Mark Cafferty has been the president and CEO of the San Diego regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC) for a little over a year. Before that Cafferty spent nearly six years at San Diego Workforce Partnership, working his way up to president and CEO.
Cafferty has plans to improve and expand the way the EDC strives to establish more jobs in San Diego. Since taking his position at the EDC, Cafferty has been paying special attention to companies like Qualcomm, focusing on growing jobs in the area rather than moving pre-existing jobs here.
A recent study produced by Cafferty and the EDC, regarding Qualcomm’s overwhelming economic presence in the region, is intended to serves as a guideline for creating homegrown jobs in San Diego, like Qualcomm did. Rather than focus of the EDC being “to attract high-wage companies to the region from around the world,” as stated in the EDC’s mission statement, Cafferty hopes to expand that mission to include the generation of new local jobs as well.
Hear Cafferty discuss his most recent work at the EDC and give advice for job seekers in San Diego on the upcoming episode of Career Talk Radio. Click here to listen live Thursday June 13 at 10:30 am.
Check out this video of Cafferty talking about San Diego’s job summoning potential.
For other episodes of Career Talk Radio, visit the Career Channel at uctv.tv/careers.