San Diego’s Immigrant-Powered Economy on Display at February 2 Summit

• Summit to highlight how immigrant businesses create jobs and bring revenue to the city
• Business for Good executive director to lead economic opportunity session
• Small businesses invited to help craft San Diego’s strategic immigrant integration plan

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About single payer healthcare

The mood was instantly productive when a group of Business For Good members sat down with new California Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins on January 19. It helps when these small business owners have been part of the Senator’s in-district life for a few years now: her 2017 small business of the year winner Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant; The Rose Wine Bar; Diamond & Branch; and The Moore Firm have all regularly crossed paths with Sen. Atkins in the community for a while now.

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New law in San Diego firms up government transparency

Shady deals

Unless yours was one of more than 1,000 private companies that got any of the $3 billion in contracts with the City of San Diego, small businesses are highly unlikely to be have benefited from this problem.

Government Transparency: one of the 5 issues your very own Business for Good San Diego is working on.

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San Diego’s Toni Atkins is tapped as the first woman leader of the California State Senate – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Sen. Toni Atkins to lead CA state senate

Pretty cool, right? Then you should join a members-only meeting with Sen. Atkins on January 19 at 2:30pm to discuss single-payer healthcare. Are you in?

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San Diego may be left out of dockless bike sharing trend – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Missing out on dockless bikes

And we talk about San Diego’s “innovation economy” being a driver for growth (insert head-slap)… Good government and companies adjust to new technology, don’t entrench when all indicators point to a failure.

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San Diego home price increases among highest in nation – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Home prices in San Diego

Median home price in San Diego is $535,000 – the pace growing faster than LA & SF in the last year. Anyone else worried about what this means for small businesses?

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