Over the last several months, our work at EDC has had to move and change in some significant ways to respond to the economic conditions around us. And while this is always a part of our work and planning, it is safe to say that 2020—and the early stages of 2021—challenged us greatly and taught us a lot about our work and our economy, as it did all of you.
Investors and community partners often ask me what a day or a week at EDC looks like—some are just curious what the actual work feels like on a day-to-day basis; others are interested in knowing what we are seeing and experiencing through the businesses we work with to better understand if their needs and priorities may signal bigger or broader economic trends, challenges, or opportunities for the region.
As we kick off the third quarter of the year and begin developing new and improved programs, strategies, and focus areas to keep stride with our fast moving and re-opening economy, here’s a quick glance at EDC’s Q2 2021:
- Study release: AI and San Diego’s cyber cluster
- Research series: San Diego’s Changing Business Landscape
- Program launch: San Diego Business Hub takes small businesses online, boosts resilience
- Release: San Diego global trade and investment strategy
- Right Recovery Town Hall: Resilience through employee ownership
- GCC recap: State of global supply chain
- Export finance workshops: Three things your business should know
- Program update: Meet the companies of Advancing San Diego; Manufacturing interns
As always, we do all that we do with an eye on building a stronger, more inclusive economy, producing more skilled workers, creating more quality jobs within our small businesses, and establishing more thriving households and a better quality of life for businesses and residents in all corners of the San Diego region. We truly could not do any of it without you, and we thank you for your continued investment, leadership, and support.
With respect and gratitude,
President & CEO