Why San Diego is the best place to work from home

Jan 26, 2021 - Candela Delucchi

Among many things, COVID-19 has launched us into the world's biggest work-from-home experiment, and we've been left with more questions than answers. What does the future of work look like? And if you're working remotely, does it really matter where you are?

We're here to tell you that where you work matters. Here are three reasons why San Diego is the best place to work from home:

1. Meaningful work

Apart from beauty, San Diego’s talent and companies have the brains and willpower to make a positive impact in the world.

Here, we have San Diego companies like GoFundMe and Sony turn compassion into action with their initiatives to spread positive change in our communities...and the world. And teams at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Cue Health, and countless others are at the forefront of fighting COVID-19. For more teams that make you believe in a better, healthier world, check out these 13 San Diego companies that made significant COVID-19 breakthroughs in 2020.

If that weren't enough, companies here really commit to their employees long-term. Employees at Vista's Dr. Bronner's receive up to 10 percent of their salary paid annually into a retirement and profit-sharing plan. And El Cajon's Taylor Guitars has transferred complete ownership of the company to its nearly 1,200 employees, giving their team the unprecedented opportunity to build generational wealth throughout their careers.

Check out which companies call San Diego home: explore San Diego's company map

2. After work opportunities

So you have a life-changing idea. You're in good company in San Diego.

After logging off for the day, you can transform your brilliant spark into a business by leaning on Startup San Diego and San Diego Tech Hub's online communities. Here, you'll find resources to get started..and plenty of folks who will cheer you on every step of the way.

The best part: San Diego's networking events are online right now, so you can connect with investors, mentors, innovators, and more from the comfort of your couch. 

3. The great outdoors

It’s no secret that San Diego boasts some of the best weather in the nation. Our versatile landscape invites lucky locals to enjoy a diverse array of activities, proving the indisputable: west coast is the best coast.

Take a break from work with a socially distanced walk along miles of pristine coastline through Pacific Beach or La Jolla. And on the weekend, check out one of San Diego's best hikes, or load up your family, sleds, and winter coats to head east to snowy Mount Laguna.

 

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