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138,000 the number of people working for San Diego's Innovation Economy. Learn More.

Innovation

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317,000 SD defense economy—including uniformed military, civilian employees of DOD, and private defense companies. Learn more.

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50% San Diego's local commerce accounts for 50% of the regional economy. Learn more.

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San Diego is home to more than 80  academic and applied research institutions Learn More.

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My San Diego

  • The secret behind 2-1-1’s service is its uniqueness and flexibility in working with thousands of providers to streamline how people access resources in our community. It’s this collaborative spirit of organizations and leaders throughout San Diego that make this region a great place to operate a social utility like 2-1-1. 

    John Ohanian

    CEO
    2-1-1 San Diego

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    I have never experienced a town where the business community and professionals are as collaborative and genuinely supportive of helping our firm establish our regional presence.

    David Noosinow

    Senior Director
    BNY Mellon

  • 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.’

     

    Garry Ridge

    President & CEO
    WD-40 Company

  • Education is such a driver for our region’s competitiveness and it’s been exciting to collaborate with a number of companies as they redefine workplace education. 

     

    Dr. Michael Cunningham

    President and Chancellor
    National University System

  • San Diego is an extremely vibrant, highly educated and entrepreneurial community. Our dynamic and innovative campuses, complemented by the climate, allow our tenants to recruit and retain top talent.  

    Dan Ryan

    Executive Vice President
    Regional Market Director &

    Strategic Operations

    Alexandria Real Estate Equities

  • The inherent collaborative nature of San Diego makes it the best place in California.

     

    Anne Benge

    President
    Unisource Solutions

  • The ability to leverage a pool of local technical talent has been a great driver of our success and has fueled our dynamic growth.

    Matt Thoene

    Managing Director
    KIO Networks

  • Innovative high-tech and life science companies have found a home in San Diego, and world-class research universities and exciting startup businesses continue to shape our economic landscape.

    Ignacio De La Torre

             Regional Vice President
             AT&T - External Affairs
     
  • The San Diego County Water Authority is a public agency serving the San Diego region as a wholesale supplier of water from the Colorado River and Northern California. The Water Authority works through its 24 member agencies to provide a safe, reliable water supply to support the region. SDCWA.org

    Over the past two decades, the Water Authority – in partnership with the community – has diversified the region’s water supply sources. We no longer rely on a single supplier for 95 percent of our water, a strategy that is helping reduce the impact of the current statewide drought on our community. 

    Mark Weston

    Chair, Board of Directors
    San Diego County Water Authority

  • For a global law firm, San Diego provides a strategic location at the crossroads for the Pacific Rim where US businesses and investors can come together with businesses and investors from Asia, Latin American and Europe.  We have been able to assist San Diego companies with transactions all over the globe.

    Robert Brownlie

    Managing Partner, San Diego 
    DLA Piper

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