Pathway to Prosperity Reform #2 – Clean Tech Incubator Center and Retail Expo

Carl DeMaio Carl DeMaio 1 Comment

Getting San Diegans back to work is one of my top priorities – which is why I am presenting my “Pathway to Prosperity” plan to create and keep jobs in San Diego. One of my Pathway to Prosperity reforms deals with attracting “Clean Tech” companies to San Diego. The next big wave of innovation and economic growth will be fueled …

How Many Stimulus Dollars Does It Take to Create One Job in San Diego?

Diana Palacios Diana Palacios Leave a Comment

According to data obtained from (the federal government’s official American Recovery and Reinvestment Act website), San Diego County’s five congressional districts were awarded a combined total of $1,712,455,003  in stimulus funds during the first quarter of 2010. In this same time period, stimulus recipients reported that in exchange for the awarded tax dollars, 1,955.3 jobs were created.  So, after …

San Diegans Hurting Financially, New Poll Finds

Vince Vasquez Vince Vasquez 1 Comment

A new Field Poll released today revealed that San Diego voters are more likely to state they are going through tough economic times than any other region in California.  However, county voters remain largely optimistic about our state’s future economic recovery. Among the findings: A whopping 71% of San Diego voters say they are financially worse off today than a …

Let the Facts Speak: The First Economic Stimulus Isn’t Working

Brian Bilbray Brian Bilbray 2 Comments

In February of this year, the President signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (H.R. 1), also known as the stimulus bill, allocating $787 billion to create jobs and to stimulate the economy. Today, according to the State of California’s Employment Development Department, San Diego County is facing the highest unemployment rate in recent history: 10.2 percent. Statewide unemployment in the Golden State has risen to 12.2 percent, and this number is projected to increase.