SAN DIEGO REGIONAL EDC’S

In Review

Economic development is about more than just ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings. It involves long-term, strategic support of companies large and small, often over the course of several years.

Not everything can be packaged into neat headlines. We wanted to celebrate all of the work that went into creating the headlines.

So we’re diving in and unpacking our 2017. Some of the items might still be a work in progress, but we think it’s something worth highlighting along the way.

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HOW WE TELL OUR REGION’S STORY

San Diego:


Life. Changing.

Melinda Del Toro
Hear from our partner

San Diego holds such tremendous opportunities for candidates, yet when recruiting top talent from outside of the region we still encounter the false perception that career options here are somewhat limited. The San Diego: Life. Changing. campaign reinforces the message we’ve been telling candidates for years: San Diego is a dynamic, rich environment with incredible opportunities to have both the career and life you want, that you just don't find in other regions.

- Melinda Del Toro, Senior Vice President of People & Culture, Viasat, Vice Chair, San Diego Brand Alliance

  • 90 local companies engaged in Brand Alliance
  • 1 new campaign launched

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June2015

NAT GEO RELEASES “WORLD’S SMARTEST CITIES” DOCUMENTARY

In 2015, National Geographic chose San Diego as the only U.S. city featured in its acclaimed documentary series “World’s Smartest Cities.” The documentary told the story of San Diego as more than a beautiful place – it unveiled our best kept secret: we’re a smart city and a smart region. After its debut, local companies had an appetite for telling this story across the globe. And they called on EDC to lead the effort.

NOV2016

SAN DIEGO CONDUCTS BRAND ANALYSIS

When you’re marketing a region, perception – not fact – is reality. Guided by research, EDC set out to test baseline perceptions of our region. We wanted to know what made us different from other places, and we think we found the answer.

Brand Analysis
AUG2016

EDC FORMS BRAND ALLIANCE

In 2015, we brought 20 companies around the table to discuss San Diego’s global identity. What we found was that many senior-level HR managers feel like they are missing out on key recruits because these potential employees are not aware of the career opportunities that exist here. We also found out that economically, the biggest talent needs were at life sciences and tech companies.

20 companies soon grew to 90, as many eagerly joined together to create a Brand Alliance.

Some Brand Alliance companies include:

BRAND ALLIANCE COMPANIES

  • Illumina
  • White Labs
  • JLABS
  • Salk Institute
  • Human Longevity, Inc.
  • Qualcomm
  • Viasat
  • Intuit
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • SDG&E
  • ResMed
  • Padres
  • West Health
  • Takeda
SEP2017

EDC PREVIEWS CAMPAIGN

Before we officially launched the campaign at the San Diego Padres game in September, we wanted to preview what we’d been working on. Cue: the Masters of Change event.

Thanks to our friends at Alexandria Real Estate, this was a night of local food and drinks, a sneak peek of the campaign and toolkit and remarks from San Diego’s number one pitchman, Bill Walton. We even mingled with San Diego’s very own celebrity chef, Brian Malarkey.

AUG2017

MARKETING TOOLKIT DEBUTS

With our employers’ needs and pain points in mind, EDC set out to create tools to help HR and marketing professionals tell the San Diego story to prospective talent and investors alike. Tool #1: A Pocket Guide to the Good Life in SD.

SEP2017

CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES AT PADRES GAME

On September 19, in front of a 15,000-person crowd at Petco Park, we officially launched San Diego: Life. Changing. – a regional campaign that serves to attract science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) talent to the region.

Life Changing San Diego

LIFE. CHANGING.


SERVES TO TELL AUTHENTIC STORIES OF SAN DIEGANS.

Click on the pictures to hear some of them.

  • Diana Le
  • Carrie
  • Michael
  • Madelaine
2017& Beyond

UP NEXT

And we’re just getting started. With two years to go in a three-year, $1 million campaign, EDC will continue building out the website, and a toolkit to support local HR and marketing professionals in their talent recruitment efforts.

HOW WE TAKE


SAN DIEGO GLOBAL

Gaf Gaffen
Hear from our partner

As a medium-sized company, time and money are very precious and scarce resources. Because of our relationship with EDC and World Trade Center, we were invited to a dinner with a visiting delegation from Shanghai, China, which has turned into not only Gafcon being appointed as development manager for a 3,000-acre project in Shanghai but also an investment partnership in a large project we are undertaking in San Diego. Who would ever have imagined that one meeting and six months of relationship building could lead to this?

- Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen, CEO, Gafcon

World Trade Center San Diego (WTC), an affiliate of San Diego Regional EDC, is dedicated to growing international trade and investment opportunities for the San Diego region. WTC aims to cultivate a pipeline of export-ready firms, maximize foreign investment opportunities and enhance the region’s international identity in order to boost San Diego’s global fluency and competitiveness.

METROCONNECT HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES EXPORT

Since the program launch, participating companies have...

$13M

generated in new
export sales

9

overseas facilities set up

70

contracts
signed

3

succcessful
company exits

50

new jobs added
to the region
MAR2015

SAN DIEGO SELECTED AS PART OF BROOKINGS’ GLOBAL CITIES INITIATIVE

In 2015, San Diego, in partnership with the Brookings Institution, released an export and FDI plan that assessed and recommended next steps in expanding San Diego’s global business ecosystem. Collectively, the plans formed the foundation of WTC’s work.

GoGlobal
APR2015

LAUNCHING WITH THE RIGHT PARTNER

We didn’t want this export and FDI plan to be just another piece of research that sat on a shelf. We wanted to put these ideas into action. Lucky for us, JPMorgan Chase wanted to as well. They agreed to fund the MetroConnect export assistance program to incentivize companies to go global. Thus began MetroConnect.

Year one of the program kicked off with 15 San Diego companies looking to take their products to new markets.

MetroConnect
MAY2016
Rought Draft Brewing

METROCONNECT YEAR TWO LAUNCHES

Money will only take you so far. As we built out the program, we realized companies needed to learn the intricacies of foreign markets, from financing to logistics and everything in between. We expanded upon our own team’s acumen and also brought in pros, like Qualcomm Ventures and Taylor Guitars, to host and run relevant educational workshops.

Taylor Guitars and Qualcomm
AUG2017

YEAR THREE COHORT TAKES SD GLOBAL

Now in its third year, with another 15-company cohort in full swing, the MetroConnect program continues to support companies in their international expansion efforts.

METROCONNECT COMPANIES

  • Coronado Brewing Co.
  • CP Global
  • Manufacturing
  • CureMatch
  • Del Mar Oceanographic
  • Dermala
  • Envision Solar
  • International
  • FoxFury
  • The Guru
  • Julian Hard Cider
  • Optimized Fuel Technologies
  • Performa Learning
  • Planck Aerosystems
  • Tioga Research
  • Tunnel Vision
  • Urban Translations

SD OVERSEAS

TRADE MISSIONS TO VANCOUVER AND THE UNITED KINGDOM

Canada and England

In an increasingly globalized world, cities are on the road more than ever before, forging connections and opening doors for the growth of their economies. Mayors of cities – from Paris to London to Louisville – are traveling alongside their businesses and startups to drive deals.

In 2016, leaders from the Global Competitiveness Council – the voice of the global business community here in San Diego – asked San Diego Mayor Faulconer to join them. And he said yes.

Canada
Delegate Affiliations

DELEGATE AFFILIATIONS

  • City of San Diego
  • Port of San Diego
  • San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
  • Department of Trade, Canada
  • Cleantech San Diego
  • Qualcomm
  • Cubic Transportation Systems
  • Gafcon
  • SDG&E
  • CONNECT
  • UC San Diego
  • San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Lumira Capital
  • San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
  • Planck Aerosystems
  • San Diego State University

VANCOUVER

THE TRADE MISSION - LED BY MAYOR FAULCONER

20

delegates

9

events

30

hours

SELECT OUTCOMES:

hoenix Molecular Designs

Biotech startup Phoenix Molecular Designs announced its expansion into San Diego and the creation of 15 jobs.

Cubic Transportation Systems

Cubic Transportation Systems and TransLink, metro Vancouver’s transportation provider, announced 2M Compass Cards in circulation.

England
Delegate Affiliations

DELEGATE AFFILIATIONS

  • Alexandria Real Estate Equities
  • Ardea Biosciences
  • Biocom
  • BioMed Realty
  • City of San Diego
  • Cubic Transportation Systems
  • Edico Genome
  • Forge Therapeutics
  • NuVasive
  • Procopio
  • Qualcomm
  • San Diego State University
  • SDG&E
  • SLP Urban Planning
  • Takeda
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • UC San Diego
  • UK Department of International Trade
  • UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Viasat

THE UK

THE TRADE MISSION - LED BY REP. SCOTT PETERS

26

delegates

14

events

3

days

SELECT OUTCOMES:

hoenix Molecular Designs

San Diego joined London’s city-to-city Business Welcome Program, which offers direct services to companies looking to set up locations on both sides of the pond.

