Pockets of technology and design business activity dot San Diego’s cities and neighborhoods from Oceanside to Tijuana. The people concerned with growing the region’s ecosystem for such pursuits wonder if the sprawl could challenge their efforts.
The Torrey Pines Mesa became a hub for biotechnology, atomic energy and advanced research after World War II, thanks in large part to land gifts from the city of San Diego.
In the decades since, that center has grown tentacles into Sorrento Valley and other northern city neighborhoods. And nearby suburban neighborhoods like Carmel Valley, 4S Ranch and Rancho Bernardo house legions of the region’s tech workers and their families.
Meanwhile, another slice of the technology and design sector is settling in downtown.