Innovative high-tech and life science companies have found a home in San Diego, and world-class research universities and exciting startup businesses continue to shape our economic landscape.
Ignacio De La Torre
I have never experienced a town where the business community and professionals are as collaborative and genuinely supportive of helping our firm establish our regional presence.
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
The San Diego County Water Authority is a public agency serving the San Diego region as a wholesale supplier of water from the Colorado River and Northern California. The Water Authority works through its 24 member agencies to provide a safe, reliable water supply to support the region. SDCWA.org
Over the past two decades, the Water Authority – in partnership with the community – has diversified the region’s water supply sources. We no longer rely on a single supplier for 95 percent of our water, a strategy that is helping reduce the impact of the current statewide drought on our community.
Chair, Board of Directors
San Diego County Water Authority
WD-40 Company is a global consumer products company dedicated to delivering unique, high-value and easy-to-use solutions for a wide variety of maintenance needs of "doer" and "on-the-job" users. The company markets products in 187 countries under the WD-40®, 3-IN-ONE® and BLUE WORKS®, X-14®, 2000 Flushes®, Carpet Fresh®, No Vac®, Spot Shot®, 1001®, Lava® and Solvol® brand names. wd40.com
San Diego’s where WD-40® Multi-Use Product got its start in the aerospace industry 60 years ago. It’s a good city to be in if you’re an international business as I can be on a call with London in the morning and with Shanghai in the afternoon. We like to say ‘the sun never sets on WD-40 Company.’
President & CEO
San Diego has one of the most diversified economies in the world with a phenomenal bench of intellectual talent.
Vice President, Southern California
Development & Investments
Kilroy Realty Corporation
San Diego's economy is supported by a broad base of major employment sectors that help maintain overall stability, and the area’s highly regarded universities ensure a steady flow of bright, qualified workers to provide for further growth.
Voit Commercial Real Estate Services
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
Because it’s such a great place to do business, newer companies, such as Houzz and Pura Vida are making a mark on the entire country and beyond. I’m excited to be a part of this growth and show our guests daily just how incredible San Diego is.
Education is such a driver for our region’s competitiveness and it’s been exciting to collaborate with a number of companies as they redefine workplace education.
Dr. Michael R. Cunningham
President and Chancellor
National University System
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San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego Regional EDC's mission is to maximize the region's economic prosperity and global competitiveness.