Get in the know - dec 18, 2023


Attention High School Students!

The South County EDC is Hosting the (YEA!) Program! 
We are Still Accepting Applications! First Class will Start on Jan 10th at 4PM.  

 This is an Exciting Opportunity for High School Students in South County!   YEA! is a groundbreaking program that empowers students to transform their business ideas into reality.  Over the course of a year, students in grades 9-12 will learn how to conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to investors, and even launch their very own companies! 

We believe that you have incredible potential and the drive to succeed. That's why we want to hear from YOU!  If you or know of someone who might be interested in joining the YEA! program or know a high school student who would be a perfect fit, don't hesitate to reach out to us. 

Contact us at 
Alejandra@southcountyedc.com and let us know that you're ready to embark on this incredible entrepreneurial journey!  

 Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to become a confident entrepreneur. Sign up today!

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South County EDC Economic Summit 2024 

Save the Date! Thursday April 26th at Balboa Park Club     

2023 Economic Summit Recap Video Courtesy of Energy Media

Economic Summit Sponsorship Opportunities.  

Join us on April 26th, 2024, at the Balboa Park Club for a transformative experience at the South County Economic Development Council's Annual Economic Summit. This year, we celebrate the remarkable renaissance of South County, showcasing the unprecedented investment pouring into our region. 

As the epicenter of growth and opportunity, South County is poised to emerge as a regional leader. Engage in crucial conversations, explore avenues for maximizing potential, and be part of shaping the future. 
Don't miss this chance to play a pivotal role in the dynamic evolution of South County's economic landscape.

Sponsorship opportunites

Free Resources for Manufacturers in South County!

Assistance Available for South County Manufacturers! Book a Free Consultation!

The South County Economic Development Council is offering valuable assistance to local manufacturers by providing access to various resources at no cost. 

These resources include wage subsidies, workforce development programs, operational assistance, and more.


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Imperial Beach Mayor Paloma Aguirre speaking at the Imperial Beach 
State of the Union Address.  Photo: KGTV



Imperial Beach Mayor Aguirre holds her first State of the City address

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) - Imperial Beach Mayor Paloma Aguirre assured the community is on the right path.

“The state of our city is strong and resilient,” Aguirre said during her speech Thursday night. Some IB residents left Aguirre's first State of the City address with confidence she’s conveying. 

By Ryan Hill at ABC 10 News San Diego. 

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Gaylord Pacific Resort Construction Progress 

Aerial Video of Construction progress on the Gaylord Pacific Resort and Convention Center located at the bay front in Chula Vista, CA.

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Water Authority Saves Money and Water in Three-Party Water Deal

Funded by the federal government, landmark water exchange will raise Lake Mead

The San Diego County Water Authority today announced a landmark water exchange designed to boost water levels in Lake Mead, combat upward pressure on wholesale water rates, and create a new template for water management in the arid West.

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Get Ready! The California Competes Tax Credit is Coming!

The next application period for the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) program is opening on January 2, 2024 and will close on January 22, 2024.

The CCTC is a tax credit program, run by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), that grants tax credits to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in the state.

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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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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 Closed for the Holidays

Closed December 25th to January 2nd.


January 10th, 4PM.

SCEDC Board of DIRECTORS Meeting 

Jan 11th, 2024 at 4PM - 7PM.