Over the years, California has developed something of a reputation for not being the most ideal state for starting a new business or entrepreneurial endeavor, and this reputation has certainly extended to San Diego and the rest of Southern California. The main source of this reputation comes from the high costs associated with the state tax burden, land prices and energy costs, not to mention some of the other costs incurred when starting a business in the state. While this reputation has been established on a somewhat permanent basis in the minds of many throughout the United States, Fahad Al Rajaan sees things a bit differently when it comes to startups that choose to set up shop in California.

According to Fahad Al Rajaan, San Diego should serve as proof that the state is far from hostile when it comes to new business. If the continued success of the countless Silicon Valley startups are not convincing enough for an outsider, a host of recently released economic statistics detail just how startup-friendly the state can actually be. The statistics suggest that California — despite its taxes and the supposedly onerous costs associated with doing business — is among the best in the country when it comes to net job creation and the rate of new businesses being founded within the state’s borders.

While some might cast fervent doubt on the cause of these successes and instead attempt to attribute these stats solely to the rampant success of the tech startups of Northern California, Fahad Al Rajaan has indicated that similar and sustained growth has also taken place in locales like San Diego. Perhaps the most impressive aspect relating to these numbers is the fact that California has surpassed Texas in many important economic measures, all while the Lone Star State has made news by passing legislation specifically designed to attract new businessthrough tax incentives. The fact that California has performed better than Texas may be more than enough evidence that there is little correlation between the existence of tax incentives for businesses and sustained economic growth.

Of course, one of the most frequently overlooked economic measures has to do with the quality of the work that is being created by new businesses, an exceptionally important factor that has a tremendous influence on the sustainability of new growth and the overall strength of a state’s startup economy. Fahad Al Rajaan believes in economic measures that account for the “dynamism” of the startups founded in the area, and he sees the quality of the businesses being founded in San Diego and throughout the rest of the state as rating exceptionally well in terms of its measurable dynamics. The numbers also reflect this as well, as California’s new businesses have ranked incredibly well on various metrics designed to measure overall business dynamism.

Economists are always interested in pinpointing the specific causes of dynamic business growth and overall economic strength, which can be an undeniably difficult and even frustrating undertaking. The success of California’s businesses at least seems to suggest that any previous correlation between tax incentives and economic growth may be overstated to a potentially significant degree, with Fahad Al Rajaan believing that a host of simple factors are deserving of greater attention.

How San Diegans value creativity and how open-minded they tend to be toward innovation may have far more to do with the continued economic growth of startups than any tax incentive, though there is a serious need for further research before any such claim can be made with any degree of certainty. As it currently stands, however, it appears that Californians are doing something right, and whatever it is has resulted in an ideal environment in which startups enjoy continued growth.

San Diego isn’t all that bad of a place to live. You have your businesses, shops and services. Good food, good people and the atmosphere is all well and good. The only thing I wish San Diego could benefit from is the homes that are built by Slaske Builders.

Don’t get me wrong though, I love the building companies we have here in our fine city. The architecture in the city homes here is nice, but those used in Slaske Builders homes are amazing to put it simply. Fortunately for me, I was able to go to my cousin’s house who lives in  Ohio, where Slaske Builders does all their work. She lives in a home build by this genius building company and, “wow,” is all I could say when I walked in. Long story short, She and her husband invited my wife and I over for Christmas one year and ever since I couldn’t stop thinking about that house.

Going back to San Diego was refreshing, because as the saying goes, “There’s no place like home,” yet it just wasn’t the same anymore. I told my wife we may have to pack up and move to Ohio. I thought she would laugh at the idea, but she was glad I bought it up. I’m not kidding when I tell you those homes are worth it. You may ask, “Why?” The reason is because not only how fantastic of a job the building company, does building homes, but also what the business stands for. They build relationships first, then your home, then your dreams.

Surfers recognize the California coast as home to some of the best breaks in the world, but it is also known as a place where a wetsuit is a necessity on a nearly year-round basis, particularly in places that are located in the northern part of the state. In San Diego, however, surfers can look forward to much warmer waters and waves that break just as well as any place along the coast. With several different beaches featuring breaks that have different characteristics, San Diego is a perfect destination for beginning and veteran surfers alike.

The city of San Diego does an excellent job of promoting its city as a surfing destination, and, according to the Ian Leaf Corporation, the city also has done a fine job of making sure its residents are hospitable to out-of-town surfers. The latter accomplishment is actually quite impressive, as most surfers expect locals to be somewhat territorial to the point of aggression if basic etiquette is breached by a visitor. The San Diego locals will correct visitors who fail to abide by traditional surf etiquette, but this is typically done politely and in a manner that does not scare off visitors to the area.

