Get in the know - February 16th, 2024

Nominate Your Favorite South County Business!

It's time to make your voice heard! Your vote is crucial in deciding the best award winners. Please take a moment to cast your vote for the most deserving companies and individuals who are making a significant impact in our communities. 

Your participation is key in recognizing their hard work and dedication. 

* Awards will be presented at Annual Economic Summit on April 26th at the Balboa Park Club .

Vote Here

Save the Date! The South County EDC Economic Summit 2024 is Coming! 

When:  Friday, 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

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When: Wednesday, March 20 · 9:30 AM
Location: 950 Hotel Cir N. San Diego, CA 92108 

8:30am - 10:30am: Annual SBDC Update (Invite Only)
9:45am: Registration & Networking
10:45am: Opening Session
11:00am: Keynote Speaker
11:35am: Breakout Session 1
12:35am: Lunch & Networking
1:30pm: Breakout Session 2
2:05pm: Breakout Session 3
3:25pm: Breakout Session 4
4:00pm: Keynote Speaker
4:30pm: Closing Session
4:35pm: NetworkingElevate: SBDC Small Business Conference


Elevate: SBDC Small Business Conference

SBDC Small Business Conference e for a power-packed day of networking, learning, and inspiration!

Elevate: SBDC Small Business Conference 2024

Don't miss Elevate: SBDC Small Business Conference! Join us at the Handlery Hotel San Diego for a day of multi-track learning tailored for business owners. There will be sessions covering Leadership and Mindset, Marketing, Finance/Bookkeeping, HR/Employee Management, and Sales & Business Growth.

Connect with fellow entrepreneurs, gain valuable insights, and explore growth opportunities. With inspiring speakers, engaging panels, and interactive workshops, this conference is a must-attend for entrepreneurs and newcomers alike.

Receive a 50% Discount: SBDCDay24

Learn More and Register

Investment Opportunities for our South County Students!

We are thrilled to share the success of the recent launch of the inaugural class of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!).

Our students had an interactive and engaging learning experience, marking a significant achievement in the program. 

To build on this success, we are reaching out to seek your support for our students.  You can find various sponsorship opportunities by clicking the button below.  

Invest in our students

Featured Sponsorship

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SCEDC Gets a  Business Outreach Director

Welcome Vivian Valenzuela as the newest member of South County EDC! 

Vivian's experience in the non-profit sector will be a valuable asset as she takes on the role of Business Outreach Director working with our South County Business and Partners. 

If you need to contact Vivian, you can reach her by email at vivian@SouthCountyEDC.com.

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Vivian Valenzuela 
South County EDC (SCEDC) 
Business Outreach Director

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Board provides support to local residents affected by recent flooding

On February 14, the Sweetwater Authority (Authority) Governing Board (Board) voted to implement a twelve-month freeze on late fees and discontinuation of water service for non-payment for customers who sustained flood damage during recent winter storms. 

The moratorium aims to alleviate financial stress and provide customers with the opportunity to focus on recovery efforts.

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Attention: South County Manufacturers!
The South County EDC Offers a No Cost Assistance Program.

The South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC) is offering valuable assistance to local manufacturers by providing access to various resources at no cost.  
* Wage Subsidies
* Workforce Development Programs
* Operational Assistance
and more.

South County EDC is a non-profit business organization that partners with California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC)  to offer support to the manufacturing companies in 

South  San Diego County.   

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March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election

California's presidential primary is March 5, 2024, and political parties decide who can vote for their presidential candidates.

You may need to take certain steps to vote for the presidential candidate you want in the primary election. Learn more about voting in the Presidential Primary Election.

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Flood Update: County Starts Short - Term Lodging for Jan. 22 Victims

The County of San Diego has begun providing people displaced from their homes by the Jan. 22 flooding with up to 30-days of temporary lodging.

The first people transitioning are in two categories: Those already placed into short-term hotel rooms where supporting funding is now running out and those who have not been in hotels and may now need temporary lodging due to the Jan. 22 flood.

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Get Ready! California Competes is Opening Soon! 

The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. 

Businesses of any industry, size, or location compete for over $180 million available in tax credits by applying in one of the three application periods each year.

Applications Open: March 4, 2024 to March 18, 2024.

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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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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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See What's Coming Up!

Presidents Day

February 19th, 2024

Binational  COMMITTEE Meeting 

February 21th, 10AM - 11AM

Summit Program

February 21th, 2PM - 3PM


To sponsor or inquire about how to get involved with the Young Entrepreneur Academy Program please fill out the form below. 

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