About San Diego

San Diego – A City of Opportunity

You are about to arrive in one of the most interesting cities in the world. Located in southern California, San Diego offers one of the best living standards and business opportunities that a city could.


Considered to be the second city in California and the eighth in the United States, San Diego was ranked 1st in the Forbes Magazine’s 2014 list of the best cities in the U.S to launch a start-up and 1st in the Herald Tribune’s list of U.S cities in which to live. 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 San Diego 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

University of California San Diego – 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, San Diego is a significant business opportunity for tourism-related projects, the food industry, as well as sports and wellness.

Latest News about San Diego

In 2015 San Diego was featured as the only U.S. Smart City according to National Geographic.

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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 info@france-sandiego.org, by phone at 619-230-5257, or fill out our questionnaire, so we can learn more about your business projects.