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October 8, 2019

As part of its inclusive growth initiative, EDC hosted individuals for a supplier diversity forum that included more than 20 entities in the region with large purchasing and procurement capacity.

The purpose of the forum was to promote the importance of large companies in supporting small and diverse businesses through their procurement and purchasing decisions. Though many large firms in San Diego procure billions of dollars of good and service each year, local small businesses struggle to compete for their attention. Additionally, the large buyers in the room shared their goals, processes, and challenges in reaching San Diego’s small, diverse, and disadvantaged businesses.

Following the supplier diversity forum, EDC also hosted a networking reception with Apple’s Supplier Diversity team. This gave attendees an opportunity to learn about the tech giant’s goals and objectives as the company continues to unfold its expansion plans for a new San Diego campus. The reception included 75 attendees from diverse suppliers in both construction and operations.

December 13, 2018

Apple has announced it will be planting roots in San Diego, solidifying what we already knew about our region: San Diego is an innovative tech hub, home to some of the best and brightest talent in the world. While we're not a headquarters town, we continue to see an influx of local expansions from some of the world's largest companies. San Diego Regional EDC's official statement below:

“Joining an influx of other large tech firms like Amazon, Google and Teradata, Apple is setting up a significant operation in San Diego to take advantage of the region’s STEM talent. We look forward to building a stronger working relationship with Apple to help them grow and succeed in this already thriving tech hub.” Mark Cafferty, president & CEO, San Diego Regional EDC