San Diego – A City of Opportunity

Welcome to one of the most interesting cities in the world. Located in southern California, San Diego has the best living standards and business opportunities that a city could offer.


As the second most populated city in California and eighth in the United States, San Diego is currently ranked 1st in the Forbes Magazine’s list of the best cities in the U.S to launch a start-up! Moreover, WalletHub puts it eighth nationally as the best large city in which to live. In the financing domain, San Diego followed a national trend of fewer startups raising larger amounts, according to venture capital-tracking agencies. San Diego is also known to be “America’s Finest City”. In fact, San Diego offers more affordable installation costs compared to other cities such as Los Angeles or San Francisco. It has a strong and growing economy and an ideal climate. All this contributes to making it a city where entrepreneurs and companies can enjoy many business opportunities and be successful.

A Unique Geographical Position

Located only 20 minutes from Mexico, San Diego offers you the possibility of establishing your production sites in a country where the workforce is up to five times more affordable than in the United States. In the same time, being at only two hours from Los Angeles and eight hours from San Francisco, you will have the opportunity to access these international, promizing and innovative markets but without the huge installation and living costs.

Home to Some of the Best Universities in the World

UCSD (ranked in the top 10 of the best universities in the world) allows you to benefit from highly qualified human resources, 25% more affordable than in major US cities.

An Emerging Technologies Hub

In the biotech, medtech and cleantech sectors, San Diego is ranked 2nd or 3rd city in the U.S.

Tourism and Sports

With more than 30 million tourists every year, the city holds significant business opportunities for tourism-related projects, the food industry, as well as sports and wellness.

Interested in Investing in San Diego?

If you are interested in investing in the beautiful City of San Diego, the French-American Chamber of Commerce’s team of experts can support you in your projects.

For more information about how we can help you, please visit our business services page.

You can also contact us by email at, by phone at 619-230-5257, or fill out our questionnaire, so we can learn more about your business projects.

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