Critical Importance of Tourism and Hospitality

San Diego has an idyllic climate and tourism is one of the most important economic drivers in our region. Our challenge is to continue to innovate, investing in regional assets like Balboa Park and our arts community, to encourage visitors to enjoy their visits longer. Our County must use its position as a regional leader to increase our hospitality training and workforce opportunities to help our local institutions create true career ladders to livable wages in the many aspects of this industry.