Monthly Update: April 2021

Every month, the ‘Innovate78 Newsletter‘ features a curation of top headlines, events and opportunities from North County, delivered straight to your inbox. A blend of aggregated stories from North County’s most trusted news sources, Innovate 78 News provides a comprehensive recap of the region’s best stories from the past month.

Top stories

North county’s rising cleantech industry

With the perfect mix of innovative cleantech startups, support from local municipalities and access to a skilled, homegrown talent pipeline, North County is leading the way in clean technology at a national scale.


The acquisition provides JLab with additional resources, including product innovation and worldwide retail expansion, while keeping its core operations in North County intact.


Advancing San Diego has announced its Preferred Providers of Manufacturing talent, which include North County’s MiraCosta College – Technology Career Institute and Palomar College, among others. Apply by April 28 to host paid manufacturing interns from these Preferred Providers—at no charge to your business.


While businesses continue to weather impacts of COVID-19, we’ve created this actively updated resource page to summarize changing state and regulatory mandates, including recent announcements about tax credits and relief funds for businesses.

In other news:

Events we’re (virtually) attending…

Green Business EXPO

April 21

Organized by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber’s Green Business Committee in partnership with The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, the Green Business EXPO will showcase the local businesses that make San Diego one of the most sustainable regions in the world.

CSUSM’s Super STEM Saturday at Home

April 24

Join thousands of North County families for a one-day virtual festival filled with hands-on DIY experiments, live demonstrations and exciting day-of challenges (complete with cool prizes) that will ignite your curiosity and deepen your love for STEM—all from the comfort of your home.

Talent Development in Manufacturing: How to Build Your Pipeline

April 29

Join the San Diego North Economic Development Council and Tech San Diego to hear about a North County manufacturer and its strategic approach to sourcing talent from local higher education institutions.

Who’s hiring?

Calsense: Hardware Engineer, Carlsbad

Forgotten Barrel Winery: Sales and Service Representative, Escondido

Solecta Membranes: Production Operator, Oceanside

TrueCare: Project and Planning Manager, San Marcos

Leica Biosystems: Tech Support Technician, Vista

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