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,
Headquartered in Carlsbad, The TaylorMade Golf Company is the largest and most profitable golf equipment company in the world. It consists of four brands - TaylorMade, adidas Golf, Ashworth and Adams Golf. TaylorMade's key product categories include clubs, balls, footwear, apparel and accessories. taylormadegolf.com
Being a golf equipment company, San Diego's world-famous weather makes it an ideal place to develop and test our products year-round. That's one of the reasons why company headquarters were moved to Carlsbad in 1982, from McHenry, Illinois. Another reason TaylorMade moved to North County was to take advantage of the R&D talent in the area.
TaylorMade Golf Company
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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.
Sponsorships & Digital
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
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.