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
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
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
Applied Proteomics, Inc. was founded in May 2007 by Dr. Danny Hills (Applied Minds, Inc.) and Dr. David Agus (USC-Keck School of Medicine) to make proteomics-based biomarker discovery practical and productive.
Stemming from San Diego's large biotech footprint, the Torrey Pines Mesa offered an optimal biotech ecosystem. With everyone from our associated businesses to investor-base and service providers also in the region, the business climate made the choice to invest simple.
Peter Klemm, Ph.D.
Applied Proteomics, Inc.
DockOn was founded in 2008 focusing on bringing Compound P&M Loop (CPL) antennas to the market. The main benefits of the CPL antenna technology, on top of the very high efficiency, is the ease of integration into mobile devices.
We moved our company to San Diego because of the rich talent pool... The density of companies in our space and the proximity to the Bay Area are also two key aspects that drove our decision.
Gregory Poilasne, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer,
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
Navy Region Southwest (NRSW) provides base operating support functions for operating forces throughout the largest fleet concentration area in the United States. As the Naval shore installation management headquarters for the Southwest (California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico) serving the fleet, fighter and family, NRSW covers approximately 1.5 million acres, including 67% of the nation’s military training airspace.
The business community works with local government to find synergies that benefit all San Diegans. Everywhere I go I meet incredible people who are focused on making this City the place to do business.
Rear Admiral Dixon Smith
Navy Region Southwest
Home of the world's first osteopathic medical school, established in 1892, A.T. Still University is recognized around the world as a renowned, multidisciplinary healthcare educator. ATSU instills in students the compassion and hands-on experience needed to address the needs of the whole person.
The community in San Diego welcomed us with open arms, introduced us to key business leaders, and the individuals that we came in contact with were extremely helpful.
Dr. Craig Phelps
Executive Vice President
of Strategic Initiatives from
A.T. Still University (ATSU)
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
Del Mar, the seaside racetrack founded by entertainment icon Bing Crosby and a crew of his Hollywood pals back in 1937, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this season when it races for 37 days between July 18th and September 5th.
The region's weather, tradition, location, and ease of transportation complements and facilitates our uniqueness of product, immediacy of our seven week meet, and day-time entertainment in the summer.
Sponsorships & Digital
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
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.