It’s hard to live in San Diego without at some point coming across names like the Chamber of Commerce, CONNECT, Biocom or the Regional Economic Development Corporation.

But what do all of these organizations actually do?

Simply, they work to cultivate a good business climate here. But these four organizations, along with myriad other business groups in San Diego, offer different things to various businesses and trades.

On this San Diego Explained, NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia breaks down our list of the top business cultivators in the region and the different niches they fill when it comes to growing and retaining businesses in San Diego.

Matthew is a freelance contributor to Voice of San Diego. You can reach him at

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