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Veteran Profile: Meet Jon Aasted, Recruiter at the City of Carlsbad

We’re excited to be launching a new Life in Action series featuring profiles of veterans and military spouses working at Carlsbad companies! Get to know the stories of those who’ve served and how they’ve found their perfect niche at a Carlsbad career after their military service. First up, we’re starting in-house by getting to know…

These Thriving Women-Owned Businesses Call Carlsbad Home

Carlsbad is an idyllic coastal city and home to more than 7,000 companies, including tourism, lifestyle, life sciences, medical devices, and technologies. Women owned businesses are also thriving here. Below, we take a look at three women who have carved their own business niche in Carlsbad. Bringing Fresh Flavor to San Diego When Chrissy Weir…

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…

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