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Together with CMTC, EDC assists CA manufacturers impacted by COVID-19

CARES Act funding solidifies partnership with EDC, CMTC EDC is pleased to announce a partnership with CMTC’s California’s Manufacturing Network to provide direct support to San Diego’s small and mid-size manufacturers negatively impacted by COVID-19. “Through our partnership with CMTC, EDC is proactively supporting San Diego’s manufacturing industry. From defense and aerospace to craft beer […]

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Good News of the Week – September 25, 2020

Every week, ‘Good News of the Week’ features a curation of positive headlines from San Diego, delivered straight to your inbox. A blend of aggregated stories from San Diego’s most trusted news sources and original EDC-created content, GNOTW provides a comprehensive recap of the region’s best stories from the past week. For the week of […]

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Join us: Manufacturing Day 2020

Do you work for a manufacturer, or just want to know more about San Diego’s thriving manufacturing scene? Click here to register for EDC’s October 1 virtual manufacturing event. Plus, register to attend other regional manufacturing events: San Diego North EDC – September 29 Four Resources for North County Manufacturers Webinar East County EDC – October 1 Creators […]

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Six things you didn’t know were #MadeInSD

Our region is home to a vibrant manufacturing cluster that spans many industries, including defense, aerospace, shipbuilding and repair, medical devices, craft brewing, and sports and active lifestyle. With a highly-skilled workforce, robust training programs, and close proximity to Mexico, San Diego is a hub for advanced manufacturing companies, with nearly 3,150 manufacturing companies currently […]

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Advancing San Diego Intern Spotlight: Anna Kelley, Tourmaline Wireless

The Advancing San Diego (ASD) Internship Program launched this Spring in a remote-capacity amid the COVID-19 pandemic and aims to provide up to 100 San Diego-based companies with fully subsidized interns. This program targets companies with 100 employees or less, which comprise 98 percent of all businesses in San Diego, employ nearly two thirds of San […]

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Economy in crisis: Closer look at August employment report reveals troubling trend

KEY TAKEAWAYS A deep dive into San Diego’s employment report for August reveals a troubling trend. Thousands of workers have fled the labor force since February, which has artificially lowered the unemployment rate and puts San Diego’s economy at risk. THE SNAG We’re taking a deeper dive into San Diego’s employment report for August. The […]

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The life-changing legacy of RBG

A note from EDC President & CEO Mark Cafferty “It is so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” —John Steinbeck, The Winter of our Discontent Politics and parties aside, America lost a true icon, pioneer, barrier-breaker, and a beacon of democracy and justice this […]

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Good News of the Week – September 18, 2020

Every week, ‘Good News of the Week’ features a curation of positive headlines from San Diego, delivered straight to your inbox. A blend of aggregated stories from San Diego’s most trusted news sources and original EDC-created content, GNOTW provides a comprehensive recap of the region’s best stories from the past week. For the week of […]

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San Diego’s Economic Pulse: September 2020

Each month the California Employment Development Department (EDD) releases employment data for the prior month. This edition of San Diego’s Economic Pulse covers August 2020 and reflects some effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the labor market. Check out EDC’s research bureau for more data and stats about San Diego’s economy. Key Takeaways Unemployment drops sharply […]

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San Diego Science & the Global Pandemic: A Recap

San Diego Science & the Global Pandemic: a Recap In August, San Diego: Life. Changing., a program of San Diego Regional EDC, wrapped up a series of virtual events highlighting the innovation economy and spirit of collaboration that exist in San Diego. The series looked at how the life sciences industry is playing a role […]

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