2023 Manufacturing Stats and Outlook

In partnership with San Diego North Economic Development Council, we’ve created a report to highlight recent trends in North County’s manufacturing industry

Here’s the gist:

  • The job market grew in North County when it declined elsewhere.
  • The region’s science and tech talent pipeline has increased by 13% thanks to our area’s impressive institutes of higher learning.
  • Advertised wages are up by 24.5% over the last year.

The report also calls out four of North County’s key differentiators, including: 

  • Highly skilled and experienced manufacturing workforce from a variety of sub-specialties such as circuit board manufacturing, injection molding, and metal fabrication
  • Tightly integrated K-16 workforce development systems for both degreed and non-degreed positions
  • Multiple freeway and highway links to transportation and logistics hubs in the Inland Empire and Los Angeles basin
  • Affordable turnkey-ready properties in several different North County industrial parks

In Q1, we’re doing a deep dive into the region’s manufacturing industry, how and why it thrives here. Stay tuned for business profiles, resources and behind-the scenes looks at North County’s exciting and innovative manufacturers. 

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