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Key Industries

With breakthrough technology companies and research organizations, a large population of military personnel and a strong tourism industry, the 78 Corridor has one of the most diverse, dynamic economies in the country.

Life Sciences

The life sciences industry is a major driver of the innovation economy in the San Diego region. The 78 Corridor is home to more than 248 life sciences-related companies.

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San Diego's defense and military economy is second to none. San Diego is home to the largest concentration of military in the world and the largest federal military workforce in the United States.

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The educational system on the 78 Corridor boasts an increasingly impressive selection of institutions that are conducting valuable research, fostering a new generation of distinguished talent and contributing to San Diego's overall regional competitiveness.

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The 78 Corridor is home to three of the top visited destinations in San Diego County, with more than 4 million visitors annually.

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Food & Beverage

The 78 Corridor takes its beer seriously (in a laid-back sort of way), with more than 48 craft breweries, wineries and distilleries throughout the Corridor.

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Innovation in North County San Diego is driven both by the region's globally recognized market for the life sciences and by local businesses who can be found pushing the envelope in their respective industries.

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Advanced manufacturing is a newly established industry cluster that supports the 78 Corridor's machine manufacturing operations. San Diego is home to more than 3,000 manufacturers, and 100,000 workers.

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Action Sports

The action sports industry is rapidly becoming recognized as a major driver of the 78 Corridor's regional economy. San Diego's sports and active lifestyle industry is the second largest in the U.S.

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