Research Survey

San Diego Regional Economic Development Council (SDEDC) has contracted BW Research Partnership, an independent research firm,  to complete an employer survey of local companies doing work for the Department of Defense (DoD) in order to better understand the needs and opportunities of regional businesses. Data collected from this survey will be used to provide a range of complimentary resources to San Diego County’s businesses.

The Complete Report will be released January 2018.

Think Tank Results

The City of San Diego contracted Future iQ to design and deliver a future orientated ‘Think-Tank’ workshop as part of the requirements of the Department of Defense, Office of Economic Adjustment grant. Future iQ’s Scenario Planning process provides a method to explore plausible futures and consider the implications of various future scenarios. This workshop aimed to:

  • Deepen the understanding and examination of how external events and local conditions could shape decision-making.

  • Identify and understand the key influences, trends, and dynamics that will shape the defense sector in the San Diego over the next 10 to 20 years.

  • Create and describe four plausible long-term scenarios for the Region.

  • Assist in identifying key actions for the City of San Diego and the regional stakeholders and assist in identifying how various groups might best contribute to future developments.

  • Begin exploring alignment around a shared future vision for economic development and provide a framework to discuss future possible outcomes and implications. 
  • Assist in identifying key actions for the City of San Diego and the regional stakeholders and assist in identifying how various groups might best contribute to future developments.


Created by FutureIQ (2017)

Complete Think Tank Report

Future iQ is a management consulting firm specializing in helping organizations and regions plan for the future. Our unique processes and specialized methodology allow our clients to connect emerging macro trends with local concerns in order to make the important strategic shifts.

** This project is funded in whole or in part with Community Economic Adjustment Assistance for Reductions in Defense Industry Employment funds, provided by the U.S. Department of Defense's Office of Economic Adjustment to the City of San Diego.