Calling All Manufacturers! Show Your Stuff at San Diego North County Manufacturing Day

September 13, 2018

Inspire the next generation of San Diego’s manufacturing workforce and help us celebrate all that’s made in North County! We’re proud of our strong manufacturing community in Carlsbad, and we want you to show off your stuff.

That’s why we’re inviting you to showcase all the cool things going on at your company at San Diego North County Manufacturing Day at Cal State San Marcos on Oct. 3.  The expo, sponsored by the San Diego North Economic Development Council and Innovate78, will be an opportunity for local companies to show students all the cool careers in manufacturing available in their backyard. Almost 1,000 students from across North County will be on hand to witness what goes on behind the scenes of our innovative manufacturers in the region. As manufacturers, you can show that local talent can have creative and fulfilling jobs in this field without having to leave our beautiful area.

If you’re interested in exhibiting at San Diego North County Manufacturing Day, visit North County MFG Day for registration and more information.

Here are some more useful resources for manufacturers:

California Competes Tax Credit Program

The California Competes Program offers state tax liability reductions to companies that are choosing to stay, investing in capital and growing their employment in California. Companies in Carlsbad have received over $8 million in tax credits through this program. The program offers agreements through three rounds of funding annually to businesses. Visit the program website for more information

Tax Exempt Financing for Manufacturing

If you are a manufacturer looking for financing options, the California Enterprise Development Authority (CEDA) issues Industrial Development Bonds to small-to-medium sized manufacturers to assist in land acquisition, construction, expansion, equipment and other needs. CEDA is sponsored by the California Association for Local Economic Development. For more information and to learn about eligibility requirements, visit

Manufacturing and Research & Development Equipment Sales and Use Tax Exemption

Manufacturers and certain research and developers may qualify for a partial exemption of sales and use tax on certain manufacturing and research and development equipment purchases and leases. To see if you qualify for this tax exemption, visit

MiraCosta Technology Career Institute

MiraCosta Technology Career Institute (TCI) is located in the heart of the city’s business community. Located at 2075 Las Palmas Dr., TCI offers intensive classes and certificates in the areas of advanced manufacturing including welding, machining, engineering, and CNC operation and programming. MiraCosta will work directly with businesses to access their graduating students, help train incumbent workers and even develop company-specific training to meet your needs. Contact [email protected] or call 760-795-6820 for more information.

Additional Training Programs

There are a variety of ways to fund training of new employees, especially in manufacturing or creating higher paying jobs here in the San Diego region.

San Diego Workforce Partnership ( runs the region’s job centers and offers training reimbursement to companies that employ jobseekers in their programs.

The Employment Training Panel ( provides funding to employers to assist in advancing skills or training new workers in well-paying, long-term jobs.