Commitment to Action

Nearsourcing in San Diego: Reviving US Prosperity

Commitment by

CONNECT

In 2012, CONNECT committed to expanding its 'Nearsourcing Roundtable' program to attract and retain local manufacturing businesses in San Diego. CONNECT's matchmaking sessions help San Diego entrepreneurs and designers identify and contract with local manufacturers along the supply chain, and prevent new businesses from looking overseas for production needs. Through this Commitment to Action, CONNECT will increase the number of matchmaking sessions to four or five-per month, resulting in at least fifty matches per year by 2015. CONNECT will begin to convene the workshops by industry cluster (life sciences, defense, biotechnology, and medical devices) for more effective networking and matching. Further, CONNECT will launch a marketing campaign to educate local and international businesses about the benefits of contracting with local San Diego firms.

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Commitment

Nearsourcing in San Diego: Reviving US Prosperity

Launched

2012

Est. Duration

2 Years

Estimated Total Value

$100,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

CONNECT

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

San Diego Convention Center, Industrial Interfaces, Inc., San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, UC San Diego Extension, San Diego East County Economic Development Council, University of California, San Diego, San Diego Business Alliance, Waitt Foundation