Cubic Transportation Systems

BioMed Realty announced a development project to build more than 100,000 sqft on Cambridge’s Babraham Research Campus.

INCREASING SAN DIEGO’S INTERNATIONAL

FLIGHT CONNECTIVITY

3

new international, non-stop flights

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NONSTOP ACROSS THE GLOBE

San Diego secured three direct international flights: Edelweiss’ direct service to Zurich, Switzerland, Lufthansa’s direct service to Frankfurt, Germany and Alaska Airlines’ direct service to Mexico City, Mexico.

Guided by research, WTC and EDC assisted the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority in making the business case for the three flights.

  • As a key global partner to the San Diego region, Germany currently ranks third in terms of foreign employment (2016).
  • In 2017, Switzerland invested more than $1.6B into San Diego’s life sciences industry.
  • Mexico ranks as the #1 destination for San Diego exports, with more than $5.8B in goods being shipped there (2016).
Edelweiss

DiscoversdBIO

LAUNCHED TO COORDINATE FOREIGN DELEGATIONS

Delegations from around the world travel to San Diego to forge connections with businesses in our innovation economy. However, when they visit, they often meet with the large institutions already ingrained within the international market and are not exposed to San Diego’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that encompass a wide range of opportunities. We wanted to level the playing field for SMEs.

WTC organized partners around the community into the Protocol Network in order to maximize connections for foreign delegations visiting San Diego and, in turn, provide potential investment and partnership opportunities to the region’s SMEs.

When the BIO Convention brought 16K biotech and pharma leaders to town in June 2017, we knew it was an opportunity to put the Protocol Network into action. WTC and Biocom piloted the “DiscoversdBIO” web tool, an automated online system to coordinate foreign delegations traveling to San Diego for the convention.

33

international visiting delegations
PROTOCOL NETWORK PARTICIPANTS
  • City of San Diego
  • Qualcomm
  • Biocom
  • UC San Diego
  • Port of San Diego
  • San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
  • San Diego Diplomacy Council
  • The Maritime Alliance
  • Office of San Diego County Board of Supervisor
  • Ron Roberts, District 4
  • San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, Commercial Service

TUSIMPLE

THE HIGHWAY OF THE FUTURE

TuSimple

When TuSimple, a Bejing-based startup with R&D facilities in San Diego, was trying to get its autonomous truck into testing phase, EDC stepped in to help. Both SANDAG and the City of Chula Vista are part of an autonomous vehicle proving ground – one of 10 in the country approved by Department of Transportation. EDC connected TuSimple with project leads at both entities to explore testing options right in their backyard.

EDC then connected TuSimple to the Department of Motor Vehicles to help navigate the regulatory framework to allow for autonomous testing of trucks in California.

GROWING JOBS


HOW WE WORK WITH
AND THROUGH COMPANIES


EDC supports companies across multiple industries. Some projects take years to come to fruition; others happen over the course of 30 days.

Scroll through to learn about some of our 2017 work:

9,221

jobs
impacted

105

year-to-date
projects*

*EDC defines a project as a significant transactional activity that supports the expansion, attraction and retention of companies in the San Diego region.

ILLUMINA

GENOMICS GIANT DEEPENS
ROOTS IN SD

In 2014, MIT Technology Review released its list of World’s Smartest Companies. Topping the list was not Google, Samsung or SpaceX – it was San Diego-based Illumina. The genomics giant develops next generation sequencing technology that is changing the face of personalized medicine and has helped spawn San Diego’s growing genomics industry along the way.

Here’s how EDC came to work with them:

FEB2014

ILLUMINA TOPS ‘SMARTEST
COMPANIES’ LIST

Rising genomics giant Illumina takes the top spot on MIT Technology Review’s ’50 smartest companies’ list ahead of Google, SpaceX and Tesla.

MAR2014

EDC ADVISES ON
INCENTIVE CREATION

Working closely with the San Diego Mayor’s office, EDC advises on the creation of an Economic Development Incentive Agreement (EDIA) that offers Illumina a $1.5M sales tax rebate over a 10-year period to add 150,000 sqft to its San Diego headquarters.

