Headquartered in Carlsbad, The TaylorMade Golf Company is the largest and most profitable golf equipment company in the world. It consists of four brands - TaylorMade, adidas Golf, Ashworth and Adams Golf. TaylorMade's key product categories include clubs, balls, footwear, apparel and accessories. taylormadegolf.com
Being a golf equipment company, San Diego's world-famous weather makes it an ideal place to develop and test our products year-round. That's one of the reasons why our company headquarters were moved to Carlsbad in 1982, from Illinois. Another reason TaylorMade moved to North County was to take advantage of the R&D talent in the area.
TaylorMade Golf Company
Soitec is an international manufacturing company, a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials at the frontier of the most exciting energy and electronic challenges. Soitec has purchased a manufacturing facility in Rancho Bernardo, Calif., within San Diego City limits.
San Diego was chosen not only for its close access to the regions in the U.S. with high direct sunlight for our CPV technology, but also because the region has a strong cluster of clean technology companies that are known for working together to expand the San Diego economy.
VP, Sales & Business
Development, N. America
D&K Engineering, founded in 1999, is a global contract R&D, engineering and manufacturing services company focused on developing and manufacturing complex electromechanical products and equipment. D&K Engineering enables organizations to decrease time-to-market, reduce cost and improve product quality.
From a services perspective, San Diego has a very broad base of economic engines - it is not focused on just one industry. The life sciences space speaks for itself as being one of the very vibrant economic engines in our region.
Co-Founder and President
Pristine Environments’ manages, maintains and optimizes the performance of mission critical facilities for corporate real estate owners in nearly 75 Million sqft of specialized buildings throughout North America. pristine-environments.com
The decision to move to San Diego was much more than weather driven, I realized very quickly that running a company with offices all over North America was more efficient from the west coast. The depth of knowledge, experience and talent in this market is uncommon.
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
VAVi Sport & Social Club brings together adults who want to have fun in San Diego through a variety of sports leagues, social events, vacations and volunteer opportunities. Govavi.com
In the next five years, I expect San Diego to continue to grow and thrive. Many of the brightest innovators and entrepreneurs call San Diego home.
VAVi Sports & Social Club
Founded in 1989, AIS (American Internet Services) provides tailored data center and cloud service solutions to companies that require the best in security, compliance, connectivity, and customer service. Our mission is to provide innovative and trusted enterprise-class IT infrastructure solutions that enable clients to focus on their core business. From cloud, colocation, and network connectivity to disaster recovery, high availability, and cyber security, AIS makes it easy for clients to get the IT services they need. americanis.net
AIS chose San Diego because of the great weather, the well-diversified economy, and the large number of fast-growing businesses with urgent requirements for high-quality bandwidth and IT infrastructure services. As a telecom, life sciences, and defense industry hub, San Diego is the ideal location for AIS' headquarters.
Japan Airlines (JAL) was founded in 1951 and is Japan's first carrier to operate scheduled flights overseas. In North America, JAL operates nonstop flights to Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver. In Dec. 2012, it added San Diego to its roster
As California's second largest city, San Diego is home to thriving international trade, tourism and defense sectors. It also has many research centers, higher educational institutions and business development opportunities that translate into substantial flight demand.
Regional Manager, San Diego,
Carrier Johnson + Culture is a global architecture/design and strategy firm. Instead of building spaces from the ground up, they design from the inside out. carrierjohnson.com
San Diego is a vibrant business accelerator, attracting the best and brightest to its shores. We will always be a world-class vacation destination, but we are also a world-class business hub
Principal Managing Partner
Carrier Johnson + Culture
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.
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San Diego Regional EDC's mission is to maximize the region's economic prosperity and global competitiveness.