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138,000 the number of people working for San Diego's Innovation Economy. Learn More.

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317,000 SD defense economy—including uniformed military, civilian employees of DOD, and private defense companies. Learn more.

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50% San Diego's local commerce accounts for 50% of the regional economy. Learn more.

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San Diego is home to more than 80  academic and applied research institutions Learn More.

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My San Diego

  • We are fortunate to have a thriving talent pool, unique economic differentiators, and an unmatched quality of life...It truly is a great time to be in San Diego. 

    Seth Stein

    President, Workforce Recruitment
    Eastridge Workforce Solutions
     

  • 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.

    Alex Kunczynski

    Co-Founder and President
    D&K Engineering

  • 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.

    President/CEO
    Applied Proteomics, Inc.

  • Headquartered in Carlsbad, The TaylorMade Golf Company is the largest and most profitable golf equipment company in the world.  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.

    Melissa Claassen

    CFO
    TaylorMade Golf Company

  •  The YMCA of San Diego County is the second largest Y in the nation serving hundreds of thousands of San Diego County residents and employing more than 4,500 people. With 20 membership facilities, three overnight camps and multiple locations focused on childcare and youth and family services, the Y serves families at every step of their journey. Ymca.org

    San Diego attracts the best and brightest minds. We are able to keep great leaders because of all the attributes of the region.

    Baron Herdelin-Doherty

    President & CEO
    YMCA of San Diego County

  • We’ve handled 15 IPOs in the last two years which illustrates the dynamic business atmosphere here in San Diego. It’s a continuous cycle.  As soon as one ship launches, there’s always a new fleet of innovative companies ready to pull into port.  

    Trindl Reeves

    Principal & CSO
    Barney & Barney
    a Marsh & McLennan Agency
    LLC Company
     

  • 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.

    Tetsuya Fujii

    Regional Manager, San Diego,
    Japan Airlines

  • 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

    Principal
    RA Capital Advisors

  • Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, they make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. Uber.com

    Uber is a technology company at the intersection of lifestyle and logistics, and that’s definitely the case in San Diego.  San Diego’s quality of life attracts ambitious, dynamic and tech-savvy people from across the country and the world.

    Christopher Ballard

    General Manager, San Diego
    Uber

  • 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. 

    Walker McBride

    Sponsorships & Digital
    Marketing Director,
    Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

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