Erik Caldwell, Director of Economic Development City of San Diego video
Have a look at this video of Erik Clawell, Director of Economic Development City of San Diego promoting the economic and business similarities between San Diego and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur regions.
The Economic Director of the City of San Diego, Erik Clawell, explains that there are no two regions in the world that are as similar as San Diego and Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur. The similarities between these two regions can mostly be found from an economic standpoint. Both regions economy and business are based on consubstantial dynamic industries. Such industries include Biotech, Green Tech, Bluetech, Cleantech, Aerospace, Defense, Maritime as well as Tourism. Furthermore, these two regions can be linked by their identical communities. San Diego and Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur both have a vibrant life science community, in addition to, an early stage tech community. The resemblance between these two regions those not however end there. We can also find similar innovations, similar workforce and talent, as well as, similar intellectual property from a research standpoint. The similarites are endless!
Erik Caldwell addresses San Diego companies that are seeking opportunities to grow and expand elsewhere in the world. He states that the Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur region is for them and excellent opportunity due to the many similarities stated above.
An important distinction to make is that San Diego and Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur are not in competition with one another. To the contrary, these two regions are working together. This close relationship benefits these two regions and businesses greatly. There is a tremendous opportunity for these two regions to collaborate and work together. This collaboration allows both regions to support early stage entrepreneurship and innovation as well as grow those sectors in the economy.
Overall, we can see that San Diego and Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur are two strong, dynamic and similar regions, whose collaboration is mutually beneficial.