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The San Diego Regional Economic Development Foundation’s mission is to support and cultivate sustainable employment opportunities for San Diego County residents contributing to a prosperous local economy.

The Foundation is aligned with EDC’s regional economic development goals, funding research and studies that inform initiatives to position San Diego as a magnet for investment and talent. Its priority is strengthening San Diego’s talent base, specifically through our veteran community.  San Diego has the largest concentration of exiting military personnel in the country. By bolstering veteran career placement services, we can better meet regional workforce demands and provide sustainable employment opportunities to those who have served our country.

Through our foundation we also participate in the California Stewardship Network sharing San Diego’s most promising practices with regions throughout California under a commitment to addressing challenges through the lens of the triple bottom line – Economy, Environment and Equity. Our foundation also supports the Strategic Roundtable, which taps into the collective experience and influence of the region’s retired executives and former public officials. Its purpose is to align these longtime civic entrepreneurs around opportunities to improve San Diego. Roundtable meets monthly to lend its expertise to regional challenges and opportunities.

For more information about the Foundation or how to contribute, please contact: Jennifer Storm at (619) 234-8484 or