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Business Academy a Success!

For the third consecutive year, the City and Chamber have partnered to create a business academy for anyone interested in starting a business or learning more about being a business owner in Carlsbad.  The agenda included an introductory presentation by the Chamber, a presentation of the Village/Barrio Master Plan, and a tour of development services…

California Businesses Compete for State Program Funds

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) recently released the numbers for the California Competes Tax Credit program. A total of 253 applications were received with a combined tax credit request of $289 million in this last application period which closed on February 2nd. This fiscal year, GO-Biz is authorized to award $151.1 million…

Carlsbad Economy Showed Gains in 2014

Carlsbad Economy Showed Gains in 2014 By Christina Vincent, Economic Development Manager, City of Carlsbad Jan 01, 2015 Last year was a good one for Carlsbad’s economy, as key industries added employees, retail sales grew and real estate development gained momentum.Carlsbad’s core industries, which are composed of life sciences, information and communications technology, action sports…

Life Sciences Industry Leads the Region

Carlsbad, CA is an innovation machine. Located in the leading state for the biomedical industry, this Pacific coastal city is a significant contributor to the 3rd largest life sciences cluster in the nation – San Diego. Advances in genomics are uncovering the main causes of previously baffling and untreatable diseases. Carlsbad’s  Thermo Fisher  is considered the second top…

Q3 Industrial Market Trends

The Carlsbad industrial market consists of over 14.2 million square feet (SF) of inventory and has added nearly 1.2 million SF of product from 2006 to 2009. The market is broken down into four individual product types:  research and development (R&D), manufacturing (MFG), distribution (DIST), and industrial multi-tenant (IMT). Three of these product types recorded gains…

What’s developing around the city?

Development Projects Interested in what projects are being developed around the city? Investment in Carlsbad has great momentum and new, innovative development projects are expected to continue. Significant projects such as the Westfield Carlsbad (Now Shoppes at Carlsbad) renovation are currently under construction with Phase 1 being completed at the end of 2014. This includes a new 24…

We make stuff!

The City of Carlsbad has made a name for itself as a pivotal part of the third largest hub of life sciences companies in the nation, but did you know that Carlsbad is more than a center for bioscience and drug discovery? Our businesses make stuff here you use every day in your home or…

GO-Biz to Host San Diego Workshop on California Competes Tax Credit

On Monday October 13, 2014 the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) will be hosting a free workshop for the San Diego region how to apply for the California Competes Tax Credit. GO-Biz opened the California Competes Tax Credit program on September 29th, 2014 and began accepting applications for any businesses that want…

Consider a Career in Manufacturing

On Friday October 3rd, 2014 Carlsbad joined the nation in celebrating National Manufacturing Day. This annual event was a way for our top manufacturing companies to open their doors to the public and show how manufacturing is a leader in innovation and creativity. The audience consisted of students, veterans, business owners, and professionals, looking for…

Be Part of the Village and Barrio Master Planning Efforts

The City of Carlsbad and urban consulting experts Dover, Kohl & Partners have dedicated the last two weeks to getting input from the community about the Village & Barrio Master Plan. These meetings included hands on design sessions, studio and technical meetings, and forums such as the Barrio Fiesta where community members shared ideas about a future for the Village…

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