Membership Benefits

Membership has its privileges


The Downtown San Diego Partnership is a membership organization that supports development, stimulates business and economic growth, and advocates for improvements that enhance Downtown San Diego’s quality of life. We are a member-based, 501 c 6 nonprofit organization representing a variety of business sectors including real estate, technology, banking, developers, builders, engineers, architects, law, education, insurance, service providers, hospitality, and more.


  • Reenergize Downtown San Diego’s Economy
    • Attract investment, create, and identify resources, and lead recovery planning for the benefit of Downtown businesses, stakeholders, and residents
  • Health, Safety and Housing
    • Enhance the public’s health and safety through public services, while advocating for resources and commitments to better assist our unsheltered population
  • Champion and Nurture a Downtown Experience for All
    • Expand our organizational impact to better tell the story of a welcoming Downtown through effective marketing, placemaking, programs, and services
  • Organizational Excellence and Prioritizing Equity
    • Prioritize internal activities that will continue to build a strong foundation and a lens of equity and social justice upon which the Downtown Partnership can pursue its external goals


Downtown Partnership members receive unparalleled access to benefits, exposure to special programming, networking functions, and additional opportunities unmatched by any other local membership-based organization. 

We are here to help you make the connections and access the resources you need to succeed. We keep a finger on the pulse of Downtown San Diego by tracking demographics and development activity to help you understand the market. Armed with small and large-scale business experience, our team understands your perspective and has the know-how to get things done throughout our urban core.

We offer a variety of levels of membership at various rates on an annual basis. Reference the details below for more information about our various levels of membership and member-exclusive opportunities.

Join today to share ideas, strengthen ties, find new opportunities, and make meaningful connections!


Please note on July 1, 2022 our adjusted membership categories, benefits, and rates will take effect. Learn more, here


Nonprofit | $500
Designed for 501c3 nonprofit looking to connect with the business community. 

Associate | $1,200 
Designed for an independent business owner looking to connect to San Diego’s business community and build a network.

Corporate | $3,000
Designed for small companies with less than 15 employees looking to connect with San Diego’s business community and receive opportunities to raise awareness around company.

Sustaining | $5,000
Designed for mid-size businesses with 15-50 employees looking to connect with San Diego’s business community – advocacy at the local level and opportunities to raise awareness around company through elevated exposure on DSDP platforms.

Founders Circle | $10,000
Designed for large companies with more than 50 employees looking to connect with San Diego’s business community – advocacy at the local level, invitations to connect with business leaders and government officials, actively involved in DSDP programs/events, while receiving elevated exposure through various DSDP platforms.




  • Access to an exclusive member portal. You will receive an email with the details on how to create a username and password.  
  • Member-to-member introductions.  
  • Virtual member networking sessions.   
  • Access to a member-exclusive LinkedIn group.  An invitation to join the group will be sent to the email associated with your LinkedIn profile. 
  • Exclusive semi-monthly membership updates highlighting the latest initiatives the Downtown Partnership is championing to support Downtown, public policy advocacy, members-only events and resources for members from members. 
  •  Opportunities for your company to feature a resource highlight via our membership update. To submit a resource, click here 
  • Access to the “Fed & Educated” virtual webinar series.  
  • Introduction to other members as an interviewee via “Convos Over Coffee.For details and to reserve your spot, click here
  • Virtual committee meetings. To view the available committees and to sign-up, click here 
  • Pivot of our weekly e-newsletter to highlight projects and happenings taking place in Downtown.  

Membership at varying levels also come with the additional virtual benefits below! See which one is the best fit for your needs. 

Founders Circle:

  • Company name listed as Founders Circlelevel supporter on monthly Membership Updates e-blast.
  • Curated small group zoom sessions with DSDP CEO and Chair on specific topics.
  • Invitation to attend a virtual networking session with an elected official or industry expert as the featured guest
  • Opportunities to showcase company in the “Member Spotlight” & “Member Monday.For more details and to reserve your spot, click here.



  • Invitation to attend a virtual networking session with an elected official or industry expert as the featured guest.  
  • Opportunity to showcase company in the “Member Spotlight” & “Member Monday.For more details and to reserve your spot, click here.



  • Opportunity to showcase company in the “Member Spotlight” & “Member Monday.” For more details and to reserve your spot, click here.


Of the many initiatives the Downtown San Diego Partnership has outlined on behalf of expanding our inclusiveness and diversity strategy, we are committed to cultivating a culturally diverse membership base and Board of Directors in order to lead and govern effectively.

Our underrepresented business enterprises membership opportunity fosters economic inclusion and provides individuals and businesses with the opportunity to engage with their community, share their voice and vision and provide expertise, perspectives, experiences and reputational capital. 

We encourage prospective members that qualify to take advantage of this opportunity and to join us as an active member.  For more details and to apply, click here

Ready to become a member?

Click on the button below to complete our Membership Application Form and we will get in touch with you soon to complete your registration. 



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