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Economic Development

About Economic Development

Encouraging community revitalization and promoting economic opportunity for all segments of the population are key components in ensuring a high quality of life. It is essential to retain, attract and maintain the types of businesses that contribute positively to the local economy. The City leverages public incentives and assistance to promote community revitalization, attract new businesses and encourage investment in local businesses.

The City of San Diego not only assists individual businesses but also helps strengthen business organizations and improve business districts throughout San Diego. 

We have several programs designed to help improve San Diego's small business communities.

Department Publications                                                                                 Economic Development Strategy 2023-2026

PDF iconEconomic Development Strategy 2023-2026

Economic Development Strategy 2017-2019

Community Development Investment Summary FY2015-2019

Economic Development Department Annual Report FY2018

Economic Development Department Annual Report FY2017

Economic Development Department Annual Report FY2016

Media Release

Sept. 19, 2017 City of San Diego Wins International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Gold Award for The Nonprofit Academy 
Sept. 19, 2017 City of San Diego Wins IEDC Gold Award for Naval Training Center/Liberty Station Reuse and Redevelopment Project 

In the Media

December 2017 IEDC Journal "The Nonprofit Academy in San Diego: Building Strong Nonprofits to Drive Economic Development," Page 37

Contact Us

The City of San Diego continually strives to improve its economic development programs to provide the best assistance to businesses. The City welcomes inquiries, comments and questions from the public.

Economic Development Department
1200 Third Ave., 14th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
Customer Service: 619-236-6700