San Diego is made up of many successful small to medium-sized businesses, our target customer base. There are a great number of local businesses looking for a valued financial partner to help them thrive, which is why we knew San Diego was a good market for our recent expansion.
Senior Vice President
and Regional Manager
Citizens Business Bank
Ace Parking was founded in 1950 and is one of the largest privately held parking companies in the country. Headquartered in San Diego, Ace Parking manages over 450 locations coast to coast, servicing nearly 250,000 customers per day. aceparking.com
When I travel across the country to do business, it’s great to say that I'm from San Diego and that's where my company’s corporate headquarters are. San Diego is a Mega Gateway Region to the Pacific and the rest of the world, thriving with innovation.
Keith B. Jones
Managing Principal & Partner
The Clay Company is a full service Government and Community Relations firm. Originally founded in 1986 as Carpi & Clay, The Clay Company expertise includes Lobbying, Land Entitlement, Public-Private Partnerships, Health and Human Services, Community Outreach and Engagement, Crisis Strategy, and Litigation Support. theclayco.com
Our hometown is more than just the weather. We have a thriving economy – an educated, diverse, innovative talent force in a bi-national region of nearly six million people.
Stephanie Saathoff & Maddy Kilkenny
VP of Government Relations
The Clay Company
RA Capital Advisors is a private investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private financings, shareholder matters, restructurings and crisis situations for clients ranging from middle market companies to the Fortune 500.
Being in San Diego allows you to see great companies grow from the ground up. San Diego offers employers the opportunity to create challenging and rewarding jobs in a city with an outstanding quality of life, that is a preferred destination for many professionals and technologies.
Joel L. Reed
RA Capital Advisors
Taylor Guitars was established in San Diego County and has remained in San Diego. Being in the global marketplace, San Diego’s proximity to Mexico is advantageous to our manufacturing and trade efforts. Additionally, we feel that we would be hard-pressed to find the caliber of talent and employee dedication elsewhere.
For 25 years, there has been great synergy between the University and our region. We have literally grown up together, coming of age as we have helped create, and were fed and nurtured by, regional businesses, organizations, schools, neighborhoods and cities.
Dr. Karen Haynes
Cal State San Marcos
Gafcon is a project management firm behind some of San Diego's most iconic locations, including Petco Park. With more than 100 employees in Southern California, the firm aspires to build vibrant communities. Gafcon.com
One of the great things about San Diego is that it’s small enough to build relationships, yet large enough for opportunity. San Diego businesses are also very supportive of the community at large.
Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen
ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location, including network systems and services for fixed and mobile satellite communications.
San Diego has a very strong foundation in the telecommunications arena. The strong military presence in San Diego also makes it an ideal location for our government businesses. The weather is a pretty nice perk too.
Vice President, General
The ability to leverage a pool of local technical talent has been a great driver of our success and has fueled our dynamic growth.
The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is a successful manufacturing organization with over 50 years of experience in precision machining. They provide jobs for people who are blind, deaf-blind, and blind with other disabilities. seattlelighthouse.org
San Diego makes sense for us because of the strong military economy; it is where our customers and contracts are located, such as the Navy base.
President and CEO
The Lighthouse for the Blind
530 B. Street, 7th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego Regional EDC's mission is to maximize the region's economic prosperity and global competitiveness.