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ENERGY: It Looks To Future With Green Energy, Natural Gas
Sempra Energy is a San Diego colossus. With $9.65 billion in 2012 revenue, the energy holding company is second to no one but Qualcomm Inc. among the region’s public companies.
MANUFACTURING: Local Craft Breweries Find The Recipe for Success
Creative, competitive and highly independent, local breweries have placed San Diego County at the center of the growing market for handcrafted beers.
MANUFACTURING: County Home to Cluster of Action Sports Entrepreneurs
“Made in San Diego” is developing a special meaning for Kevin Flanagan, co-founder of The People’s Movement, an “eco-conscious” footwear and accessories maker in Solana Beach.
Joe Donoghue is president and CEO of San Diego-based Leardon Solutions, a global product development, engineering, and manufacturing services company that helps small- to medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, and startups turn their ideas and concepts into revenue generating products.
MANUFACTURING: Automation GT Is Moving To Bigger Facility, Hiring
Automation GT feels the squeeze. These days, space is tight in its offices and in its shop. One reason is that the Escondido firm has plenty of work. Several of its custom-built factory automation machines sit on its production floor, in various stages of completion. Their inner workings are encased in big, glasslike boxes. No two of the machines are alike.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment plans a June 1 opening for Aquatica San Diego, the Chula Vista water park that it purchased in late 2012 from Cedar Fair Entertainment Co.
Apricus Biosciences Inc. announced recently that it has a new chief executive officer: Richard Pascoe.
Sempra U.S. Gas & Power said it completed the sale of a 625-megawatt block of its 1,250-megawatt Mesquite Power plant in Arizona to the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District for $371 million.
Digirad Corp., which offers solid-state medical imaging products and services, announced recently that it plans to move its headquarters from Poway to Atlanta.
BUILDING: Leaders See Opportunity to Create Aerotropolis at Gillespie
The East County business community has the world at its doorstep. The valley where the city of El Cajon meets Santee is a nexus of three freeways and an airport. With those assets, El Cajon’s Gillespie Field could increasingly shape business and development for several miles outside of its perimeter fence.
Monitoring fetal heart rate while a woman is in labor is critical to ensure a safe delivery, but doctors can’t be in every room at once. San Diego-based electronic medical record maker CliniComp International Inc. has developed a mobile application that helps physicians keep tabs on patients and their babies — and a California health system has adopted the program systemwide.
San Diego-based Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. has received a $1.4 million milestone payment for developing and commercializing a drug for New York-based Retrophin Inc.
HEALTH: Peter Farrell Steps Down; Search Leads to Son
Peter Farrell, founder, chairman and longtime CEO of San Diego-based medical device manufacturer ResMed Inc., is stepping down from his post and will be replaced by his son, Mick Farrell. The move will become effective March 1.
The United Arab Emirates is closer to getting unmanned Predator aircraft built by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.
San Diego-based Organovo Holdings Inc. is partnering with Durham, N.C.-based cell culture development company ZenBio Inc. to build three-dimensional human tissues for drug discovery and advanced tissue therapies.