Doing Business Here

Situated next to the busiest land port of entry in the Western hemisphere, San Diego is home to more than 3.3 million people and offers incomparable opportunities for business of all sizes to thrive.

From sequencing the human genome to inventing the next wave of 5G technology, San Diego has the talent and expertise to change the world.

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Doing Business Here

San Diego’s Economy

With breakthrough technology companies and research organizations, the largest military concentration in the world and a strong tourism industry, the San Diego region has one of the most diverse, dynamic economies in the country.
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Finding a Location

Whether your business is looking for lab space to launch San Diego’s next life sciences discovery or an office in a densely-walkable urban neighborhood, San Diego has a diversity of options to fit your company’s needs.
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Finding Talent

Talent is the primary reasons employers chose to grow and locate in the San Diego region. Home to one of the most educated workforces in the country, EDC has focused on programs (SD: Life. Changing. and Advancing San Diego) to help you find and develop the right employees to grow your business.
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Why San Diego?

It’s not just what the military brings to San Diego, but what the ecosystem here means to the nation’s defense. You cannot do what we do here in San Diego anywhere else in the world.

Lynn Reaser, Ph.D, Point Loma Nazerene University

Who’s Here

From Fortune 500 companies to up-in-coming startups, learn about the companies and organizations that make San Diego life-changing and the more than 18 cities that make our region so diverse.
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Rankings & Accolades

Inc. called San Diego the 2nd most inventive city in the world. Forbes thinks San Diego is one of the most fun cities in the U.S. Check out some of the lifestyle and innovation rankings our region, cities, universities, and other establishments have received.
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