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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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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Grants & Funding FOR BUSINESSES

On a federal, state, and local level, there are plenty of grants and resources available to businesses of all variety in San Diego. If your business is seeking financial support, explore the below table by industry or priority.

Accelerators and Incubators for StartupS

San Diego has a variety of accelerators and incubators available for startups to thrive and receive support. Explore the table below to find the perfect fit.

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

San Diego’s highly skilled talent pool is a key reason employers choose to grow and locate here. Home to one of the most educated workforces in the country, EDC programs (SD: Life. Changing. and Advancing San Diego) can help you find and develop the right employees to grow your business.

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Other services

EDC offers a free suite of business services from marketing/visibility, to research, to export consulting, and more for companies looking to expand or locate to San Diego. Our work is underwritten by nearly 200 investors committed to growing a competitive and inclusive economy.

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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

What’s Here

San Diego is part of a greater binational region, encompassing San Diego County, Imperial County, and Baja California. Together, the mega region is home to global leaders in advanced manufacturing of medical devices, aerospace parts, and semiconductors. Each year, $6.2 billion of the binational region’s exports stay within the Cali Baja region.

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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