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City of Carlsbad Reports Biotech Incubator Success

Presentation to City Council and new video describe success of public/private partnership effort Carlsbad, CA, March 8, 2016 – After three years of operation, the City of Carlsbad’s life sciences incubator Bio, Tech and Beyond is reporting continued success and growth.  Following the grand opening in the summer of 2013, the incubator helped launch six…

Economic Development Receives Awards of Merit

Carlsbad’s Economic Development staff received two awards of merit from the California Association for Local Economic Development. The first award was in the partnerships category for the city’s MiraCosta Technology Career Institute. The institute opened in April 2015 in a city-owned building and develops a skilled workforce by training and certifying students and incumbent workers…

New Law Requires Organic Waste Recycling Starting April 1st

This week, the City of Carlsbad, CalRecycle and Feeding America San Diego held a workshop to educate businesses about a new law on organic waste recycling. Assembly Bill 1826 requires organic waste recycling beginning April 1, 2016 and it could affect your business. The law requires that businesses arrange recycling for food waste, green waste,…

Carlsbad Secures Sustainable and Diverse Water Supply for Businesses

Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will be loaning the City of Carlsbad $30 million for the city to expand its recycled water facility. The loan allows for Carlsbad to recycle all of its wastewater during the summer. The plant expansion allows Carlsbad to filter its wastewater to then reuse to irrigate parks,…

GoPros New Carlsbad Digs are Everything Cool

Employers in cutting edge industries like the action camera empire GoPro are looking for amazing work spaces where employees can immerse, collaborate and innovate. The hunt for that environment brings companies with a worldwide presence straight to Carlsbad, CA. GoPro recently moved from nearby Encinitas to Carlsbad’s “make” building which offers amenities galore. GoPro’s Carlsbad…

Money Available for On-the Job and Customized Training

The City of Carlsbad partnered with the San Diego Workforce Partnership and the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce today by holding a workshop to inform businesses about federal money available for job training programs. The Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act approved in 2014, appropriates $72 billion each year through 2020. Want a piece of that…

El Niño: Is your business prepared?

2016 is an El Niño year, and it’s here! Whether you’re a business or resident, the message is the same: 2016 is an El Niño year. As we saw with storms earlier this week, that means lots of heavy wind and rainfall this season. These conditions could wreak havoc in Southern California, and Carlsbad is no…

Carlsbad Signs the First-Ever Agreement for Expedited Permitting at State Level

Late December, the City of Carlsbad signed the first-of-its-kind agreement for enhanced services and expedited review of project applications that require approval by the California Coastal Commission. The agreement is intended to result in faster approvals from the state agency, which has been notoriously slow in processing projects due to a significant workload and a…

Ionis Pharmaceuticals new name, same innovation

CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) today announced that the company has changed its name to Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  Ionis (pronounced “eye-OH-nis”) Pharmaceuticals is an original name that the Company has chosen to represent its innovative culture and heritage as both the pioneer and leader in the RNA-targeted therapeutic…

Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar Airport Expansion Study Approved

This Wednesday, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to study the feasibility of expanding Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar airport. The study will look at options for extending the airport’s runway by 800 and 900 feet. The cost to extend the runway and complete other associated airport improvements is estimated to cost between $80…

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