The Aerospace & Defense Forum: Opportunity for Local A&D Companies to Benefit from New DoD Grant Program

Sheppard Mullin San Diego (Del Mar)
January 23, 2018

The Aerospace & Defense Forum:
Opportunity for Local A&D Companies to Benefit from New DoD Grant Program

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Registration & Networking 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Program 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Sheppard Mullin
12275 El Camino Real, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92130
Parking is free--located next to both entrances of the building.


Jesse Gipe
Manager, Economic Development
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC)

Leanne Anderson
Program Manager
San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC)
Propel San Diego is a grant initiative from the DOD's Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) designed to provide strategic and sustainable assistance to firms in San Diego who sell products and services to DoD. Partners include the City of San Diego, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, South County Economic Development Council, East County Economic Development Council, San Diego Workforce Partnership, and San Diego Military Advisory Council.

The purpose is to develop a resilient defense supply chain that can stabilize despite changing budget, regional economic, and DoD readiness priorities and increase economic resiliency by mapping the ecosystem, leveraging existing tools to support businesses, promoting commercial diversification strategies, and increasing company to company connectivity to drive new partnerships.

As part of this project the San Diego Regional EDC conducted their largest survey report ever to learn about specific challenges and issues impacting defense companies in San Diego County. The results of that research shed light on the character of the firms operating in San Diego as well as opportunities for the region to shore up local supply chain issues and potential capture more defense spending.


  • Find out more about Propel San Diego and how you might benefit from this grant program
  • Gain insights into the local defense community from recent EDC survey
  • Connect with representatives from the San Diego EDC
    For more information or to register, please click here.