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What is Innovate78?

Innovate78 supports the business ecosystem of the 78 Corridor by further elevating North County San Diego’s reputation and assisting businesses as they evolve. The partnership between Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista helps businesses prosper in place for the betterment of all who work and reside here. The multi-city partnership furthers innovation with a shared vision to boost economic prosperity.

What We Do

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building

Spur business creation and incubation along the 78 Corridor with networking and assistance

Company Promotion

Work with businesses of all sizes to elevate their profile along the 78 Corridor and broader region

Economic Research

Provide data to help businesses and residents make informed decisions

How We Can Help

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building

Our team leverages its extensive local network to facilitate strategic business and networking opportunities for local companies and entrepreneurs.

Leveraging our regional partnerships with startup entities, we spur business creation and incubation along the 78 Corridor with networking and assistance.

Our community of startups, venture capitalists, accelerators, local industry and cities are expanding the startup ecosystem specifically in North County.  In a pre-COVID world, we held quarterly meetups to help grow the startup activity along the 78 Corridor.  We will resume quarterly meetups once it is safe to do so.

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Company Promotion

Our team supports expanding companies by promoting company growth stories to media, elected officials, city staff and key business contacts.

We work with businesses of all sizes to elevate their profile along the 78 Corridor and the broader region.

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Blog and News Stories

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Economic Research

With access to a research bureau, we produce independent economic analyses about the business landscape and key industries along the 78 Corridor.

These findings help to inform decision making at a local and regional level, for both businesses and policy makers.

Dynamic Data Dashboard

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Brew-
eries

82958

Median HH income

5.5

Average home
price change

35.5

Have a Bachelor’s
Degree or higher

644943

Population

Innovate78 is managed by San Diego Regional EDC.