Finding Talent

San Diego is a region where smart people solve really hard problems.

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

San Diego: Life. Changing.

San Diego: Life. Changing. is a campaign designed to attract and retain talent in San Diego by telling our region’s authentic story. We’re highlighting companies, people, and entrepreneurs that have upgraded their lives and made a global impact, straight from San Diego.

Though the campaign focuses on amplifying opportunities at tech and life sciences companies, it also highlights the numerous career offerings, lifestyle options, and life-changing companies that call this region home.

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Talent Programming

Talent is the cornerstone of economic growth. Our team creates programming to align workforce and education systems, helping all residents in San Diego access quality jobs.

San Diego was one of five cities to receive a $3 million investment as part of JPMorgan Chase’s AdvancingCities Challenge, an initiative to drive inclusive growth and create greater economic opportunity across the U.S.

Advancing San Diego is a collaborative program by San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, the City of San Diego, San Diego Workforce Partnership, United Way of San Diego, and San Diego & Imperial Counties Community College Association (SDICCCA). Through this initiative, San Diego will cultivate a more inclusive economy, as we look inward to address regional talent shortages and strengthen the relationship between business and education systems.

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Local UNiversities & colleges

San Diego is home to numerous higher education institutions that are conducting life-changing research and training the region’s skilled workforce of tomorrow.

Together, the local colleges and universities employ hundreds of thousands of people and provides a lasting economic impact through the creation of ideas, innovations, talent, and companies. UC San Diego has been ranked one of the top 10 public universities in the country, according MONEY, Business Insider, and U.S. News & World Report. San Diego State University has a $5.67 billion local economic impact and educated more of San Diego’s civic leaders than any other institution.