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Downtown San Diego’s concentration of high-quality talent has become integral to the expansion of the life science sector in the region. A new report on demographics from The Downtown San Diego Partnership, along with the City of San Diego and San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, found that the Downtown San Diego area has an overconcentration of high-skilled talent, which has helped contribute to the expansion of the life science and technology companies, which are rapidly adding jobs and competing for talent.

Downtown San Diego has 70,669 jobs, about 4.2% of the regions total. Professional, scientific and technology jobs account for the vast majority of jobs in the market, more than 13,000 jobs in total. Food services is next with a little more than 10,000 jobs, and the government comes in third, supplying 6,885 jobs in the market.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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