San Diego Explained: Making Do With a Manufacturing Space Crunch

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San Diego Explained: Making Do With a Manufacturing Space Crunch

In this San Diego Explained, Lisa Halverstadt and NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia explain what the county’s limited land means for expanding manufacturing, and why that’s causing hesitation for some companies, but not others.

Local leaders are worried it might be tough to attract manufacturing jobs in coming years.

Just over 2,000 acres in sprawling San Diego County are ready for commercial development. Of that space, only a fraction is available to industrial businesses, and the majority of it is in far-flung areas like Otay Mesa, Carlsbad and Oceanside.

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But even these limitations might not stop some manufacturing companies from coming to San Diego.

In this San Diego Explained, VOSD’s Lisa Halverstadt teams up with NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia to explain the hesitations some companies have about what limited space is available, and why those aren’t such deal-breakers for others.

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