San Diego’s Good News of the Week – January 21, 2022

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.

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For the week of January 21, 2022, here’s what we’re reading:

…and here are some opportunities we’re watching:

San Diego Biz Hub: Free digital services for small businesses

GoSite and EDC are still accepting applications for the San Diego Business Hub, which offers small, service-based businesses the full suite of GoSite products at no cost. SDbizhub.com is seeking applications from minority-, women-, veteran- and other historically economically under-resourced small business owners throughout San Diego County.

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Candela Delucchi
Candela Delucchi

Coordinator, Marketing

San Diego’s Good News of the Week – January 14, 2022

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.

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For the week of January 14, 2022, here’s what we’re reading:

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Save the date: EDC’s Annual Dinner

Save the date for EDC’s Annual Dinner 2022, which will again gather more than 900 business and community leaders for a night of celebration of our organization and region on June 9 in iconic Petco Park. Stay tuned for registration, program details, and award updates.

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Jennifer Storm.

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EDC is hiring, join our team!

EDC is hiring a Research Manager / Sr. Manager with 3+ years of experience to analyze, synthesize, and visualize data to inform a diverse set of stakeholders and senior professionals from the region’s leading companies, nonprofits, and policy makers. EDC is also accepting applications for its Marketing and Communications internship.

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Candela Delucchi
Candela Delucchi

Coordinator, Marketing

San Diego’s Good News of the Week – January 7, 2022

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.

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For the week of January 7, 2022, here’s what we’re reading:

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EDC’s 2021 Year in Review

This past year, EDC welcomed new team members, investors, and board members, adding momentum to the goals we set for 2030 that together create a platform for inclusive economic growth. We’ve taken stock of EDC’s most impactful work in 2021—made possible with and through all of you.

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EDC is hiring, join our team!

EDC is hiring a Research Manager / Sr. Manager with 3+ years of experience to analyze, synthesize, and visualize data to inform a diverse set of stakeholders and senior professionals from the region’s leading companies, nonprofits, and policy makers. EDC is also accepting applications for its Marketing and Communications internship.

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Candela Delucchi
Candela Delucchi

Coordinator, Marketing

San Diego’s Good News of the Year 2021

Even as pandemic challenges continue to linger, we look back on a year marked by life-changing innovation and community resilience across San Diego. From scientific breakthroughs to tech company expansions and record venture capital investment, 2021 allowed us to look toward recovery and compete on a global stage.

Read on for some of this year’s biggest headlines, all made possible by those who call the San Diego region home. Here’s to continued collaboration, resilience, and inclusion in 2022.

-Team EDC

Venture capital floods local startup ecosystem

San Diego secured record-breaking venture capital investment, outpacing 2020 by more than $2.6 billion. Some of San Diego’s standout startups and raises include:

  • ClickUp raises $400M, bringing its valuation to $4B
  • MetroConnect alum Cloudbeds raises $150M
  • Drata raises $100 million Series B, becomes unicorn
  • Flock Freight raises $215M, becomes unicorn
  • JuneShine raises $24M for its better-for-you hard kombucha
  • Shield AI raises $210M for AI drone tech, becomes unicorn
  • Tyra Biosciences goes public, raises $199M

Plus, acquisitions and IPOs steadily poured in throughout the year:

San Diego companies lead the charge against COVID-19

As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19 and its new variants, San Diego companies met the moment by developing new treatments, rapid-result testing solutions, and more aimed at getting us to a post-pandemic era:

Companies relocate, double-down amid pandemic

As locals, we know our region is special. And as San Diego competes on a global stage, debunking myths that we’re just a surf and beer town, countless innovative companies took notice. Here are some of our region’s newest transplants:

Homegrown research and innovation fosters global impact

Beyond COVID-19, San Diego’s Tech and Life Sciences employers continued to make waves across a diversity of industries, from oncology and genomics to manufacturing and artificial intelligence (AI), and everything in between:

San Diego’s defense industry lands major contracts

In 2021, the U.S. military contributed an estimated $35 billion in direct spending to San Diego defense companies. As an intrinsic part of our region, these companies scored major contracts to help mobilize and protect our troops and country:

San Diego earns the rankings to back it all up

From heavyweights to fast-growing startups, San Diego’s companies, talented workforce, and innovative industries (like our rising blue economy featured on CNBC’s ‘Streets of Dreams’), are getting noticed around the world. And we earned the numbers to show for it:

Quality of life amplified in San Diego

This year, San Diego saw its international border announce a new port of entry, artistic developments decorate our iconic skyline, and transportation infrastructure better connect our region, all of which made life even better here at home:

Tourism industry looks inward to support community

As the economy began to reopen, one of San Diego’s hardest hit industries made great progress towards recovery. The region welcomed back cruises and celebrated new and returning route service on SouthwestAir Canada, WestJetLufthansaJapan Airlines, and British Airways.

And above all, the Tourism industry pivoted to step up for our community, aid in our recovery, and set examples for the world—in true San Diego style:

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San Diego’s Good News of the Week – December 10, 2021

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.

