Invest in EDC

By becoming an EDC investor, you are helping shape the region’s future.

With investment from nearly 200 companies, public agencies and private organizations, EDC is able to provide direct services to help companies grow in San Diego and lead initiatives to enhance the region’s competitiveness. In turn, we provide EDC investors with information, opportunities, access, and support.


Largest concentration of military assets in the world

Investor Benefits
Benefits of Investment $5,000 $15,000 $25,000 $50,000
Learning and networking opportunities through committees and strategic initiatives
Recognition in communications (e.g. “Good News of the Week”), website and an “Investor Spotlight” profile
Analysis, research, and data that help investors understand the industries primed for growth and factors that impact regional economic prosperity
Invitations to inspiring and innovative programs, featuring local and national experts
Access to exclusive investor briefings, including lunches with elected officials
Connectivity to business, government, and nonprofit leaders on pressing issues we are working together to change
Ten complimentary tickets to San Diego Regional EDC’s Annual Dinner- Spring 2019
Invitations to participate in international trade missions and leadership trips to peer cities
Authoring a blog post on a regional issue, challenge, or opportunity
Topic & content to be approved
Invitations to behind-the-scenes tours of cutting-edge companies and regional assets
Eligible for representation on EDC’s Board of Directors
Economic impact assessment of investor company’s San Diego-based operations
Investor must provide employment numbers and other data. Output is 1-page report detailing employment (direct, indirect, and induced) and economic impact of SD operations. Up to 90-day turnaround.
Significant recognition as a program partner (i.e. study underwriter, initiative supporter, program panelist, and/or leadership role within a committee or initiative)
Sponsership Opportunities


  • EDC’s Annual Dinner
  • Future of Growth Forum
  • San Diego: Life. Changing. Summer Bash
  • MetroConnect Grand Prize PitchFest
  • Annual Leadership Trip
  • Investor Breakfast Series


  • Inclusive Growth Initiative
  • San Diego: Life. Changing.
  • World Trade Center San Diego and MetroConnect Program
  • Defense Innovation Voucher (DIV) Program

Interested in becoming an EDC investor?

Lauree Sahba

Chief Operating Officer