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Kris Michell Michell: “Today, our organization has a startup advocate Andy White, whose sole focus is to create an ecosystem in which startup companies can thrive.”

SAN DIEGO—Each building on a block doesn’t have to have every amenity, but putting everything residents and tenants need in one area of a neighborhood makes it highly amenitized, Downtown San Diego Partnership’s president and CEO Kris Michell tells GlobeSt.com. After the city joined with the rest of the county in celebrating Startup Day Across America on August 4, we spoke exclusively with Michell about how Downtown San Diego is a catalyst for regional growth, how startups influence real estate and what the county as a whole is doing to help startups thrive.

Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on GlobeSt.com and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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