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 combination of business and lifestyle opportunities that a city can offer.


Although San Diego is the second most populous city in California, and eighth most populous in the United States, the business community is tight knit and supportive. Forbes Magazine ranked San Diego number one on their list of the best cities in the U.S. to launch a start-up! Moreover, WalletHub says it’s the eighth best big U.S. city to live in. San Diego is also known as “America’s Finest City.” Why? For one, San Diego’s installation costs are more affordable than comparable cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. And, the strong and growing economy provides plenty of business opportunities. As if that weren’t enough, the city has an ideal climate, with around 266 sunny days per year. All this contributes to making San Diego a city where entrepreneurs and companies come to seek opportunities and enjoy their successes.

A Unique Geographical Position

San Diego is only 20 minutes from Mexico, which makes it easier to establish production sites there. In Mexico, the workforce is up to five times more affordable than in the United States. San Diego is also only two hours from Los Angeles, and eight hours from San Francisco, so you will have the opportunity to access these international, innovative markets without the huge installation and living costs associated with running a business there.

Home to Some of the Best Universities in the World

The city houses the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), one of the top 10 public universities in the world. UCSD’s presence helps create and maintain a highly qualified employee pool. In addition, the workforce in San Diego is 25% more affordable than in other major US cities.


In the biotech, medtech and cleantech sectors, the city of ranks 2nd or 3rd in the U.S.

Tourism and Sports

San Diego attracts more than 30 million tourists every year. Because of this tourist traffic, there are plenty of opportunities for tourism-related projects, the food industry, and sports and wellness businesses.

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 provide support for all of 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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