MetroConnect, the flagship program of WTC San Diego, provides small- and medium-sized companies with the resources necessary to engage in global markets.

MetroConnect awards companies with matching funds, connects them with relevant export-oriented partners and resources, and arranges specialized workshops to increase their knowledge and awareness of global export trends and regulations.

MetroConnect V

MetroConnect applications are closed. In light of COVID-19, we are operating MetroConnect remotely this year. Watch the video below, then scroll down learn more about the MetroConnect V cohort.

Since MetroConnect’s start, WTCSD has worked with 65 companies. Here are their cumulative results:


net increase in exports


new overseas facilities established


new jobs created in San Diego

Here are a few of our success stories:

MetroConnect Companies

Scroll over the full list of past MetroConnect companies to learn more:

Want to learn more about MetroConnect?

We’re always looking for companies interested in sponsoring and helping our network succeed internationally. If you’re a small business that needs assistance exporting, and not quite sure if MetroConnect is right for you, feel free to drop us a line. We’re here to help.

Lucas Coleman
Lucas Coleman

Manager, World Trade Center San Diego; Director, Export Specialty SBDC