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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…

Ionis Pharmaceuticals- Business in Action Video

Carlsbad’s companies are changing the world! The City of Carlsbad and Ionis Pharmaceuticals have partnered together to create a video that features a world class company in Carlsbad as a top place to work. Carlsbad is at the center of one of the top life sciences clusters in the United States – San Diego. Game-changing…

Nordson Corporation Expands Advanced Manufacturing Footprint in Carlsbad

On Tuesday, Nordson Corporation will open its new 93,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Carlsbad. The new location will employ more than 500 local residents in advanced manufacturing jobs along the 78 Corridor. Building upon its presence in Vista and Carlsbad, the new campus will be home to several businesses in Nordson’s Advanced Technology group,…

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,…

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