Get in the know July 3, 2024

Happy 4th of July!

Dear Members of the South County Economic Development Council,

I want to extend my gratitude to each of you for investing in the vital work done to enhance the quality of life across our region. The South County EDC is committed to ensuring that all our communities realize the greatest outcomes from the investment, attention, and 

opportunity actively engaging our area.

The coming years will be among the most pivotal our region has ever seen, with major investments in housing, amenities, job-creating projects, and enhancements to our educational offerings. 
This year will be a banner year for the South County EDC as we undertake 
several key initiatives:

-  Development of a Promotional Arm for our South Bay Communities: This will help us showcase the unique opportunities and advantages of our region.

- Building a Bridge to the Future for Workers in Evolving Industries: This includes adapting to changes driven by the shift towards more renewable resources.

-  Expansion of our Entrepreneurial Offerings: Through both our Young Entrepreneurs Academy and a new program designed to mentor and assist individuals in bringing their ideas and concepts to fruition.

We continue to reach out to businesses daily, ensuring we stay attuned to the latest trends impacting them and bringing the necessary resources and stakeholders together to address these challenges. With our expanded outreach program, we will directly engage with more than 3,000 businesses this year.

Your investment in the SCEDC is greatly appreciated by everyone who benefits from our services, staff, community, and offerings. Your commitment enables us to drive impactful change and build a brighter future for our communities.

On behalf of the entire team at SCEDC, we want to extend our warmest wishes to you and your families as we celebrate Independence Day. This 4th of July, we commemorate the spirit of freedom and unity that defines our nation. As we gather with friends and family, let's reflect on the principles of liberty, opportunity, and community that continue to inspire us in South County.

Wishing you a joyful and safe Independence Day.


Jim O'Callaghan
President and CEO
South County Economic Development Council


Coming in August 

South County EDC Binational Forum 2024

The South County Economic Development Council's Binational Forum is slated to be one of the premier business gatherings in our binational community, aims to bring together civic, business, and community leaders for a day of collaboration, networking, and knowledge exchange.

Our panel discussions will offer unique insights and perspectives on key binational topics such as Technology, Workforce, Education, and Emerging Industries.

Binational Sponsorship opportunities


Get notified when tickets 
go on sale!

SD Chamber of Commerce 2024 Binational Delegation to Mexico City

The Binational Delegation to Mexico City provides an opportunity for participants to meet with key federal officials, including members of Mexico’s new federal administration, and diverse business industry leaders to discuss major issues:

 Border Efficiency
*  Water Management and Infrastructure
  Energy Policy and Sustainability
*  Immigration and Workforce Integration
*  Trade and economic opportunities

Visit the San Diego Chamber of Commerce for 
more information. 

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No Cost Business Consulting! 

Highly experienced advisor provide no cost consulting in every area of business including marketing, finance, starting a business and accessing capitol.

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Join the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Applications are open! 

After a year of remarkable achievements, the South County Economic Development Council (EDC) is on the lookout for fresh talent to join its entrepreneurial ranks. 

Expert Mentorship
Our students will receive invaluable guidance and mentorship from local business leaders with diverse areas of expertise.

Business Planning
The program will equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to create a solid business plan, laying the foundation for their ventures.

Navigating Regulations

We will assist students in understanding and obtaining the necessary permits and licenses required for their businesses.

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City of Chula Vista Seeks Input on Infrastructure
Funding Priorities

The City of Chula Vista is seeking input from residents on infrastructure funding priorities,
through a survey available in both English and Spanish.  

The City plans to continue upgrading and maintaining streets, sidewalks, underground storm drains, as well as improve parks, recreation facilities and other local infrastructure.

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Join South County EDC on Youtube!

Visit South County EDC on YouTube channel and subscribe to stay updated with our latest videos, interviews, and stories that showcase the vibrant spirit of South County.

Whether you're a longtime supporter or new to our community, we look forward to sharing valuable content that resonates with you.

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County of San Diego Job Postings

Explore rewarding career opportunities across various fields, from healthcare and social services to public safety and administration. Discover why the County of San Diego is not just a place to work, but a place to thrive and grow.

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SCEDC Business
Recovery Loan 

SCEDc is now offering $10,000 recovery loan

Do you have a Small Business in need of a loan?
 Are you looking to acquire new equipment or
adding employees?

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SCEDC Business   Assistance  

The South County EDC's Business Outreach team extends the invitation to its board of directors and members to volunteer in our canvassing efforts.  This is a great opportunity to learn more on how we assist our South County business community.

 To sign up please send an email  SCEDC@southcountyedc.com.

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The South County EDC has launched a Resources and Tools for helping NonProfits get various funding and other resources.

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What's Coming Up

Independence day

July 4th and 5th SCEDC - CLOSED 

Board of Directors MEeTING 

July 9th, 8AM - 9:30AM

Loan and Finance Committee Meeting

July, 11th, 2:30PM - 3PM


To inquire about how to get involved with the South County EDC just fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

You can also contact Jim O’Callaghan at 619.424.5143 or email  jim@southcountyedc.com

SCEDC Contact info

710 E. 16th St 


National City , CA 91951

P: (619) 424-5143

Email:  SCEDC@SouthCountyEDC.com