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For the week of December 3, 2021, here’s what we’re reading:

…and here are some opportunities we’re watching:

MetroConnect VI: Apply by December 17

World Trade Center San Diego is accepting applications for 15 small businesses to participate in Year 6 of its flagship export assistance program MetroConnect. Presented by JPMorgan Chase and Procopio, the program has assisted 80 companies in its first five years in turning $890,000 in export grants into 63 percent average export growth, 40 percent average revenue growth, and 543 new international contracts.

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EDC is hiring, join our team!

EDC is hiring a Research Coordinator and Research Manager / Sr. Manager to analyze, synthesize, and visualize data to inform a diverse set of stakeholders and senior professionals from the region’s leading companies, nonprofits, and policy makers. EDC is also accepting applications for its Marketing and Communications internship position.

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Candela Delucchi
Candela Delucchi

Coordinator, Marketing

San Diego’s Good News of the Week – December 3, 2021

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.

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For the week of December 3, 2021, here’s what we’re reading:

…and here are some opportunities we’re watching:

EDC is hiring, join our team!

EDC is hiring a Research Coordinator and Research Manager / Sr. Manager to analyze, synthesize, and visualize data to inform a diverse set of stakeholders and senior professionals from the region’s leading companies, nonprofits, and policy makers. EDC is also accepting applications for its Marketing and Communications internship position.

Apply Now

MetroConnect VI: Apply by December 17

World Trade Center San Diego is accepting applications for 15 small businesses to participate in Year 6 of its flagship export assistance program, MetroConnect. Presented by JPMorgan Chase and Procopio, the program has assisted 80 companies in its first five years in turning $890,000 in export grants into 63 percent average export growth, 40 percent average revenue growth, and 543 new international contracts.

Apply Now


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Candela Delucchi
Candela Delucchi

Coordinator, Marketing

San Diego’s Good News of the Week – November 19, 2021

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.

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For the week of November 19, 2021, here’s what we’re reading:

…and here are some opportunities we’re watching:

EDC is hiring, join our team!

EDC is hiring a Research Coordinator and Research Manager to analyze, synthesize, and visualize data to inform a diverse set of stakeholders and senior professionals from the region’s leading companies, nonprofits, and policy makers.

Apply Now

San Diego Biz Hub: Free digital services for small businesses

GoSite and EDC are still accepting applications for the San Diego Business Hub, which offers small, service-based businesses the full suite of GoSite products at no cost. SDbizhub.com is accepting applications from minority-, women-, veteran- and other historically economically under-resourced small business owners throughout San Diego County.

Apply Now


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Candela Delucchi
Candela Delucchi

Coordinator, Marketing

San Diego’s Good News of the Week – November 12, 2021

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.

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For the week of November 12, 2021, here’s what we’re reading:

…and here are some opportunities we’re watching:

Advancing San Diego: Career Exploration Day

Hiring interns or entry-level employees? Join Advancing San Diego’s Career Exploration Day on November 18 for a day of networking and hiring local talent. At two job fairs throughout the day, companies can host virtual recruitment booths to share digital collateral, showcase company culture, post current job openings, communicate with students and new grads via chat, and conduct on-the-spot interviews via Zoom.

Register Now

San Diego Biz Hub: Free digital services for small businesses

GoSite and EDC are accepting applications for the San Diego Business Hub, which offers small, service-based businesses the full suite of GoSite products at no cost. SDbizhub.com is accepting applications from minority-, women-, veteran- and other historically economically under-resourced small business owners throughout San Diego County.

Apply Now


Additional resources:

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Candela Delucchi
Candela Delucchi

Coordinator, Marketing

San Diego’s Good News of the Week – November 5, 2021

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.

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For the week of November 5, 2021, here’s what we’re reading:

…and here are some opportunities we’re watching:

Advancing San Diego: Career Exploration Day

Hiring interns or entry-level employees? Join Advancing San Diego’s Career Exploration Day on November 18 for a day of networking and hiring local talent. At two job fairs throughout the day, companies can host virtual recruitment booths to share digital collateral, showcase company culture, post current job openings, communicate with students and new grads via chat, and conduct on-the-spot interviews via Zoom.

Register Now


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Candela Delucchi
Candela Delucchi

Coordinator, Marketing

San Diego’s Good News of the Week – October 29, 2021

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.

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For the week of October 29, 2021, here’s what we’re reading:

…and here are some opportunities we’re watching:

Applications open: Small business export accelerator

Join Modern Times, Dr. Bronner’s, Bitchin’ Sauce, and dozens more in going global with World Trade Center San Diego (WTCSD). Through November 15, WTCSD is accepting applications for 15 SBA-designated small businesses to participate in year six of its flagship export assistance program, MetroConnect. Presented by JPMorgan Chase and Procopio, the program provides businesses with a $5,000 private-sector funded export assistance grant, access to SystranPRO machine translation software, the chance to win a $25,000 grand prize, and more.

Apply by November 15

Advancing San Diego: Career Exploration Day

Hiring interns or entry-level employees? Join Advancing San Diego’s Career Exploration Day on November 18 for a day of networking and hiring local talent. At two job fairs throughout the day, companies can host virtual recruitment booths to share digital collateral, showcase company culture, post current job openings, communicate with students and new grads via chat, and conduct on-the-spot interviews via Zoom.

Register Now


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Candela Delucchi
Candela Delucchi

Coordinator, Marketing