Formed in 1989, the San Diego Port Tenants Association is a coalition of businesses and industries on San Diego Bay dedicated to enhancing trade, commerce, and tourism on San Diego Bay’s tidelands, while protecting the area’s environment. SDPTA membership includes representatives of manufacturing, ship building and repair, shipping and trade, energy, marinas, commercial and sports fishermen, the cruise ship industry, yacht clubs and brokerages, boat yards, rail industry, the hospitality industry, as well as strategic partnerships with the U.S. Navy and U.S Coast Guard.
Working Waterfront Group
The Working Waterfront Group is administered by the San Diego Port Tenants Association in cooperation with the Port of San Diego. It is a thriving hub of industry and commerce along San Diego Bay. Maritime industrial businesses build and repair ships, use San Diego Bay to keep goods moving in and out of the region and support the Navy's San Diego presence. The working waterfront provides jobs with family-supporting salaries and health insurance, along with job training programs for the local community. Working waterfront businesses help protect the environment with programs to prevent pollution and preserve our natural resources. Additionally, they serve as good neighbors to the local community, supporting schools and contributing to local programs. Although the working waterfront’s history is strong, its future may be in jeopardy. Changing land uses and development along San Diego Bay could force these valuable businesses out of the region, which would have a devastating effect on the local economy, jobs, national security and our quality of life.
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