Mark Cafferty

Executive Director

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.

530 B St. Ste., 700
sa, CA 92101

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About: Mark Cafferty

When Mark Cafferty took the helm of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. last year, the agency said it wanted to shift in a new direction: less emphasis on pushing for changes in public policy and more emphasis on helping create new jobs.

Cafferty -- who had spent nearly 20 years in job training and placement programs before being hired as the EDC’s executive director -- has taken that message to heart.

Last year, the agency was involved in 176 projects aimed at helping companies move to San Diego or stay here and expand their workforce. The companies involved in those projects have since hired or announced plans to hire 8,550 new workers, the equivalent of about a third of the county’s net job growth last year.


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