May 6, 2014 
Press Release
Event panelists include former Mayor Jerry Sanders and Scott Eckert from the U.S. Chamber


SAN DIEGO, CA – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced he is bringing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to San Diego to showcase the region’s ‘innovation ecosystem.’ The event, to be held next Tuesday, May 13, is part of Peters’ effort to raise the profile of San Diego in Washington D.C. and across the United States to encourage business growth and investment.

The forum, called “America’s Innovation Economy: San Diego Leading the Way,” will feature a representative from the U.S. Chamber as well as local business group executives. It will be held at Qualcomm, a world leader in wireless innovation and San Diego’s largest private employer.

“San Diego is a hot bed of technology, scientific research, start-ups, and universities – the economic engines that will keep our nation globally competitive over the next decades,” Rep. Peters said. “I’m proud to welcome the U.S. Chamber to San Diego as we continue showing the country why our region is the best place to start and build a business.”

Event Details:

WHAT: “Growing America’s Innovation Economy: San Diego Leading the Way” Forum with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

                Event will feature panel discussion and Q&A session

WHO:   Rep. Scott Peters, U.S. House of Representatives (CA-52); Scott Eckert, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Jerry Sanders, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce; Joe Panetta, BIOCOM; Greg McKee, CONNECT; Mark Cafferty, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation

WHEN: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – 9:00am – 11:00am

WHERE: Qualcomm Inc.: 5776 Morehouse Dr., San Diego, CA, 92121

RSVP:    To confirm attendance, email Jason Bercovitch at

MEDIA: For inquiries or to attend, contact Michael Campbell at