As a full service Realtor I’m dedicated to serving the interests of Encinitas homeowners by providing positive economic news as it arises. With all the negative media coverage surrounding the general state of the economy and the real estate market, it’s truly refreshing to hear that the San Diego County was recently ranked as the cheapest place for doing business in the state of California. The survey reviewed 413 cities across the United States and evaluated prospective cities in five categories ranging from from very high cost to very low cost. Noted as having the absolute lowest cost were Encinitas, San Marcos, Poway, Santee and Lemon Grove and the least affected by business fees and property taxes. Their classification as being the in the lowest cost tier positions them as the most competitive places to do business in the entire state. The next lowest category included the towns of Escondido, Vista, National City, El Cajon, La Mesa, Imperial Beach and San Diego. Business enterprises located in the region should be proud of these statistics which create opportunities to attract new commerce and continue the pattern of economic buoyancy.