Our Services

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

Our 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.

Here’s How We Help

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

  • Regulatory­/Permitting Support

  • 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

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

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

Red Door Interactive expands in Tijuana

Economic Incentive Consulting

EDC provides education, recommendations, and application support for various local, state, and federal programs that incentivize business growth or retention. Our team has the knowledge and resources to create customized packages of applicable programs.

Related Case Studies

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

Marketing­/Visibility

EDC supports expanding innovation economy and client companies by promoting company growth stories to elected officials, media, and key business contacts, both locally and nationally.

Related Case Studies

EDC helps Walmart Labs establish talent pipelines and partnerships

Sony raises local profile through talent video

Cloudbeds makes media splash in new HQ

Intelligence­/Research

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

Related Case Studies

Water Authority seeks to quantify economic impact of water infrastructure investment

Strategic Partnerships

Our team leverages its extensive local network to facilitate strategic business opportunities for client companies and investors.

Related Case Studies

Altitude University partners to expand drone education business

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

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

Coordinator, Economic Development