From Hotels To High-Tech: The Clusters

The San Diego Association of Governments, aka Sandag, counts 16 traded clusters in the San Diego economy. These clusters offer the potential for expansion beyond local markets and as such, the potential for economic growth. The 16 clusters employ one-quarter of the region’s total workers.

The clusters are:

Biomedical products.

Biotech and pharmaceuticals.


Computer and electronics.

Defense and transportation



Environmental technology.

Entertainment and amusement.

Financial services.

Fruits and vegetables.



Recreational goods.


Specialty foods.

Travel and hospitality.

— Brad Graves

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