With miles of coastline, near-perfect weather and R&D expertise, San Diego provides an optimal environment for companies who create products or services that cater to active people everywhere. Widely considered the birthplace of U.S. surfing, San Diego’s sports and active lifestyle cluster has evolved to include a range of enterprises that provide specialized business services to companies as well as businesses that focus on training and coaching, facilities and event planning. In North County San Diego, world-renowned golf companies, including Callaway, Cobra Puma and TaylorMade, are just a ‘drive’ away from one another.
In 2019, San Diego’s sports innovation will be on display as the region plays hosts to the inaugural World Beach Games, a 10-day Olympic-style event that will feature more than 20 beach-style sports.
Industry Highlights & Contributions
Hole in one: The world’s largest golf companies, including TaylorMade, Callaway and Titleist are headquartered in San Diego.
Talent: San Diego is home to some of the best action sports athletes in the world, including Tony Hawk, Shaun White and Rob Machado.
Economic impact: San Diego SAL companies account for $1.4 billion in economic activity.1