Imagine San Diego: Amazon HQ2 Proposal


San Diego is where California began: The place where the idea and the promise of California came to life. Since then, it has remained a place for pioneers, innovators, risk takers, entrepreneurs and people who change the world. San Diego is a reflection of Amazon’s Leadership Principles. Our world-class UC San Diego computer science program, which graduates more women engineers than any other university in the U.S., shows our passion to learn and be curious. We are thought leaders and are right a lot in embedded devices, unmanned systems, life sciences and machine learning. We move quickly and take bias for action in our burgeoning downtown tech startup scene. And in this proposal, we think big about how housing HQ2 in San Diego would be a game changer for both our region and for Amazon itself.

This proposal & report was produced by San Diego Regional EDC’s research team.