San Diego

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530 B St. 7th Floor
San Diego, California 92101



Specializing In

  • Business Services
  • Club Facilities
  • Group Trade Missions
  • Trade Education
  • Trade Information

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About World Trade Center San Diego

World Trade Center San Diego (WTCSD) is Southern California’s leading international trade association with direct access to the largest international trade network in the world. The organization offers the San Diego region services that allow businesses to gain key global contacts, research and tools to enhance international competitiveness. WTCSD provides comprehensive international business services and global lead-generation to facilitate and expand business internationally for regional clients. With services such as global data mining, intercultural communication training, market-entry strategies, export readiness evaluations, trade missions and export documentation and more. WTCSD helps businesses start or expand upon their international operations. Key services:

- Business Services and Training
- Matchmaking with Trusted Partners
- International Protocol
- Market Research

Member Benefits:

  • Foreign market analysis reports
  • Access/referrals to government & business leaders
  • Trade counseling
  • Trade mission business trips

Local Industries:

  • Clean Technology,
  • Healthcare & Wellness,
  • Hospitality: Tourism & Leisure,
  • Information Technology & Software,
  • Aerospace: Aviation & Defense,
  • Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Join Us

Facilities & Services

The World Trade Center San Diego has the following facility offerings and core areas of service. We provide businesses with the links to pursue international opportunities through our global network and thrive to bring value to San Diego's international trade community:


  • Seminar / Meeting Rooms

Trade Services

  • Group Trade Mission
  • Trade Information / Market Research
  • Trade Counseling
  • Referrals
  • Education & Knowledge Creation
  • Business Management & Professional Services


We provide comprehensive international business services & lead-generation to facilitate global expansion


Our Impact

Local Prosperity through International Opportunity

With a strong innovation economy, a collaborative business environment and an abundant talent pool, San Diego is well positioned as a global powerhouse.


companies that WTC San Diego and SD Regional EDC supported in 2015 through business expansion, retention and attraction


jobs influenced by WTC San Diego and SD Regional EDC throughout 2015


years of experience assisting local and international companies

Our Team

We bring a wealth of experience in international business strategy, export/import compliance, and global fluency to the San Diego Mega Region


Meet Our Members & Tenants

Our members represent a diverse array of small, medium, & large companies, community leaders, and government officials from Southern California's leading international entities.

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Upcoming Events

WTC San Diego provides the local community with a variety of quality business education seminars, networking opportunities & event management services for members looking to leverage the WTC San Diego brand.

In the News

As a major international business platform, WTC San Diego keeps clients, members and investors, and the San Diego business community updated through its newsletter, social media platforms, public relations, and community outreach.


  • National Maritime Day highlights maritime industry - By Katie Schoenauer, World Trade Center San Diego For eighty-three years May 22 has been proclaimed as National Maritime Day in order to honor the transatlantic trip the SS Savannah undertook – the first ever steamship to do this. It is also a day to recognize and celebrate t... more

  • From the Road: a note from Stockholm - SAN DIEGO, CA, USA - by Nikia Clarke, director, World Trade Center San Diego WTC San Diego is on the road again, with a focus on deepening channels of connectivity between global cities around trade, investment, innovation and thought leadership (as well as herring, it turns ... more

  • 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

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530 B St. 7th Floor
San Diego, California 92101