As the international affiliate of San Diego Regional EDC, World Trade Center San Diego cultivates a pipeline of export-ready firms, maximizes foreign direct investment (FDI) opportunities, and enhances San Diego’s connectivity to the markets that matter most.
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Growing your company
Apply for MetroConnect
World Trade Center San DIego works direclty with companies – free of charge – to help them expand internationally and grow in San Diego. We’re currently accepting applications for the MetroConnect V – an export accelerator – for companies looking to boost international sales. Selected companies will recieve a $5k grant, discounts on international flights, complimentary business development and strategy consulting and more. Applications are due January 31, 2020
Founded in 1994 and relaunched as part of EDC in 2014, WTCSD is committed to helping San Diego companies with their international growth efforts and attracting international investment.
MetroConnect San Diego
MetroConnect, WTCSD’s export accelerator, provides small- and medium-sized companies with the resources necessary to engage in global markets. Since the program’s inception, 65 companies have participated.
With roots in the life sciences, telecom, and defense, and home to numerous world-class research institutions, San Diego is consistently recognized as an R&D powerhouse and one of the most innovative cities in the U.S. Learn more about investing in our region.