February 5, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  Walmart Neighborhood Grocery Store opened last Wednesday. The California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) reports that third quarter 2013 job growth was slow across all states, although California ranked 19th highest with a 1.5% increase. San Diego County’s job growth increased by 1.8%.  In addition the . . . read more

January 29, 2014

 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  Sales tax cash receipts for the third quarter of 2013 increased 6.0%. This Weekend, February 1st and 2nd, Ryan Park will host Cal South State Cup soccer tournament.  Over the next few months we will see Cal South in our Escondido quite a bit. This weekend Cal South will have 64 boys U13 teams playing 56 total games.  . . . read more

January 23, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  Today representatives of Visit California are interviewing Katherine Zimmer, our Marketing and Tourism Administrator.  She and Visit Escondido will be featured as a case study on Visit California’s new “industry community” section of their website.  Escondido attracted their attention as a new city participant that has had . . . read more

January 15, 2014

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  We have been notified that the Abercrombie Kids store at Westfield North County will permanently shut down no later than January 25, 2014.  A copy of the notice is attached. SPECIAL EVENTS No special events are planned this week. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UPDATES Planning: Major Projects Update: Oak Creek (NUW) – . . . read more