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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.

Key Industries

Life Sciences
Higher Education
Specialty Food & Microbreweries
Information & Communications Technology
Manufacturing
Medtech
Action Sports Manufacturing
Healthcare
Clean Technology
Life Sciences

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.

Higher Education

Higher Education

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.

Specialty Food & Microbreweries

Specialty Food & Microbreweries

The 78 Corridor takes its beer seriously (in a laid-back sort of way), with more than 50 craft breweries, wineries and distilleries throughout the Corridor.

Information & Communications Technology

Information & Communications Technology

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

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

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.

Medtech

Medtech

San Diego’s medical device ecosystem has rapidly expanded with hybritech, with products and technologies spanning a wide range of applications including diagnostics, sleep aids, glucose monitors, and spinal implants, to name a few.

Action Sports Manufacturing

Sports and Active Lifestyle

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

Healthcare

Healthcare

Clean Technology

Clean Technology

The firms included in this cluster specialize in energy efficiency industrial products and semiconductor manufacturing, research, and development, testing, and as well as design, environmental, and technical consulting services.