JUL2014

CITY OF SAN DIEGO GREENLIGHTS
ILLUMINA INCENTIVES

San Diego City Council votes unanimously in support of the EDIA, which outlined Illumina’s commitment to retain its presence and add 300 jobs in San Diego.

Illumina
JAN2017
Illumina

BUILDING 6 OPENS ON ILLUMINA CAMPUS

The 295,000 sqft building that houses Illumina’s research, development, oncology, genetics and reproductive health operations, opens.

QUBITEKK

SCORES POTENTIAL DEAL
WITH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Duncan Earl mlazy
Hear from our partner

“Through Qubitekk’s connections with EDC staff, I was invited to present on our quantum encryption technology as part of the DoD CIO tour. This unique opportunity to be able to, in one room, speak directly and frankly with nearly 30 senior DoD officials about our technology was a great privilege for our company and has led to follow-up on several opportunities that may turn into major projects for Qubitekk.”

- Duncan Earl, CTO, Qubitekk

How EDC helped one Vista-based cybersecurity company

Bucking the trend of choosing Silicon Valley, Boston or New York, the Department of Defense (DoD) brought a delegation of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) to tour San Diego companies.

EDC and partners worked to set up tours and introduce the DoD CIOs to some of the innovative companies in San Diego. Based on an introduction via Innovate78 partners, Quibtekk, a Vista-based quantum technology company, presented its technology to senior DoD CIOs.

Because of this connection, subsequent requests have been made of Qubitekk from the CIOs that may turn into projects and business for the company.

Innovate 78

SAN DIEGO SUBMITS A BID FOR

AMAZON HQ2

It was the biggest story to hit the economic development landscape in 2017.

By 8am on September 7, EDC staff had collectively received dozens of emails and calls about Amazon’s search for a second headquarters, promising 50,000 jobs and an influx of investment opportunities.

To win a bid like Amazon, EDC knew it was going to take more than shipping a giant cactus or leaving 1,000 Amazon product reviews. It was going to take deep-seeded collaboration that few regions in the country could match. And we had six weeks to pull it off.

So we got to work. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how some of the work transpired:

22

partners collaborated to support a
regional bid for Amazon HQ2
SEP7

AMAZON ANNOUNCES HQ2 SEARCH

Amazon announces its search for a second North American headquarters, promising a $5B investment and 50,000 jobs.

Within a few hours of the news breaking, EDC makes contact with various economic development agencies around the county and state to begin the coordination of a potential regional bid. EDC releases a statement indicating it was evaluating the proposal.

SEP12

SAN DIEGO MOVES FORWARD WITH A BID

Before committing to submitting a bid, EDC and partners conduct preliminary research and due diligence.

After extensively vetting the proposal and the rubric Amazon was using to evaluate locations, EDC staff and regional partners determine they will submit a bid.

SEP30

EDC COORDINATES SITE SEARCH

Over the next few weeks, EDC works with regional real estate developers and municipalities to find the sites that match Amazon’s needs and emphasize San Diego’s strengths. Simultaneously, EDC works to aggregate specific data, compile letters of support and articulate San Diego’s story in the proposal.

Sites Include
  • Chula Vista
  • Downtown San Diego
  • Mission Valley
  • Otay Mesa
OCT17

SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED

Before the October 19 deadline, EDC submits a response to Amazon’s HQ2 RFP on behalf of the San Diego region.

And while we were one of more than 230 proposals, we put our best foot forward to tell our life-changing story. Now, it’s up to Amazon...

HOW SAN DIEGO COMPANIES BROUGHT IN

$66.1M IN INCENTIVES

Cal Competes

The California Competes Tax Credit has helped companies stay and grow in San Diego.

Tax credits are awarded to companies to lessen their state tax liability over a five-year period.

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HOW SAN DIEGO COMPANIES BROUGHT IN

$66.1M IN INCENTIVES

San Diego stats since the program’s inception

113

companies

$66.1M

in tax credits

8,433

jobs

In 2013, the California legislature chose to forgo the reauthorization of the Enterprise Zone program and replaced it with Cal Competes – a discretionary tax credit for companies that want to stay and grow and California. Since then, EDC has worked to ensure San Diego companies get a fair share of the tax credits.

