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“EDC people are amazing. The agenda that Lauree has outlined does not do justice to the talent behind these initiatives. We are thrilled with our investment and the thoughtfulness and common spirit the EDC shares with the life sciences and tech community. The teamwork in San Diego is special. You definitely should be in the conversation. We are on the cusp of doing something really great."

EDC Investor Daniel J. Ryan, Executive Vice President, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
April 3, 2017

By becoming an EDC investor, you are helping shape the region’s future. With investment from more than 160 companies, public agencies and private organizations, EDC is able to provide direct services to help companies grow in San Diego and lead initiatives to enhance the region’s competitiveness. In turn, we provide EDC investors with information, opportunities, access and support.

Inform – From economic impact studies on emerging industries like cybersecurity to world-renowned research institutions to in-depth analyses of San Diego’s economic health, we arm investors with comprehensive data to help position the region – and your company – in the global marketplace.

Facilitate – With access to policy makers, academics, C-level executives and thought-leaders from across the region, EDC makes connections for our investors. We take you behind the headlines to understand what’s driving corporate expansions and behind the scenes to see some of the region’s most interesting companies, projects and places.

Help – We provide investors with assistance to expand locally, facilitates introductions to foster partnerships, promotes advocacy for business-friendly policies, and supports projects and infrastructure that enhance the region.

Engage – Through an influential board of directors and strategic committees, we provide investors with a forum to shape and engage in the region’s economic development plan, creating a measureable impact on jobs and quality of life.

Join our powerful network of leaders from Oceanside to Otay Mesa by lending your influence and expertise to amplify San Diego’s global competitiveness.

Learn more in our EDC brochure: 
 

 

A more diverse economy. Ever-improving quality of life. Increased business potential. Economic prosperity. While these are the big picture benefits of economic development, direct benefits to corporate investors include the following:

 

Benefits of Investment

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Engagement through committees and initiatives

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Recognition in communications (e.g. “Good News of the Week”), website and an “Investor Spotlight” profile

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Access to EDC’s Research: industry studies, quarterly labor market reports and economic snapshots

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Invitations to hosted Infrastructure Issue Forums and investor lunches

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Invitations to tours of cutting-edge companies and regional assets

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Invitations to participate in trade missions and leadership trips

 

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Economic impact assessment of Investor’s San Diego-based operations – Investor mush provide employment numbers and other data. Output is 1- page report detailing employment (direct, indirect and induced) and economic impact of SD operations. Up to 90-day turnaround.

 

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Opportunity to author a blog post annually - Topic & content must be approved

 

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Ten tickets to EDC’s Annual Dinner - Spring 2018

 

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Eligibility for representation on Board of Directors

 

 

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Eligibility for representation on Executive Committee

 

 

 

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Significant recognition as a program partner (i.e. study underwriter, event panelist, committee or initiative chair)

     

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A month of advertising in “Good News of the Week,” a curation of positive local news - Ad creative must be provided by Investor

 

 

 

 

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Sponsor recognition at Annual Dinner - Spring 2018

 

 

   

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For more information about investing in San Diego Regional EDC please email Lauree Sahba, or call her at (619) 234-8484.