Quick Facts about San Diego's SAL Industry 

  • Includes more than 1,200 BUSINESSES and approximately 23,000 EMPLOYEES 
  • Driven by startup activity and business relocation
  • Second largest number of jobs in the NATION for sporting and athletic goods manufacturing
  • $1.35 BILLION direct economic in 2011  
  • 32,407 JOBS dependent upon sports, active lifestyle and recreation related activities lifestyle
  • 700 NEW JOBS added between 2012-2013
  • Hires locally: San Diego employers reported that they rarely or never hire from outside
  • Robust: 43 percent of the 1,200 businesses have been established since 2008 and have grown despite the recession.
  • Payrolls totaling $793.4 million
  • Accounted for 1.3 percent of San Diego’s 2011 economy, which is equivalent to hosting four Super Bowls every year

View Executive Summary of Impact Report Here >

San Diego Cycling Industry Report

In 2016, SDSI enlisted the expertise of Stitch Marketing + Research to help deliver a scope of the cycling ecosystem in San Diego. This project was sponsored by Willis Insurance Services and Lucky Duck Foundation. Through these efforts, we have identified the Cycling sector to be a $547M sector representing 50+ suppliers and 227 retail shops

View Infographic of Cycling Research Report Results

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