Soitec is an international manufacturing company, a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials at the frontier of the most exciting energy and electronic challenges. Soitec has purchased a manufacturing facility in Rancho Bernardo, Calif., within San Diego City limits.
San Diego was chosen not only for its close access to the regions in the U.S. with high direct sunlight for our CPV technology, but also because the region has a strong cluster of clean technology companies that are known for working together to expand the San Diego economy.
VP, Sales & Business
Development, N. America
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
San Diego is made up of many successful small to medium-sized businesses, our target customer base. There are a great number of local businesses looking for a valued financial partner to help them thrive, which is why we knew San Diego was a good market for our recent expansion.
Senior Vice President
and Regional Manager
Citizens Business Bank
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,
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)
The Clay Company is a full service Government and Community Relations firm. Originally founded in 1986 as Carpi & Clay, The Clay Company expertise includes Lobbying, Land Entitlement, Public-Private Partnerships, Health and Human Services, Community Outreach and Engagement, Crisis Strategy, and Litigation Support. theclayco.com
Our hometown is more than just the weather. We have a thriving economy – an educated, diverse, innovative talent force in a bi-national region of nearly six million people.
Stephanie Saathoff & Maddy Kilkenny
VP of Government Relations
The Clay Company
Gafcon is a project management firm behind some of San Diego's most iconic locations, including Petco Park. With more than 100 employees in Southern California, the firm aspires to build vibrant communities. Gafcon.com
One of the great things about San Diego is that it’s small enough to build relationships, yet large enough for opportunity. San Diego businesses are also very supportive of the community at large.
Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen
As one of the most educated cities in the United States, San Diego’s skilled workforce feeds the thriving biotech and telecom industries...These unique advantages continue to encourage economic growth which, in turn, further fuels the commercial real estate market.
Regional Managing Principal
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
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.
Principal & CSO
Barney & Barney
a Marsh & McLennan Agency
National Geographic Channel features San Diego, one of only four cities in the world and the only U.S. city on the list, in its acclaimed documentary series "World's Smart Cities".Learn More
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San Diego Regional EDC's mission is to maximize the region's economic prosperity and global competitiveness.