San Diego is home to a vibrant manufacturing cluster that spans many industries, including defense, shipbuilding, medical devices, cleantech, craft brewing, and sports and active lifestyle. And thanks to a highly-skilled workforce, robust training programs, and close proximity to Mexico, the San Diego region boasts nearly 3,150 manufacturing companies currently supporting more than 108,000 jobs. More on the industry here.
In celebration of National Manufacturing Day 2021, here are just a few reasons everyone can benefit from the goods/services made in San Diego:
1. To up our sports game
Skateboarding, surfing, biking, golfing…you can do it all with San Diego’s best sports tech.
Check out: Solid Surfboards, Xterra Skate, Juiced Bikes, ElliptiGO, Callaway Golf, TaylorMade Golf
2. To set trends
It’s easy to support San Diego manufacturing and set trends, with companies like Nixon, Pura Vida, and Knockaround designing fashion-forward accessories.
Check out: Nixon, Blenders, Knockaround, Allett, Pura Vida
3. To enjoy the outdoors
It’s hard not to spend time outdoors when you live in year-round sunshine. Luckily, San Diego companies have you covered, whether you need to capture your adventures on camera or protect your skin for a day in the sun.
Check out: GoPro, Coola, Sun Bum, Amavara Skincare, Lotus Sustainables
4. To improve our homes
One product, dozens of uses… San Diego manufacturers like WD-40 and Dr. Bronner’s are big believers in efficiency when it comes to household products.
Check out: WD-40, Dr. Bronner’s
5. To make music
San Diego manufacturing is music to our ears with beautifully crafted guitars and banjos made right here in our own backyard.
Check out: Taylor Guitars, Deering Banjos
6. To help planet Earth
With San Diego’s proximity to beautiful beaches, mountains, and parks, our companies know how important it is to care for our planet through thoughtful sustainable products.
Check out: Lotus Sustainables, Verity Case
7. To taste something delicious
San Diego knows how to deliver on taste, whether you’re in the mood for craft beer or something sweet. Though North County leads the way with its many breweries and Bitchin’ Sauce, there are plenty of treats to go around no matter where you are in the region.
Check out: Stone Brewing, Bitchin’ Sauce, Suja Juice, White Labs, Modern Times, GelatoLove, Maya’s Cookies, The Mulk
8. To make the world a healthier place
From research to medical device manufacturing, San Diego is a thriving hub for biotech in all its forms. Device companies like BD and Illumina are leading the way when it comes to both preventative health and effective care.
Check out: BD, Illumina, DermTech, NuVasive, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Dexcom
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