SAN MATEO (03/13/2000) - The economy continues to boom in the Golden State, and opportunities on the "Tech Coast" are excellent.
State - 33,145,121 (ranks 1st in nation)Los Angeles area - 15,781,273San Diego area - 2,780,592Unemployment rate:
State - 4.9% (national: 4%)
Los Angeles area - 5.2%
San Diego area - 2.5%
Median housing cost (national: $133,300):
Los Angeles area - $205,300
San Diego area - $231,600
Top industries: Entertainment, media, aerospace, textiles, tourism, agricultureTop employers: UCLA, Walt Disney Co., Boeing Co., TRW Inc., Universal Studios Inc., Qualcomm Inc., Computer Sciences Corp., Northrop Grumman Corp.
Economic outlook: Web startups are flourishing in suburban areas such as Pasadena and Santa Monica, and a growing telecommunications industry continues to bolster the San Diego economy.
Vice president, IS - $184,241
IS director - $156,560
Network services - $98,999
Vice president, IS - $205,670
IS director - $174,770
Network services - $110,514
Southern California Association of Governments - www.scag.ca.govThis informative site includes information on transportation issues, access to regional statistics, and links to Southern California Internet resources.
SignOnSanDiego.com - www.signonsandiego.comLocal news, business information, and entertainment listings are featured on this site.
SOURCES: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU, BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS, RELOCATION CENTRAL, POSITIVE SUPPORT REVIEW SALARY SURVEY.