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Carlsbad is a seaside city with 7 miles of beaches and 113,725 residents. Home to some of the region’s most innovative companies and industries, Carlsbad is one of the more educated cities, with more than 42 percent of its population holding a Bachelor’s degree of higher.

In 2015, Men’s Journal named Carlsbad one of the top 10 places to live. With an unparralleled quality of life comes strong industry clusters such as information & communications technology, life sciences, action sports manufacturing and clean technology. These industries represent some of the most innovative companies in San Diego – from genome sequencing, to manufacturing of advanced satellites and the development of robotic vehicles used for the military and the future of transportation.

In addition to its innovation economy, Carlsbad is home to some of the region’s most iconic attractions: LEGOLAND California and the Carlsbad Flower Fields.

Main Industries

Information & Communications Technology

Information & Communications Technology

Life Sciences

Life Sciences

Action Sports Manufacturing

Sports and Active Lifestyles

Key Companies

Carlsbad City Resources

Matt Sanford

Matt Sanford

Economic Development Manager

Joe Stewart

Management Analyst

Economic Development Department

City of Carlsbad
1635 Faraday Ave.
Carlsbad, CA  92008