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Erik Bruvold at San Diego County Economic Roundtable Erik Bruvold believes industries that cater to older San Diegans will benefit from it in the near future.

SAN DIEGO—With more seasoned employees in the workplace than ever before and the ocean industry at our doorstep, San Diego must chart a new course and grab onto these opportunities, said speakers at Thursday’s economic roundtable here. The latter part of the program focused on the aging population and San Diego’s status as a major BlueTech—or ocean- and water-related—market.

Erik Bruvold, interim CEO for the North County Economic Development Corp., said there will be an explosion of people aged 70 and older by 2050, thanks to drivers like better healthcare adding to longevity and the fact that the market is still digesting the Baby Boomer generation and its children.

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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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