San Diego North County:

Growing Your Business in San Diego’s Upper Tier

What Makes North County San Diego the Right Place For Your Business?

The northern third of San Diego is home to more than 1.1 million people, 580,000 jobs, and 42,000 businesses.  Supported by several highly ranked  K-12 school districts, 2 community colleges, and the fastest growing campus in the California State University system, the region offers business owners a highly trained workforce, access to business partners, and concierge-level economic development services to help your enterprise thrive. Click on one of the buttons to learn more.

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Explore nine Great Cities

You can learn about the nine cities that make up North County:

Their population, household income, employment & more!

Discover the drivers of our prosperity

In these reports, you will learn about the key industries that drive economic prosperity in North County.

To download a PDF infographic click on the buttons below.

Discover the Region

North County San Diego is the region north of state highway 56.  A collection of 9 diverse cities stretching along the coast and extending inland, it offers business owners advantageous proximity to the rest of Southern California and an unmatched combination of quality of life and entrepreneurial dynamism.


Regional Jobs (2021)

$90 bil.

Gross Regional Product (2022)


Median Household Income (2021)


Population (2022)

What We Do

We’re Here to Help You Thrive

Business Development Assistance

North County businesses are assisted by a robust network of highly-skilled economic developers.  From assistance in obtaining permits, to site searches, to identifying incentive and grant programs, the region supports businesses with concierge-level economic development services that value each and every enterprise.

Workforce Recruiting & Development

The region is home to two community colleges and the fastest-growing campus in the California State University system.  All are deeply committed to ensuring students are connected to meaningful work opportunities and industry partnering.  In addition, your current and future workforce benefits from several highly ranked K-12 school districts.

Networking & Introductions

North County economic developers are available to help introduce you to potential customers and partners. This helps ensure that you can quickly become part of the broader North County business community and industry-specific organizations that can help your business thrive.


North County’s Economic Development network can assist you with economic impact reports, workforce information, and other specialized research services. Reach out today and let us know what information you need to choose San Diego’s upper tier for your business.

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