Why San Diego?

The City of San Diego's strong economy, diverse population, great educational institutions, unsurpassed quality of life, and world-renowned location make it the ideal place to do business. Because of its highly-educated workforce and mix of high-tech industry and recreational assets, a marketing consortium of high-tech industries has dubbed San Diego "Technology's Perfect Climate."


Business Friendly

The City of San Diego ensures that the climate for business is inviting. The City implements good government practices toward businesses while creating specific economic development programs. The City also maintains a healthy and safe environment, and an up-to-date and well-maintained infrastructure that are all part of the mix that makes San Diego business friendly by being a great place to live.


Good Government Practices

Good government practices can help businesses become more successful. The City of San Diego has concentrated on improving its business assistance programs, cutting costs and changing policies to become more business friendly. Today, San Diego's economy is prospering in part because of its good government practices and the City's commitment to develop the regional economy and improve the quality of life.

  • Saving Businesses Money - The City has saved businesses money by reducing housing trust fund fees and water and sewer fees, and by eliminating unnecessary requirements.
  • Saving Businesses Time - The City has saved businesses valuable time by reducing permit processing time, improving customer service, and cutting red tape.
  • Providing Regulatory Relief - The City has simplified processing and cost requirements, reduced fees, and modified City codes to provide businesses with regulatory relief.
  • Making Information Easy to Get - The City makes information about City economic development programs easier to obtain with new helpful publications, an expanded website, new business resource stations, special training classes, and improved public outreach.

For more information, contact the City of San Diego's Economic Development Department at (619) 236-6700.