HOW SAN DIEGO COMPANIES BROUGHT IN

$66.1M IN INCENTIVES

Here are some of the companies EDC has helped:

  • GD NASSCO
    Awarded $2M in June 2015
  • HUNTER INDUSTRIES
    Awarded $850K in April 2016
  • NUVASIVE
    Awarded $3M in April 2017
  • PYSONIX
    Awarded $1.2M in April 2017
  • THE GURU
    Awarded $300K in November 2017

PROPEL SAN DIEGO

Propel San Diego

With a $1.6M federal grant awarded to the city of San Diego, EDC worked alongside Propel San Diego partners to execute specific programs to enhance the resiliency of the region’s defense industry. Propel San Diego was awarded an additional $1.8M in federal funding to execute programs in 2018.

$3.4M

awarded to execute Propel
San Diego grant initiative

SEE A TIMELINE OF OUR WORK

Propel Partners

INCLUSIVE GROWTH

EDC, on behalf of San Diego, was selected as one of three regions from around the country to participate in a learning lab, spearheaded by the Brookings Institution, focused on inclusive economic development and how organizations engage in this complex topic. EDC convened partners in the community who were embedded in these issues to come around the table.

5+

partners involved in inclusive economic growth working group
Inclusive Growth

INCLUSIVE GROWTH

2017 OUTCOMES

  • Completed a narrative to make the competitiveness case for inclusive growth in San Diego
  • Brought a leadership delegation to Louisville, KY for a closer look at inclusive practices

MFG DAY

MFG Day highlights bi-national manufacturing opportunities

Now in its fifth year, San Diego Manufacturing Day is part of a national program celebrating the manufacturing industry and the technical workforce that drives its growth. Underwritten by Samsung, EDC supported more than 30 tours of facilities on both sides of the border including Samsung, Action Drone and more.

By connecting San Diegans with key industries, EDC is ensuring the continued growth of jobs and investment in the bi-national region.

PEOPLE


HOW WE ATTRACT AND RETAIN TALENT


Talent drives corporate decision making and galvanizes innovation. In 2017, EDC developed programming – to complement San Diego: Life. Changing. – to attract and retain talent throughout the San Diego region.

Some of these were piloted for the first time and some were about taking an existing program to the next level.

LINK2 SAN DIEGO

BRINGING SAN DIEGO TO STUDENTS

SEE A TIMELINE OF OUR WORK

In 2017, the Link2 program connected local students to industry leadership across the region.

10

events

678

participants

41

companies

54

industry speakers

While we maintained our local programming focused on industries ranging from defense to gaming to cleantech, we wanted to test our luck with Link2 outside of the region. We took Link2 on the road, and headed to another California university and hub for STEM talent – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. More than 40 students showed up to learn about career opportunities in San Diego from Viasat, Intuit, Solar Turbines and MindBody.

LIFE SCIENCES TREK

BRINGING STUDENTS TO SAN DIEGO

27

master's and PhD students from across the U.S.

With new life sciences companies popping up each day in San Diego, there is a need for qualified bioinformatics talent. With our economic development committee’s help, EDC hosted a two-day immersion tour of San Diego’s life sciences ecosystem for students from around the country.

COMPANY PARTICIPANTS

  • Human Longevity, Inc.
  • Illumina
  • The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine
  • ResMed
  • Takeda
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific

STUDENT AFFILIATIONS

  • UC Berkeley
  • UC San Francisco
  • University of Michigan
  • Stanford
  • Arizona State University
  • UC Riverside
  • University of Northern Carolina
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • San Diego State University
  • UC San Diego

RESEARCH


HOW WE INFORM DECISION MAKERS


Research is the cornerstone of our work at EDC. We conduct objective research that helps inform policy and economic decisions.

EDC launched two full-scale economic impact studies, while maintaining its regular publications, the Economic Pulse and the Quarterly Economic Snapshot. EDC also developed regional profiles for the cities of San Marcos and Vista.

Innovate 78
Cracking The Code
First regional genomics analysis in the U.S. released at BIO 2017

HERE’S TO 2018


AND A PROSPEROUS SAN DIEGO ECONOMY IN THE NEW YEAR.


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EDC IS A PRIVATELY-FUNDED NONPROFIT THAT WORKS TO ENHANCE THE REGION’S ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS.

THANK YOU TO THE INVESTORS THAT MAKE THIS WORK POSSIBLE.

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