The mission of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation is to generate significant economic benefits for the greater San Diego region by hosting international and national conventions and trade shows in our world-class facility. The Convention Center has generated $21.6 billion in economic impact since opening in 1989 and continues to support about 12,500 jobs county-wide. In FY12, the Center hosted 180 events that generated $1.5 billion in regional economic impact and $22.1 million in hotel room and sales tax revenues.
San Diego Convention Center Corporation Profile
The San Diego Convention Center Corporation (SDCCC) is a non-profit public benefit corporation created by the City of San Diego to manage and operate the San Diego Convention Center. A seven-member board of directors comprised of business and community leaders establishes policy for the SDCCC.
The Convention Center opened in November 1989 and an expansion, which doubled the size of the original building, opened in September 2001. A proposed Phase 3 expansion, that would increase the capacity of the Convention Center by 33 percent, is moving forward.
The SDCCC manages an annual budget of $33.2 million and employs a staff of over 528 people including 217 full-time and 311 part-time employees at the Convention Center.
To ensure exceptional customer service and quality workmanship, the SDCCC maintains formal agreements with the following seven local labor unions:
- Service Employees International Union, Local 1877
- United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 230
- International Union of Operation Engineers, Local 501
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union, Local 569, AFL-CIO
- California District Council of Carpenters, and its affiliate Cabinet-Makers, Millmen and Industrial Carpenters, Local 721, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
- Painters & Allied Trades District Council 36, Local Union 333
- Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers, Local Union 542