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Byline: Rick Jurgens
Nov. 17--CONCORD, Calif.--Despite progress in attracting small companies, Contra Costa County will face a "job deficit" for at least two decades, with at least 100,000 residents still commuting elsewhere to work in 2020, according to a report on economic and population growth released Thursday.
"New Economy industries in biotechnology, telecommunications, software development and health care (are) the engines driving the county's economy in the future," according to the report, which was prepared by the Contra Costa Economic Partnership, Contra Costa Newspapers and Craft Consulting Group, a Lafayette economic research firm. Contra Costa Newspapers owns this …