WTCSD’s Q2 Global Brief: San Diego boosts international connectivity

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In Q2 2024, here’s what you need to know about San Diego’s global trade, investment, and engagement. ➝ Get WTCSD’s Global Brief each quarter.

California, Gyeonggi Province sign MOU for collaboration

During WTCSD’s trade mission to South Korea last fall, Mayor Todd Gloria delivered a letter from Governor Newsom to Gyeonggi Province’s Governor Kim, inviting him to visit California and sign an MOU between the two regions. In May, Governor Kim did right by the invitation and joined Governor Newsom in Sacramento to sign the MOU that outlines three years of collaboration to foster trade relations, advance climate goals, and promote people-to-people exchanges among academics, entrepreneurs, and innovators alike. The South Korean Governor also expanded on local partnerships and spent a week in San Diego visiting UC San Diego, Illumina, Biocom, as well as Mayor Gloria.
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Samsung Semiconductor expands San Diego footprint

Together with Mayor Todd Gloria and the Chamber, EDC and WTCSD celebrated the opening of Samsung Semiconductor‘s customer engagement office in San Diego. The company currently employs 200 San Diegans with plans for additional growth in its new Del Mar office and beyond. The expansion follows last year’s WTCSD trade mission to South Korea where Mayor Gloria and more than 30 delegates visited Samsung Biologics and other tech giants to strengthen relationships with the strategically important innovation cluster.
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MetroConnect alum Novo Brazil Brewing inks five-year licensing agreement with Padres

Nova Easy Kombucha, renowned for its innovative and flavorful kombucha offerings, has partnered with the San Diego Padres for a brand new City Connect-themed hard kombucha, which is available at multiple locations within Petco Park. The five-year agreement not only enhances the game day experience but also underscores Nova’s commitment to community engagement and growth in San Diego.
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