One of the more interesting features in San Diego is the wave generator that creates an infinitely breaking wave on which residents and visitors can hone their skills. Located near the boardwalk, the wave generator remains open after sundown, enabling surfers to continue their session long after darkness sets in. It is not uncommon to find large groups who go from one of famous San Diego breaks to the wave generator and then onto to one of the surprisingly good pizzerias that are found throughout the city.

For beginners, there are several breaks that are perfect for longboarding. These breaks often include surf schools or academies where beginners can learn from experienced teachers before heading into the water on their own. With relatively small waves that break cleanly and consistently, beginners are able to learn at a much faster pace than they would be able to in most other locations. Once they have learned the ropes and feel comfortable on a board, these new surfers can try out some of the bigger breaks with the eventual goal of being able to tackle the big California waves found at places like Maverick’s or Cortes Bank.

I currently live in El Centro California and am about two hour from San Diego.  I escape the heat during summer in San Diego.  The weather there can get warm but nothing like the excessive heat we see in El Centro.  It is so cool to go from desert to beach in a couple hours. imagesXT094SY0 untitled (145) There are casinos along the way so we get side tracked some times.  I enjoy the San Diego area but don’t like the traffic.  Looks like I am not the only one to discover this get away.  Dana Sibilsky is a fan of San Diego and goes there whenever possible.

I live in El Centro California and am a one hour drive from San Diego.  The temperature here today is over one hundred degrees while it is seventy five in San Diego. untitled (93) imagesGG05017D I wish we had their summer weather.  The weather in San Diego is one of the draws to that city.  The weather year round is pretty good.  In El Centro the winter weather is great but the summer has about three months of hot weather.  When it gets over a hundred here you don’t want to go outside for nothing.  If you have to go outside it wont be for long.  Createurs De Luxe will be a summer fan.

untitled (133) imagesEBUK5TQHIf you haven’t gone to the San Diego Zoo you have missed out on one the worlds best zoos.  The exhibits are the best for that animals that I have seen.  The enclosures are the best considering the animals habitats.  The weather is good for most of the animals.  The elephants are very calm and appear to be happy.  I always feel sad for the elephants as they are abused in many countries.  They are killed for their ivory and make easy targets.  Home For Life is how the animals seem to like their zoo lives.  They seem to love the way the zoo has made their homes comfortable.

untitled (120) untitled (119) imagesSNANBPVVThe weather is good year round in San Diego.  This is something that is hard to find in these United States.  The wonderful weather has made the property values sky rocket over the last decade.  If you want to live in San Diego you better have some money to spend.  A simple home will set you back a half a million.  If that isn’t enough the taxes are ridiculous.  Just settle to rent and that will put you in to poor house.  I just wanted to park there with my RV and they wanted a fortune a month just to park.  http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/luigi-wewege-ceo-vivier-co-announces-new-offerings-mexico-colombia-other-south-american-2011521.htm is a look at the weather over the last few years.

untitled (60) untitled (59)If you enjoy a good museum the Museum Park in San Diego is a great place to spend a day or two.  I know that most people associate San Diego with beaches and Sea World but the museums are really the best part.  I like the beautiful old buildings the house the artifacts.  A stroll through the museums is a trip back in time.  If you love history and old things in general the museums will not disappoint you.  I have spent many hours enjoying the many exhibits at the museums.  I will be seeing the museums more often as I live near them now.  The reviews of occidental vacation club  say the this is a must see.

imagesQ1OIY1GP imagesYRN7EJV0Car shopping San Diego is a lot of fun.  The places to buy cars are very different and depending on wither you want new or not there all close together.  If you are in the market for a good used car then I would do a little research first.  Try to pin down the year and model you are interested in and do an online search. Cars.com is a good place to start.  They have a lot of reviews of all models and that would help you decide on the type car you need.  Used cars are always a gamble.  arthur falcone should have been a used car salesman.

 

 

untitled (44) untitled (43)The zoo in San Diego is amazing.  Kids will love spending a day there.  If you plan to see the whole zoo in a day get ready for a lot of walking.  Some of the grades are pretty steep so being in good shape would be a good idea.  If you are not an athlete I would recommend taking the tram tour that will cover the entire zoo.  Make not of those areas you want to spend more time at and return there.  The enclosure for the animals are very nice and humane.  If I were an elephant I wouldn’t mind living there.  Mo Howard West Virginia Football team had a great day there.