North County is becoming increasingly attractive for life science companies as space grows ever tighter in traditional life science areas of central San Diego County, such as Torrey Pines and UTC. Among other findings, the San Diego North Economic Development Council in a new study reported that the North County life science workforce has grown 32 percent since 2013.

North County is becoming increasingly attractive for life science companies as space grows ever tighter in traditional life science areas of central San Diego County, such as Torrey Pines and UTC. Among other findings, the San Diego North Economic Development Council in a new study reported that the North County life science workforce has grown 32 percent since 2013.

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Ionis Pharmaceuticals chose Carlsbad over more traditional locations in central San Diego County. Photo courtesy of Ionis Pharmaceuticals

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Beth Hougen

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Erik Bruvold

When Ionis Pharmaceuticals was looking for a new home, it chose Carlsbad over the more traditional sites for life science companies in central San Diego County...

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