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Economic Impact

The Port of San Diego is a vital economic engine for the San Diego region, generating jobs and strengthening the local economy at a steadily increasing rate that continually helps fuel the region's prosperity and remarkable way of life.

view of the port from the bay

A Regional Economic Engine

In 2015, the Port's overall economic impact was $8.3 billion, a 9 percent increase over two years, according to a recent report. There are 43,627 jobs on the Port's waterfront of San Diego Bay, including shipbuilding and cargo handling, tourism and hospitality jobs - and our impact on employment extends beyond the waterfront. Through a multiplier effect, for every two jobs on the waterfront, another job is generated within San Diego County.

The Port cares for 34 miles of waterfront, comprising 2,403 acres of land and 3,535 acres of water. There are nearly 800 businesses located on the Port's dynamic waterfront, including:

  • San Diego Convention Center
  • 2 cargo terminals
  • 2 cruise terminals
  • 17 major hotels and resorts
  • 20 marinas and yacht clubs
  • 70 restaurants

The Port cares for 34 miles of waterfront, comprising 2,403 acres of land and 3,535 acres of water.

Did you know? There are nearly 800 businesses located on the Port's dynamic waterfront including:

  • San Diego Convention Center
  • 2 cargo terminals
  • 2 cruise terminals
  • 17 major hotels and resorts
  • 20 marinas and yacht clubs
  • 70 restaurants