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Read the latest business news and industry insights from the City of Vista Economic Development department. From biotech to breweries, Vista is a city of makers, individuals committed to working hard and making an impact. Scroll down to read the inspiring stories of the people and the businesses of Vista, California. Have a story to share? Send us an email.

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  • February 2019 - Local agriculture, new cat cafe, tax incentive application due in March
  • January 2019 - Olympic training facility, healthcare technology, and upcoming gazebo planning meeting

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Collaboration, Connection and Community: The Strategy Behind Vista Village’s Revival

March 21, 2019 by City of Vista, Economic Development Department

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City of Vista photo by Alicia Jeanne Photography

As the new owner of the Vista Village shopping center, CFT Vista, LLC hopes to help bolster downtown Vista’s recent revival through collaboration, connection, and community.

The Las Vegas-based CFT, which has operated a Panda Express in the center for the past 15 years, saw a great opportunity to purchase Vista Village, which fits well with the firm’s long-term real estate investment platform.

One of the segments in which CFT is investing in is grocery and entertainment-anchored centers in strong...

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Vista’s Award-Winning Business Retention Program a Boon for Local Companies, Economy, and Community at Large

March 14, 2019 by City of Vista, Economic Development Department

 

City of Vista photo by City staff

When environmental monitoring firm Precision Measurement Engineering, Inc. (PME) outgrew its office in 2011, finding a larger space was easy, thanks to efforts by the City of Vista.

The 30-year-old family-owned business, which develops high-performing environmental monitoring instruments, moved its headquarters to Vista from a neighboring North County city after Vista officials welcomed the company with open arms.

“Vista offered some attractive properties and we eventually chose the...

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Renaissance: A Look at Downtown Vista’s History & Rebirth

March 7, 2019 by City of Vista, Economic Development Department

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City of Vista photo by Alicia Jeanne Photography

A growing interest in walkable and live-work-play urban experiences are breathing new life into downtowns across the country.

In the City of Vista, California, urban sprawl and economic shifts are also reshaping its downtown as city leaders are putting strategies in place to make downtown more inviting while capitalizing on its civic, cultural, historical, and entertainment assets to further support the vibrant environment needed for a thriving city center.

Historic downtown Vista - which used to handle traffic back in the day from old Highway 395 - has undergone...

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Innovation Hub: From 3D-Printed Titanium Wheels to Sustainable Construction Walls, Vista is a Center for Innovative Manufacturers

February 21, 2019 by City of Vista, Economic Development Department

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Photo compliments of HRE Wheels: McLaren P1 with 3D-printed wheels designed and built by HRE in Vista

Welcome to Innovation Hub, a new series celebrating the extraordinary companies that call Vista home. From healthcare tech to precision medicine, electronics, AI, cybersecurity, manufacturing and more, this series takes a deeper dive into the innovative industries that make up the collaborative culture in this diverse city.

Did you know that the world's first 3D printed titanium wheel was designed and made in Vista? Vista-based HRE Wheels, in partnership with GE Additive, recently unveiled the first titanium wheel created using...

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Barreling Business: A Look at Vista’s Brewing Economic Development Growth

February 14, 2019 by City of Vista, Economic Development Department

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Photo compliments of Mother Earth Brew Co.: A peek inside Mother Earth’s Vista brewing facility

A stroll along Vista’s historic downtown during a recent rainy weekday afternoon led to a visit to a couple of breweries where the staff members were friendly and the patrons “hoppy.” One bartender at the Belching Beaver Tavern & Grill on E. Broadway even commented that increased foot traffic from existing breweries is spurring much-needed economic development along this...

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Artful Economics: Vista Creating a ‘Sense of Place’ & Spurring Economic Development Via Public Art

February 7, 2019 by City of Vista, Economic Development Department

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Photo: Kites over Vista by John Meyer

City leaders across the nation are tapping more and more into art to help revitalize and grow their cities into vibrant communities. Keeping with that trend, the City of Vista - recognizing that art can be a magnet for economic growth - continues to boost its local public art projects.

In fact, Vista offers a robust Public Art program, which includes Kites Over Vista, the Vista in Bloom Utility Box mural program, downtown murals, and...

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Planting the Seed: Vista, a Growing Hub for Organic Farms and Sustainable Agriculture

January 24, 2019 by City of Vista, Economic Development Department

Frazier at Frazier Farms in Vista

Photo compliments of Frazier Farms: Frazier, whose grandfather Bill started Frazier Farms in 1971 in Escondido, said Vista is the perfect location for this style market.

Southern California is deemed one of the top organic agriculture hotspots around the U.S., so it’s no surprise that Vista is home to a cluster of organic and sustainable farms and markets that not only serve locals but also residents around the county and across the nation.

At Sunrise Farms, for example, employees grow, pack and ship certified organic and conventional citrus, including...

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Concrete Wave: New Skateboard Facility Pays Homage to Vista’s Iconic Skateboard Culture & Serves as Training Ground for Olympic Athletes

January 17, 2019 by City of Vista, Economic Development Department

Photo compliments of CA | TF: Legendary skateboarder and entrepreneur Tony Hawk, background, is a regular at CA | TF

A new skateboard facility in Vista will pay homage to the North San Diego County city’s  iconic skateboard culture and serve as a training ground for athletes training for the 2020 Summer Olympics. The new elite California Training Facility, built by California Skateparks, is the first of its kind in the world. The facility is already attracting elite talent from all over the world to Vista, elevating the City’s profile on the international stage...

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Tech Business Feature: Life-Changing Healthcare Technologies Developed in Vista

January 10, 2019 by City of Vista, Economic Development Department

Photo compliments of Exagen: The Exagen Diagnostics team

Vista may be known for its award-winning microbreweries, but there are plenty of other exciting things brewing in high tech labs around this innovative north San Diego County city.

For example, inside a highly specialized laboratory at Exagen Inc. off Liberty Way, scientists are working on groundbreaking tools to help physicians better diagnose and monitor autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, giving hope to patients with major unmet medical needs...

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