Manufacturing has a long history in North County San Diego, positioning the region as a key leader in the production of high-tech goods and services, including biomedical devices, telecommunications equipment and defense-related products. Learn more about the industry’s regional impact and economic trends in our 2023 Manufacturing Outlook and 2022 Manufacturing Report.

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Industry highlights:

  • Manufacturing in North County has an enormous economic impact, contributing $5.3B to the GRP in 2021.
  • Overall, the sector provides 34,448 jobs in North County, which represents a 2% growth over last year (2021). Impressive when the manufacturing job market declined regionally and nationally over the same period.
  • Since 2017, there has been a 13% increase in engineering and other tech-related degrees in North County – fueling the region’s talent pipeline.
  • Average wages are up and unique job postings are down, which signals that employees are staying (and excelling) in North County.