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Takeda California is a research division of Takeda, Japan's largest pharmaceutical company. Takeda California combines protein X-ray cyrstallography, small molecule, antibody, and antibody drug-conjugate capabilities in innovative ways to design potential new medicines for cancer, diabetes, and inflammatory diseases.
The region continues to have a strong reputation as a leading, competitive global biotechnology cluster, and we are currently exploring a number of potential collaborations with exceptional local university and biotechnology laboratories.
President and Chief
Taylor Guitars was established in San Diego County and has remained in San Diego. Being in the global marketplace, San Diego’s proximity to Mexico is advantageous to our manufacturing and trade efforts. Additionally, we feel that we would be hard-pressed to find the caliber of talent and employee dedication elsewhere.
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
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.
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Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
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.
Applied Proteomics, Inc.
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.
Regional Manager, San Diego,
Innovation is central to who we are at the University of California, San Diego. Students learn that knowledge isn’t just acquired in the classroom—life is their laboratory. UC San Diego is recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Our location is unparalleled, our impact unmistakable.
UC San Diego contributes more than $7 billion to the state economy every year. Our faculty, staff and alumni have started 650 companies during the last five decades, including many of the high-tech and biotech companies on the mesa.
Pradeep K. Khosla
UC San Diego
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
Navy Region Southwest (NRSW) provides base operating support functions for operating forces throughout the largest fleet concentration area in the United States. As the Naval shore installation management headquarters for the Southwest (California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico) serving the fleet, fighter and family, NRSW covers approximately 1.5 million acres, including 67% of the nation’s military training airspace.
The business community works with local government to find synergies that benefit all San Diegans. Everywhere I go I meet incredible people who are focused on making this City the place to do business.
Rear Admiral Dixon Smith
Navy Region Southwest
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)
530 B. Street, 7th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego Regional EDC's mission is to maximize the region's economic prosperity and global competitiveness.