SAN DIEGO—World Trade Center San Diego will capitalize on the favorable economic climate in San Diego by helping companies export and bring foreign direct investment into the region, newly appointed director Dr. Nikia Clarke tells San Diego Regional EDC recently announced the relaunch of the World Trade Center San Diego, an organization dedicated to growing international trade and investment opportunities for San Diego. After an extensive search, the organization hired Clarke as WTC San Diego‘s director. We spoke exclusively with Clarke about her new role, the San Diego economy and San Diego’s global trading abilities. The stats she cites—with the exception of the GDP, which is from BLS—are from the Go Global San Diego Initiative, which was co-authored by the Brookings Institution and SDREDC. What are your goals as the new director for the San Diego World Trade Center?

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