As the international affiliate of San Diego Regional EDC, World Trade Center San Diego cultivates a pipeline of export-ready firms, maximizes foreign direct investment (FDI) opportunities, and enhances San Diego’s connectivity to the markets that matter most.
San Diego’s Global Indicators
in foreign investment into San Diego (2014 – 2018)
of San Diego’s total inbound investment is in life sciences (2014 -2018)
in total exports from San Diego (2018)
Growing your company
World Trade Center San Diego works directly with companies – free of charge – to help them expand internationally and grow in San Diego.
Founded in 1994 and relaunched as part of EDC in 2014, WTCSD is committed to helping San Diego companies with their international growth efforts and attracting international investment.
MetroConnect San Diego
MetroConnect, WTCSD’s export accelerator, provides small- and medium-sized companies with the resources necessary to engage in global markets. Since the program’s inception, 65 companies have participated.
With roots in the life sciences, telecom, and defense, and home to numerous world-class research institutions, San Diego is consistently recognized as an R&D powerhouse and one of the most innovative cities in the U.S. Learn more about investing in our region.