How We Can Help

San Diego Regional EDC is a privately-funded non-profit that works to maximize San Diego’s economic competitiveness and regional prosperity.

Our business services are underwritten by nearly 200 investors that believe in creating a more prosperous San Diego, and are free-of-charge to companies looking to expand, stay, or locate in the San Diego region.

If your business has been impacted by COVID-19, and you would like assistance from EDC, please use this form. Once we receive your responses, we will make every effort to reach out to you within 24 hours. In the interim, check out our COVID resources page here.

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EDC’s 2020 in review

Our Business services

Click on the services below to learn how we’ve helped regional businesses thrive.

  • Regulatory­/Permitting Support

  • Talent Pipeline Development

    Talent Pipeline Development

  • Expansion Services­/Site Selection

  • Economic Incentive Consulting

    Economic Incentive Consulting

  • Marketing­/Visibility

  • Intelligence­/Research

  • Strategic Partnerships

    Strategic Partnerships

  • Export­/Logistics Consulting

  • Market Strategy

    Market Strategy

  • Inbound Investment Support

    Inbound Investment Support

Regulatory­/Permitting Support

EDC serves as an interface between employers and municipalities or public agencies to address regulatory and permitting issues. Our team helps overcome permitting process delays and raises regulatory matters to the appropriate authority to seek quick relief.

Related Case Studies

Biocept sets sights on expansion, fueled by COVID-19 testing

BD deemed essential; remains operational amid uprise of COVID-19

San Diego’s largest fintech company receives $5 million state tax credit

Talent Pipeline Development

EDC bridges the gap between talent and employers by expanding recruitment partnerships with local educations institutions and nonprofits, and by equipping businesses with the tools needed to ‘sell’ San Diego to prospective recruits with diverse backgrounds.

Related Case Studies

Career Exploration Day opens doors for local students, small companies

Advancing San Diego software internship program leads to full-time positions

Welfie benefits from interns, external promotion while expanding to meet COVID-19 needs

Expansion Services­/Site Selection

EDC works with businesses, consultants, and brokers to aggregate a list of applicable sites, provide introductions to vetted service providers, and/or respond to detailed Requests for Proposals (RFPS) for campuses or locations.

Related Case Studies

Recon-RF expands San Diego R&D operations; sets sights on continued business growth

Resiliency Technologies, Inc. moves HQ to SD

Red Door Interactive expands in Tijuana


EDC’s research bureau produces independent, economic analyses for municipalities, real estate projects, and companies.

Related Case Studies

Cleantech San Diego seeks to quantify industry impact, inform City Climate Action Report

Water Authority seeks to quantify economic impact of water infrastructure investment

Export­/Logistics Consulting

World Trade Center San Diego works with vetted logistics providers to get regional products overseas and aligns closely with the U.S. Department of Commerce to advise companies on market compliance and regulations.

Related Case Studies

EDDY Pump turns $10K grant into $5 million in exports

Dr. Bronner’s leverages MetroConnect to generate $1.8M in purchase value

WTCSD helps VisionTree open UK office

Market Strategy

World Trade Center San Diego works one-on-one with San Diego businesses interested in expanding to foreign markets by advising on market selection and providing vetted introductions to drive international sales.

Related Case Studies

WTCSD helps VisionTree open UK office

Inbound Investment Support

World Trade Center San Diego supports foreign businesses looking to invest in vetted San Diego businesses and projects. WTC also provides aftercare support to international companies that acquire San Diego businesses.

Related Case Studies

Port secures new business through WTC Trade Mission

Turkey-based Elsis Electronics establishes US entity in San Diego

Get In Touch

Is your business looking to stay or grow in San Diego? Is there an issue we can help with?

Rachel Maltz
Rachel Maltz

Manager, Economic Development