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Carlsbad’s Team of Sports Tech Companies Are Playing to Win

The economic impact of San Diego County’s sports and active lifestyle industry was valued at $6.3 billion in 2017. Carlsbad has long been considered a key player in this industry with action sports manufacturing employment in Carlsbad being over 30 times the national average.  Mostly known as the capital of the world golf industry, Carlsbad…

Carlsbad Companies Reap the Benefits of Statewide Tax Credits

The California statewide plastic bag ban that passed in 2016 inspired Carlsbad entrepreneurs Farzan and Jennifer Dehmoubed to develop a better way to bag groceries and eliminate plastic waste. The couple developed a product consisting of four reusable polypropylene bags that roll out like an accordion in shopping carts to help shoppers organize their purchases…

Experimenting With New Technologies is Part of the Viasat Way

Viasat, Carlsbad’s largest tech company, embodies innovation. They are thinkers, creators and problem solvers, providing global internet over satellites to connect people no matter where they are, whether flying at 35,000 feet, or living in a remote community in the middle of rural Mexico.  Recently, Kiersten Rielly, my Innovate78 colleague, and I visited Viasat’s Innovation Lab,…

CalAmp Cricket Club Embraces the Spirit of Life in Action

The CalAmp Cricket Club is looking fly in their Life in Action gear! This group plays at Zone 5 Park at lunchtime everyday, embracing the Carlsbad lifestyle. Just one of the many perks of Carlsbad careers! Does your Carlsbad company participate in a cool outdoor activity? We want to hear about it! Contact joe.stewart@carlsbadca.gov to…

Meet Felipe Acevedo, Inside Sales Manager at Canyon Bicycles

One of the world’s most prestigious high-end road, mountain, triathlon and commuter bicycle brands just recently started distributing in the United States. Selling to more than 100 countries—now including the U.S.—Canyon strategically placed a showroom and headquarters right here in Carlsbad, California. We had the opportunity to speak with Active Ambassador Felipe Acevedo, who works…

Play Where You Work With A Carlsbad Staycation!

Don’t have time plan a vacation this summer? Luckily, working in Carlsbad gives you access to a popular Southern California tourism destination year-round. The city has nearly 5,000 hotel rooms and over 3.5 million visitors annually. Whether it’s to spend a day at the beach and wander Carlsbad Village, or to take advantage of our…

Meet James O’Leonard, CEO at Peak 15 Systems

The growing number and success of software companies in Carlsbad is helping to put the city’s name on the national tech community’s map. But what sets Carlsbad’s tech scene apart from other national hubs is the employee and company culture of businesses in this city. We had the chance to speak with Active Ambassador James…

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