SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS

If It’s Good Enough for Illumina, Then UTC Is Good Enough for Others

BIOTECH: Genomics Giant Does Trailblazing In Real Estate, Too

Illumina keeps outgrowing its digs, which becomes evident looking at the UTC landscape.

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Developers Make Historic Structures Part of the Present Scene

When Donia Ackad bought a former used furniture store in downtown Oceanside in December, she had no idea what was beneath the patchy stucco that covered the exterior.

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Solana Beach Projects’ Eclectic Designs Fit In

Solana Beach Projects’ Eclectic Designs Fit In By Bringing Their Own Character, Style to the Mix

A series of projects are planned or underway in the center of Solana Beach that in at least one case will remove what many said has become an eyesore.

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With Talent in Demand, Cos. Scramble to Keep Their Top Workers Engaged and Employed

With Talent in Demand, Cos. Scramble to Keep Their Top Workers Engaged and Employed

A historically tight labor market is making San Diego companies think hard about how to keep their top talent from leaving for greener pastures.

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Both Sellers and Buyers Seeing Opportunity in Hot M&A Market

FINANCE: Conditions Seen As Continuing Through 2019

A University City-based investment bank that advises companies on mergers and acquisitions has beefed up its roster in expectation of a surge of M&A activity.

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S.D. Bankers Help Umpqua Bank Make the Connections For Banking Relationship Success

Joe Quinn, chief financial officer of defense contractor Epsilon Systems Solutions, needed to close a deal before year’s end.

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#10 Fastest Growing Private Company

Special Report: Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Rounding out the list of the Top 10 fastest-growing private companies in San Diego County this year is a business recently acquired by a global tech services company.

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#8 Fastest Growing Private Company

Special Report: Fastest-Growing Private Companies

With back-to-back years of triple-digit growth, Vista-based Latitude 33 Brewing Co. has good reason to raise a pint — or two — to itself for being a repeat among San Diego County’s fastest-growing private companies.

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#9 Fastest Growing Private Company

Special Report: Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Deanne Gustafson had been an avid bottled-kombucha drinker for years when, during a 2013 trip to Bend, Oregon, with now-husband Jared Gustafson, she discovered kombucha was also on tap.

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#7 Fastest Growing Private Company

Special Report: Fastest-Growing Private Companies

It was his own battle with obesity that lead Drew Canole, founder of Organifi, down a path of educating others about making healthy choices and living healthy lives.

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#6 Fastest Growing Private Company

Special Report: Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Brand Value Accelerator — or BVAccel — is a digital design, development and marketing agency that helps online stores and retail point-of-sale systems generate greater sales. BVAccel saw a 424-percent growth from 2015 to 2017, with revenues last year coming in at $10.85 million.

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#5 Fastest Growing Private Company

Special Report: Fastest-Growing Private Companies

What’s better than being among the county’s fastest-growing private companies? Making the top 5 two years in a row.

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