Carlsbad by the Numbers

For all the number geeks out there, the 2017 data is in and Carlsbad’s business community is growing strong. Our annual update of economic indicators and industry cluster statistics is complete! Highlights from 2017 include:

  • Employment has grown more than 14% since 2008
  • Carlsbad’s unemployment rate of 3.7% is the lowest in nine years
  • More than a 15% increase in Information & Communications Technology jobs
  • A 7% increase in life sciences companies
  • 760 patents issued to Carlsbad businesses in 2017

All of the resources can be accessed digitally on our Media Kit page. How can you use this information?

  • Provide copies to potential employees so they know the deep bench of companies Carlsbad has in Life Sciences, Information & Communications Technology, Action Sports Manufacturing and Clean Tech
  • Share this information with friends and family who you think should be working in one of Carlsbad’s amazing companies
  • Show interested commercial investors or venture capitalists that Carlsbad has a strong tech sector where your company will thrive
  • Be proud to be part of such a dynamic, growing tech community and throw out some stats at the next volleyball game or dinner party

We will be highlighting our different industry clusters between now and the end of the year so follow us on Instagram and Twitter @Carlsbadbiz to stay connected.

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