November 27th, 2017

San Diego’s U.K. Connection


San Diego in the UK GlobeDid you know that 20% of foreign investments in San Diego originate in the United Kingdom? And U.K. companies employ more than 10,000 San Diegans! That means you could be selling your home to someone from across the pond, purchasing an expat’s home, or looking for a flat in the U.K. for yourself.

Congressman Scott Peters – along with the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation and the World Trade Center San Diego – recently led a trade mission to the U.K. During the trip, San Diego companies and organizations promoted key local industries. They also looked at ways to incorporate British expertise in the areas of urban planning, smart cities technology and life sciences.

Rep. Peters commented on the trip via Facebook, “In today’s increasingly global economy, supporting San Diego’s role in international trade markets supports economic growth and jobs back home.”

Because of the enterprise, San Diego became the first West Coast city to enter London’s Business Welcome Programme. It will allow London-based companies access to up to three months of free space at WeWork San Diego (co-working spaces), as well as a suite of other services designed to accelerate their ability to grow in America’s Finest City.

Additionally, San Diego-based Forge Therapeutics announced the launch of BLACKSMITH, a new platform being developed in partnership with Evotec AG’s U.K. team. It’s an endeavor that will also enable Forge to create additional jobs in San Diego as its teams work to combat antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

Willis Allen is keenly positioned to take advantage of the ever-evolving global real estate marketplace. Our exclusive international affiliations with like-minded real estate brokerages from across the globe ensure we can help clients who want to move to San Diego from out of the country. We can also help you find a home whether you’re looking in La Jolla, London or beyond.

Posted in News, Relocation, San Diego.


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