in US Start Up Activity in 2016

"The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation just released the latest report in their annual Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship Series. According to the foundation, the index measures entrepreneurial output activity nationwide, such as new companies, business density and growth rates. Three studies, which present a more mature measure of startup activity in metropolitan areas, make up the Kauffman Index: the rate of new entrepreneurs, the opportunity share of new entrepreneurs and the startup density.
According to the index, San Diego climbed seven spots year-over-year and now ranks 4th in the United States in
startup activity" Released May 23, 2017
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SD Unemployment Rate hits 3.8 percent

The Labor Development Department released a study on May 19, 2017 stating that the unemployment in San Diego is now at just 3.8 percent.  From April 2016 through April 2017 the following industries have seen the significant employment growth: "Government (up 6,200), educational and health services (up 4,100), other services (up 2,200), and financial activities (up 1,100) reported notable payroll gains." Released May 2017
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San Diego Quarterly Economic Snapshot

San Diego Regional EDC analyzes key economic metrics that are important to understanding the regional economy and San Diego’s standing relative to other major metropolitan areas in the U.S.  Released February 2017
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Global Millennials - Live, Work, Play Report by CBRE

They are growing in affluence, and need places to live and to shop. For a growing number of organizations, understanding the needs and desires of this generation is crucial. Central to CBRE’s interest here is the role that real estate plays in their lives and expectations. Where do they want to live and work? What type of office environment do they prefer? What types of shops do they want to visit, or do they want to do everything online? These are critical questions for employers, retailers, property developers and investors alike. Released November 2016
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San Diego Quarterly Economic Snapshot

San Diego Regional EDC analyzes key economic metrics that are important to understanding the regional economy and San Diego’s standing relative to other major metropolitan areas in the U.S.  Released October 2016
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Holiday and Poinsettia Bowls 

The Holiday and Poinsettia Bowls drive $35M worth of economic activity throughout San Diego County in 2014 and have generated over $730M in cumulative economic benefits since 1978.  Released March 2015
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Endurance Events in San Diego

The economic impact of Endurance Events in San Diego highlighting $64.1M in economic output, 583 jobs and $21.3M local wages.  Released in August of 2014
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