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Port-Related Businesses Had $5.4B Economic Impact in 2015

ECONOMY: Varied Sectors Rely on the The Waterfront AssetThe Port of San Diego is a big wheel in business, an economic dynamo. Companies doing business on San Diego’s tidelands generated $5.4 billion in economic output and sustained 43,627 jobs in 2015, according to a study issued by the port district in December. Figures for 2016 were not yet available.

By Brad Graves January 19, 2017 2:08 p.m.   $$ Share
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Southwest Airlines Adding Mexico Flights to Local Offerings

Discount carrier Southwest Airlines Co. plans an April 25 launch for new direct service between San Diego and Mexico’s San Jose del Cabo and Los Cabos.

Business Calendar for Week of January 23, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of January 23, 2017, and beyond.

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Lessons From Inside View of Chargers’ Messaging

From my perspective there are two differing and opposing belief systems within the Chargers organization. One is the ownership perspective, which is focused on increasing the value of the NFL franchise. The other is the front office roles of branding, PR and marketing, which is charged with creating a loyal fan base and selling tickets for both the team on the field and the fan experience. The public has seen the Chargers’ value-system clash play out publicly through the events of the past several years.

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Herrmann Named GM of Downtown’s Marriott Marquis Hotel

Operators of downtown San Diego’s Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina have appointed Tim Herrmann as the new general manager, overseeing all operations of the 1,360-room hotel.

Business Calendar for Week of January 16, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of January 16, 2017, and beyond.

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Faulconer Proposes Hotel Tax Hike to Expand Convention Center

Mayor Kevin Faulconer has proposed increasing the city’s hotel room tax via a public ballot measure in 2018, to finance a long-sought expansion of the San Diego Convention Center.

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Exit Planning San Diego Can Update Economic Playbook

It could hardly be called surprising, but the San Diego Chargers have now made it official: the football team is leaving for Los Angeles after more than a half-century in San Diego.

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Convention Center’s Issues Expand

TOURISM: Lawsuit, Hotel Plans, Funding Are Concerns

Operators recently launched $25 million in renovations to the iconic Sails Pavilion and other components of the San Diego Convention Center, but there remains no clear path to a long-sought expansion of the downtown waterfront facility.

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Getting a Technology Hub to Take Off

TECH: Airport’s Innovation Lab Aims to Upgrade Air Travel

You overslept. The flight from San Diego to Tokyo leaves in 50 minutes, and you need to be on it. Your smart watch tells you the estimated commute from your home to the airport is 11 minutes, and the average wait at the security checkpoint is 24 minutes. You can still make it.

Mayor Faulconer: Chargers Will Regret Decision to Exit San Diego

Reacting to the San Diego Chargers’ announced move to Los Angeles, a frustrated Mayor Kevin Faulconer said team owner Dean Spanos “made a bad decision” that he will come to regret.

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Chargers’ Departure Leaves a Big Hole to Develop

It could hardly be called surprising, but the San Diego Chargers have now made it official: the football team is leaving for Los Angeles after more than a half-century in San Diego.

NFL Gives Chargers Two More Days to Decide Location Plans

The National Football League has extended by two days the San Diego Chargers’ deadline to decide whether the team will relocate to the Los Angeles market, switching it to Jan. 17.

Business Calendar for Week of January 9, 2017

Some of the business events scheduled in the county for the week of January 9, 2017, and beyond.

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Legoland Starting Construction on New Castle-Themed Hotel in Carlsbad

Legoland California Resort has scheduled a Jan. 18 groundbreaking for its planned new castle-themed hotel, which will be the second on-site hotel at the Carlsbad park.

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Policies May Put Cali-Baja Connections at Risk

Usually in American politics, the period between a presidential election and a new administration taking office is typically calm, excluding the freeing of hostages as in the Reagan transition.