• San Diego's blue tech economy has global reach - By Matt Sanford, director of economic development Walking around the trade show floor at Oceanology International in London, it was apparent that many of the companies in attendance have a presence in San Diego. From startups like Assure Controls and Ocean Aero to some of the... more

  • ExploreSD: A distinct business attraction strategy - SAN DIEGO, CA, USA - By Shea Benton, economic development manager Late January, EDC ventured into new territory by hosting ExploreSD, a 3-day showcase of San Diego’s economy and talented workforce for site selection consultants from all over the country. Our goals were ... more

  • WTCSD: telling SD's innovation story in Japan - OSAKA, JAPAN -  By Nikia Clarke, director of World Trade Center San Diego Konichiwa from Osaka! Given the deep linkages between our regions, it is fitting that the World Trade Center San Diego 2016 calendar of trade and investment activities begins with a targete... more

  • Shape & Develop San Diego’s World-Class Waterfront - SAN DIEGO, CA, USA - An ideal location in the heart of San Diego presents a unique opportunity to develop a 70-acre site into an internationally-recognized waterfront destination. The Port of San Diego, holder of the World Trade Center San Diego License, is issuing a Request f... more

  • SD adds degree holders at fast rate - Talent is the cornerstone of today’s global economy. It drives corporate location decisions, encourages innovative urban planning and inspires entrepreneurship. In essence, talent is the key to economic growth. If regions – such as San Diego – want to get ahead, they must have... more

  • On the road: strengthening SD's global reach - TOKYO, JAPAN - By Sean Barr, senior vice president of economic development Greetings from Tokyo, Japan. This week, behind a newly relaunched World Trade Center San Diego, EDC kicks off its 2016 international program. Our goals are clear – grow exports and position the regi... more

  • Nat Geo recognizes San Diego among best in world - SAN DIEGO, CA, USA -  Coolest Border Crossing Consider this tale of two cities, separated by the busiest land-border crossing in the Western Hemisphere. On one side is San Diego, with 70 miles of sandy shores, a pioneering zoo, Tony-winning theater scene, and Southe... more


  • 2015: A Global Year in Review - SAN DIEGO, CA, USA - In 2015, San Diego’s economic impact spanned the globe. From connecting with companies in Tokyo to premiering a “National Geographic” documentary in London, EDC & WTCSD collectively traveled nearly 60,000 miles this year – the equivalent of traveling ... more

  • Relaunched WTC San Diego hires new director - SAN DIEGO, CA, USA - San Diego Regional EDC is pleased to announce the relaunch of the World Trade Center San Diego (WTC San Diego), an organization dedicated to growing international trade and investment opportunities for San Diego. After an extensive search, the organization... more

  • Cypher Genomics wins MetroConnect Grand Prize - SAN DIEGO, CA, USA – In an effort to cement San Diego’s reputation as a world class innovation hub and help SMEs expand their global reach, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, San Diego Regional EDC and JPMorgan Chase & Co. awarded the MetroConnect Grand Prize to San Diego-based gen... more