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Economic Research

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC) regularly releases and sponsors research that provides a baseline of industry data to encourage and support economic investment. EDC also conducts studies on key industries and identify actions needed to spur growth in the region.

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Special reports and economic impact studies conducted by EDC. Check out our blog for more commentary and news surrounding these launches.


Quarterly Economic Snapshots

Every quarter, EDC presents and analyzes key economic metrics that are important to understanding the regional economy and San Diego's place in the U.S., sponsored by Chase.


Industry Profiles

Economic overviews of San Diego’s most important industries. For an interactive version, please see key industries.

May 10, 2017

Medical Devices

March 14, 2017


March 2, 2017

Unmanned Systems

March 2, 2017

Research Institutions

February 28, 2017



Partner Research

Additional research and economic impact studies conducted by partner organizations and universities.