Investor Levels and Benefits

By becoming an EDC investor, you are helping shape the region’s future.

With investment from nearly 200 companies, public agencies, and private organizations, EDC is able to provide direct services to help companies grow in San Diego and lead initiatives to enhance the region’s competitiveness. In turn, we provide EDC investors with information, opportunities, access, and support.

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Learning and networking opportunities through committees and strategic initiatives
Recognition in communications (e.g. “Good News of the Week”), website and an “Investor Spotlight” profile
Analysis, research, and data that help investors understand the industries primed for growth and factors that impact regional economic prosperity
20 percent discount on contracted projects with EDC’s Research Bureau
Invitations to inspiring and innovative programs, featuring local and national experts
Access to exclusive investor briefings, including lunches with elected officials
Connectivity to business, government, and nonprofit leaders on pressing issues we are working together to change
10 complimentary tickets to San Diego Regional EDC’s Annual Dinner
Invitations to participate in international trade missions and leadership trips to peer cities
Authoring a blog post on a regional issue, challenge, or opportunity
Topic & content to be approved
Invitations to behind-the-scenes tours of cutting-edge companies and regional assets
Eligible for representation on EDC’s Board of Directors
Employment impact assessment of investor company’s San Diego-based operations
Investor must provide employment numbers and other data. Output is 1-page summary detailing employment impact of SD operations. Up to 90-day turnaround.
Significant recognition as a program partner (i.e. study underwriter, initiative supporter, program panelist, and/or leadership role within a committee or initiative)


  • Inclusive Growth: Report To The Community—2023
  • EDC’s Annual Dinner—2023
  • San Diego: Life. Changing. Summer Bash—2023
  • Thriving Cities Mayoral Trade Mission—2023
  • Manufacturing Day—2023
  • MetroConnect Grand Prize PitchFest—2023


Interested in becoming an EDC investor?

Lauree Sahba
Lauree Sahba

Chief Operating Officer