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CEO Profile: Chad Buckmaster, Processing Point

You often hear the term “above and beyond” to describe a business or its CEO, but when you visit Processing Point in Carlsbad, California, you can actually see and taste that famous corporate adage. Sitting in the spacious shared office occupied by the company CEO, Chad Buckmaster, and COO, Andrew Newby, you can look out…

State offers $100M in tax credits for California businesses

Businesses who want to come, stay or grow in California can apply for $100 million in income tax credits through the California Competes Tax Credit in January. The credit is offered through the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and is available to businesses of all sizes throughout the state. Applications will be…

CEO Profile: Tim Huckaby, Interknowlogy

InterKnowlogy–Carlsbad tech leader with global, national and local impact When Tim Huckaby, Executive Chairman and Founder of Carlsbad-based tech company InterKnowlogy, describes a typical day, the Pacific Ocean is often involved. “My wife and I frequently drive out to the bluffs overlooking the ocean with beach chairs and glasses of wine to see the sunsets,”…

Carlsbad is Region’s Top Spot for Innovation Startups

The innovation economy has been good for regional prosperity, to the tune of about $52 billion last year alone. This emerging industry driven by research and new tech is booming, but it depends on the next startups with a bright idea or big breakthrough—and as it turns out, most of that critical innovation is happening…

SPOTLIGHT: Business Owners Tap into Full Potential With Help From Carlsbad

As the saying goes, “it’s not what you know—it’s who you know.” Business owners in Carlsbad are given those people through our economic development team. That is particularly the case in the business world. In Carlsbad, there are plenty of resources to connect you to all the right networking opportunities. Carlsbad offers many city services…

SPOTLIGHT: In Carlsbad, Education Empowers Preschoolers to Professionals

Philosopher Herbert Spencer said, “the great aim of education is not knowledge but action.” That’s a profound sentiment, and it rings particularly true in Carlsbad—a city that exemplifies a ‘Life In Action®’ on all fronts, including education at every stage. Carlsbad children are empowered early on at some of California’s (and the nation’s) best public…

SPOTLIGHT: Fortune 500 to Startups, Carlsbad is Good for Business

Whether you work for a Fortune 500 company, want to launch that next startup, or are on the cutting edge of an emerging industry, Carlsbad is good for business and always has something to offer. In fact, according to key rankings, Carlsbad continues to be one of the best places in the nation to do…

Carlsbad Offers Work-Life Balance Done Right

Carlsbad resident Andy Parr works for locally-based Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he makes tools to decode and sequence DNA. He’s part of the booming biotech industry here—and, a living testament to the Carlsbad lifestyle. “I usually ride my bike to work. If I have enough time, I’ll take the long way, which makes it a…

SPOTLIGHT: Innovation Economy is Thriving in Carlsbad

Carlsbad’s innovation economy is not just blooming, it’s booming. This sector includes businesses that embrace emerging high tech and discoveries to chart new territory—and Carlsbad has no shortage of them. For starters, it’s home to the nation’s largest desalination plant, where cutting-edge research is raising the bar on cleantech. And the city’s stellar online business…

Life In Action Website Updates

Check out several exciting updates to the Carlsbad Life In Action® website! To celebrate Carlsbad’s blooming innovation economy over the past year, a fresh production of infographics sporting a newly re-designed layout and containing the most up-to-date key industry cluster data, and economic indicators is now complete. The first quarter in 2016 was spent exploring Carlsbad’s most…

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