World Trade Center San Diego

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)

$20.2 B

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.

Learn more about MetroConnect




Our Story

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.

Learn about our journey here

Did You Know?
San Diego ranks #2 in U.S. for solarSan Diego Union Tribune

What We Do

World Trade Center San Diego to drive a regional trade and investment strategy focused on expanding international market access for San Diego companies (export), attracting foreign investment into high growth industries (FDI), and connecting this region to the global markets that matter most (Global ID).

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See our 2020 Annual Report



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.


Invest SD

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.