San Diego’s Qualcomm still dominates the mobile chip-making industry. But it’s not untouchable, as a perfect storm of regulatory scrutiny, falling market share and pressure to stay on top in China’s ultracompetitive smartphone market has made clear.
In the last year, SDG&E’s business customers have seen rate increases up to 24 percent. That’s not fair. But the ultimate decision on setting energy rates lies with state policymakers and regulators.
Two factors bind each of the areas where Airbnb is thriving. They’re known for high hotel occupancies or relatively few hotels, or both.
No, San Diego companies aren’t facing the apocalypse. But some of the concerns they raise can make it sound like it’s the end of the world. Watch this week’s San Diego Explained for an overview of the biggest challenges they’re confronting.
As we wrap our quest to determine what factors are holding back local businesses, we’re adding one more to the list: Businesses’ own reluctance to talk openly about the challenges they face.
As we wrap up our effort to understand what is really holding back business investment in San Diego, costs like our very high electricity bills are at the forefront.
Meet the lady charged with making small businesses’ lives a little easier in San Diego. Plus, This Week in Drugs, Councilman Mark Kersey’s move on infrastructure and more on the podcast.
In this week’s San Diego Explained, Lisa Halverstadt and NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia lay out how a solar manufacturing company that rolled into town amid lots of fanfare is now struggling to survive in San Diego.
California is in a tough spot: Even as it expresses eagerness to grow manufacturing, the tax climate gives nearby states an opening to poach local companies.
Many San Diego companies pay their workers significantly more than they might elsewhere so their employees can afford housing and other expenses that are disproportionately high here.