Inclusive San Diego: Getting to inclusive growth and shared prosperity in San Diego County

Monday, April 22, 2019
12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
San Diego Grantmakers
5060 Shoreham Pl, Suite 350, San Diego, CA 92122
$0.00 - Members $0.00 - Non-Member Funders
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20,000 new skilled workers per year – that is the kind of talent pipeline San Diego needs by 2030 to be competitive and prosperous.

This goal was identified by the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and its Inclusive Growth Steering Committee in an effort to promote an inclusive economic growth approach to economic development in San Diego County  

What does it mean for San Diego to grow an inclusive economy? In turn, what does “inclusive growth” demand of all us to achieve it?

As part of its study, the EDC has identified three priority goals toward building an inclusive economy for San Diego County:

  • Build a strong talent pipeline that connects our fastest growing populations with our innovation economy
  • Equip small business to compete by strengthening their ability to adapt and invest in their workforce
  • Address the affordability crisis by ensuring San Diegans can afford a safe and stable place to live and raise their families

This interactive discussion will provide you with a solid understanding of the inclusive economy model, share the data and findings of EDC’s effort to date, with a special emphasis on building a strong talent pipeline for the region, explore how philanthropy in San Diego is currently funding an inclusive economy and where there is room to grow. 


Nikia Clarke
Executive Director, World Trade Center San Diego;
Vice President, Economic Development, San Diego Regional Economic Corporation

Eduardo Velasquez
Manager, Research San Diego Regional Economic Corporation

Katie Rast
Director, Community Impact, The San Diego Foundation

his session will be of interest to all philanthropic actors investing in San Diego and in particular to corporate foundations and giving programs, family foundations and funders in early childhood development, STEAM, education, social enterprise and impact investing.

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Event Roster

Total: 22
Lenise AndradeFounding MemberWomen Give San Diego
Tiana AustelAssociate Corporate Citizenship SpecialistIllumina, Inc.
Sarah BowlesVice President, Global PhilanthropyJPMorgan Chase & Co.
Courtney BrownCo-PresidentWomen Give San Diego
Mark CaffertyPresident and CEOSan Diego Regional Economic Development Foundation
Nikia ClarkeExecutive Director, World Trade Center San Diego; Vice President, Economic DevelopmentSan Diego Regional Economic Development Foundation
Kate GallagherManager, Economic DevelopmentSan Diego Regional Economic Development Foundation
Ian GordonChief Impact OfficerUnited Way of San Diego County
Laura KohnDirector, Center for Local Income Mobility (CLIMB)San Diego Workforce Partnership
Debbie LiebermanDirector, Strategy and EvaluationUnited Way of San Diego County