Case Study

EDC helps Walmart Labs establish talent pipelines and partnerships


Despite being the tech arm of one of the largest companies in the world, Walmart Labs had been operating under-the-radar in Carlsbad’s Tech Center. As they prepared to open a new office in the Make Space, the growing company expressed a need to better connect with tech talent and potential local partners.




Walmart made the decision to invest heavily in expanding the Carlsbad site, opening a new office that will allow for an additional 100+ employees in a state-of-the-art facility conducive to creativity. Walmart needed to make a louder splash about its presence in the region in order to recruit key engineering talent and cement its brand as a leader in the San Diego tech ecosystem.

EDC Solution

To assist with the groundbreaking, EDC secured attendance from strategic partners, like Thermo Fisher Scientific, Viasat, Startup San Diego, Tech San Diego, and others.


At the grand opening Walmart CTO, Jeremy King attended the event and cited the energy and turnout as reasons the company is excited to be in the region.


“Through the partnership with EDC, we have been connected to talented individuals and tech leaders helping us become a visible presence and partner in the region’s tech industry.”

– Claude Jones, Senior Director, Software Engineering, Walmart Labs


About Walmart Labs

At Walmart Labs, if you can dream it, you can build it. Its open-source approach offers the flexibility and freedom to own your code and move swiftly toward cost-saving solutions for their customers. Take your idea from incubation to international scale. Their teams develop industry-changing innovations to make in-store and online shopping a more seamless experience for millions of daily shoppers.