Strategic Location

Your Gateway to a Thriving Economy

Perfectly situated between Downtown San Diego and Orange County with Los Angeles not too far out of the way providing you the opportunity to tap into their markets while avoiding their high costs of living.

120 mi
LAX & Long Beach Ports
30 mi
Downtown San Diego
40 mi
Orange County

Explore how North County’s Location can help YOUR company

The business parks in North County are home to hundreds of innovation companies in life sciences, telecommunications, active sportswear and sporting goods, advanced manufacturing and information and communication technology. One of the things that many share in common is how they leverage North County’s strategic location for business purposes. It is closer to customers than areas in Downtown San Diego or in Otay Mesa. It offers a higher quality of life than many other areas of Southern California. It is closer to more attainably priced housing than areas like UTC or Sorrento Mesa. And it offers a unique blend of suburban amenities, world-class outdoor recreation, coastal hip and several million square feet of industrial and office space that is unmatched in Southern California. Many areas have some of these attributes. North County has them all.

Proximity to Infrastructure

While many North County businesses do not produce a large volume of bulk products some do and the region’s proximity to the Southern California logistics network makes moving these products much easier than other locations. Those shipping or receiving goods from Los Angeles can shave an hour or more off of transportation times than competing locations to the south and bypass some of the congestion found in Central San Diego. Palomar McClellan Airport hosts numerous corporate jets and the region is 30 minutes from SDIA and 1 hour from John Wayne International Airport in Orange County.

Proximity to Talent

North County is home to 470,000+ workers, 27.3% of who hold at least a Bachelor’s of Higher. Numerous North County businesses have found the region one where they can meet their talent needs. It is close enough to UCSD and San Diego State University to benefit from the research and education being carried out at those institutions but far enough away to leverage a less urban environment. It is home to its own CSU San Marcos, the fastest-growing school in the CSU system.  And it is home to several award-winning school districts, supporting talented innovation-economy workers and their families. 

Proximity to What Talent is Looking For

Between the 9 cities of North County, there are 270,000+ housing units ranging from executive homes along the coast and inland to a number of suburban housing developments that remain affordable to many workers and yet within a 20-minute commute of many of our business parks. The area is largely suburban but with a number of historic downtowns and villages has some of the amenities associated with urban settings such as Michelin-star dining, designer brand shopping, and unique beachfront experiences. With more than 40 miles of coastline, North County is home to some of the best beaches in the world and renowned hiking trails lie within a close drive to our east. These attributes make finding and attracting talent easier than many other locations, which don’t boast such a high quality of life, whose housing is more expensive, or which cannot offer talent a blend of the beach and mountains, suburbs, and village core.

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