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News

2016

  • EDC & WTC's 2016: Connecting San Diego - SAN DIEGO, CA, USA - Connections: a simple word that takes on different meanings, but for EDC, it describes both what we do and how we do it. In 2016, we were all about connecting... Connecting companies to global markets. Connecting business to opportunities. And connecting w... more

  • SD Brewery Scores Big at MetroConnect PitchFest - SAN DIEGO, CA, USA - To propel San Diego into the global marketplace, WTC San Diego, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Councilmember Mark Kersey, new Stone Brewing CEO Dominic Engels and nearly 200 business and community leaders awarded the MetroConnect Grand Prize to Rough Draft Brew... more

  • MetroConnect Company Profile: Ocean Aero - SAN DIEGO, CA, USA - San Diego’s thriving tourism and life sciences companies are often in the limelight. However, there’s one industry that had an economic impact of over $14 billion in 2012 alone and has significant regional impact: maritime. Maritime technology, or bluetech... more

  • MetroConnect Workshops Help Global Expansions - SAN DIEGO, CA, USA - As part of the 2016 MetroConnect Program, WTC San Diego hosted two workshops to help the current cohort of 15 companies learn the ins and outs of going global. The first workshop was hosted by East County-based Taylor Guitars. Leadership from the company ... more

  • Link2 to Help Retain Students in Local Tech Jobs - SAN DIEGO, CA, USA - With the kickoff to the fall semester, EDC is hosting symposiums on university and community college campuses around the region to better connect talent with opportunities within our leading industries. On September 15, EDC partnered with CSU San Marcos t... more

  • Investor Spotlight: SYSTRAN - SAN DIEGO, CA, USA - This week we sat down with Ken Behan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at SYSTRAN Group. With operations in San Diego and as a program sponsor of WTC San Diego's MetroConnect Program, the language technology company is helping local SMEs connect with ... more

  • Global Company Thermo Fisher Expands to Tijuana - SAN DIEGO, CA, USA - This week, Thermo Fisher Scientific, the global life sciences and biotechnology company, cut the ribbon on its Software Center of Excellence (COE) in Tijuana. Thermo Fisher Scientific is a world leader in serving science with $17 billion in revenues and ap... more

  • 5 Defense Tech #MadeinSD that Protect U.S. Allies - SAN DIEGO, CA, USA - Fifteen years after September 11, 2001, we stand united as a country – remembering the travesty, but holding high the men and women who defend our country and freedoms every day. As part of the blog series leading up to San Diego MFG Day, we’re featuring ... more

  • San Diego receives million dollar DoD grant - The City of San Diego has been awarded $1.6 million grant by the Department of Defense to craft programs designed to enhance the resiliency of the region’s defense industrial base. As part of this grant, EDC’s research team will be responsible for conducting a county-wide supp... more

  • Five Items #MadeinSD Used by Professional Athletes - SAN DIEGO, CA, USA - One of the most unique industries in San Diego is Sports & Active Lifestyle, a key driver of the regional economy - impacting more than 32,000 jobs - and a staple in our local culture. As part of our series leading up to San Diego MFG Day on October 7,... more