Get in the know - September 1, 2023


SCEDC Seeking Help With Regards to the Recent Boil Water Advisory 

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We are seeking your help with regards to the recent boil water advisory issued by the California-American Water Company that began on August 24, 2023. The California-American Water Company issued an E. coli Boil Water Advisory for customers in portions of Imperial Beach, the City of Coronado South of Fiddler’s Cove, certain customers within the City of San Diego neighborhoods of Nestor and Otay Mesa West, and portions of Southwest Chula Vista. County of San Diego is requesting that any businesses affected by this advisory complete the  Boil Water Advisory Economic Impact Survey.  
Survey will close on September 15, 2023.

The survey is voluntary and will be used to assist the County in collecting damage information associated with the current event. The South County EDC is looking for your assistance in reaching businesses directly impacted. We encourage our members to complete the survey if they have been affected by the advisory, or forward it on to businesses you know have been impacted. The information collected will be used to assist the County in seeking state and/or federal assistance. Completing the survey does not guarantee that you will be eligible or receive assistance, but it can help us gather the necessary data to request funding.

If and when it is safe to lift the advisory, Cal Am will make the first notification to its impacted customers, and that will be shared by impacted cities and agencies. If you have any questions about the advisory, you can call Cal AM Water at 1-888-237-1333 or visit www.amwater.com for more information. We appreciate your assistance and will keep in contact with local and state agencies over the coming days to share programs that become available.

South County Economic Development Council, (SCEDC)

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Port of San Diego Launches Portside Community Academy

The Port of San Diego is pleased to introduce the Portside Community Academy, a five-week pilot program to immerse residents of our portside neighborhoods in the transformative world of clean air and electrification projects underway at the Port. 

In five interactive sessions beginning in September 2023, participants will learn about progress on innovation in the maritime industry and the deployment of new technology that reduces air emissions and traffic impacts on neighborhoods.

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On the left is Paloma Aguirre, Mayor of the City of Imperial Beach, 
and on the right is Jim O'Callaghan, CEO and President of SCEDC.




South County First Community Owned Grocery Store in Imperial Beach.

South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC) is excited to announce its participation in the future site of Sun Coast Market Co-Op in Imperial Beach. The community-owned market will feature sustainable, locally sourced nutritional food options for the region.

The event was attended by Mayor Paloma Aguirre, representatives from the American Heart Association, and other local vendors.

“This would be the first co-op of its kind in the South Bay,” Imperial Beach mayor Paloma Aguirre said.

Organizers have raised $1.8 million so far but they need to raise $1.6 million more to make the co-op a reality.

SCEDC's President Jim O'Callaghan spoke about the importance of supporting efforts to improve access to healthy, locally sourced foods. The event was a great success, and SCEDC is honored to have been a part of it.

Sun Coast Market Co-Op is a great organization that deserves support. For more information about Sun Coast or to donate to this great organization, please visit their website.

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Heavier and Cleaner Lifting

At the Port of San Diego, we’re doubling up to lift you up. We’ve purchased two all-electric, battery supported Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 Mobile Harbor Cranes – the first for North America. This acquisition is transforming how we do business.

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Contact us at maritimeinfo@portofsandiego.org or 619.686.6300 to learn more about how we can do the heavy lifting for you.

City of Coronado Cays Park Master Plan

The Cays Master Plan will present a long-range vision for Cays Park that will enhance the current design and meet the needs of the community over time. The transformation of this public space will create a signature park that will serve Coronado now and into the future.

The public is invited to learn more about the Cays Park Master Plan and to share their ideas about the future of Cays Park. Please join us at the upcoming community engagement events.

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Thank You To All Who Attended the Chula Vista Housing Forum

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The Chula Vista Forum on Tools to Improve California Housing was held on August 25th, bringing together key stakeholders to discuss strategies for enhancing housing in California. Hosted by the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce, PSAR, and the South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC), the event featured special speakers Senator Steve Padilla and Assemblymember David Alvarez.

Thank You to Republic Services for sponsoring the event.  The SCEDC remains committed to contributing towards a brighter future for housing in our community and looks forward to continuing this important work.

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Ready for a career change? Become an MTS Bus Operator and enjoy your office on wheels while making a difference. Every day, MTS Bus Operators help people make vital connections to jobs, school and medical visits. Hear the stories of four MTS drivers and how they started on the path to fulfilling careers with MTS.

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SCEDC Business Assistance  

South County EDC offers many tools to help your business succeed! Visit our Business Assistance page for more information and resources.  Let us help you 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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Labor Day Holiday
SCEDC will be closed  

September 4th, 2023 

Transporation & Infrastructure Meeting

September 7th  

Membership & Marketing

September 15th