REUTERS/Mike Blake - The San Diego skyline is seen from a beach in Coronado, California November 9, 2011.
San Diego: Linking Up Innovation and Local Manufacturing
December 9, 2013,
San Diego may have a reputation as a sunny tourist destination, but it’s also a major economic power with a strong and interconnected set of assets. There’s a robust biotech sector driven by UC San Diego, high-tech manufacturing anchored by Qualcomm, and shipbuilding and defense industries largely supported by the Navy. At the same time, the Port of San Diego and nearby border crossings with Mexico provide easy access to markets in Latin America and Asia, allowing the metro area to operate as one of the world’s busiest centers of trade.