Statement: “On average, one technology startup is launched here every day of the year — including weekends,” Mayor Jerry Sanders said Jan. 12 in his sixth State of the City address.
Analysis: As Sanders stood at the podium in Balboa Theatre delivering his State of the City speech, he highlighted San Diego’s strongest economic areas, including the Navy, defense technology and the biotech industry.
He focused most of his talk about economic development on San Diego’s technology companies, and his oration included the claim that, “On average, one technology startup is launched in San Diego every day of the year — including weekends.”
Alex Roth, the mayor’s spokesman, said this statement was based on results from the third quarter of 2010, the most recent data available from Connect, a technology advocacy group whose publications are generally regarded as the authority on local tech industry figures. Connect reported 94 technology startups launched across San Diego County between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2010.