Get in the know - February 5th, 2024

Special Announcement: The South County EDC Board of Directors Meeting will be Postponed

In light of the current and projected weather conditions, we regret to inform you that we have decided to postpone our monthly board meeting, scheduled for February 6th, 2024. The safety and well-being of our members are our top priorities, and considering the extreme levels of rain expected in the area over the next two days, we believe it is in the best interest of everyone to exercise caution.

During this interim period, if you or someone you know has been affected by the previous or current storms, please consider referring to these available resources: https://southcountyedc.com/storm-resources/

 Emergency Recovery Grant to Support Businesses Affected 
by Recent Storm - Workshop 


City of San Diego Emergency Recovery Grant Technical Assistance Workshop

Workshop Information 
(RSVP not required):  Tuesday, February 6th: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Workshop Link

The City of San Diego's Economic Development Department (EDD) is launching the Emergency Recovery Grant for Small Businesses and Nonprofits to provide financial assistance to nearly 100 small businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by last week's storm. The grant application link will open on Monday, February 12th and close Tuesday, February 27th.

EDD will be presenting the new opportunity and be available to support your efforts to disseminate information and provide technical assistance to you and your member businesses related to recovery efforts including this new resource.

Grant details:
Up to $2,500 per business, with a 100% bonus (for a total of $5,000) for businesses located in the Promise Zone, Opportunity Zones, or Low-Moderate Income Census Tracts.
Eligible expenses include loss of inventory, mold remediation, trash removal, insurance deductibles, immediate response efforts, repairs, and replacing destroyed equipment and supplies.

To be eligible, businesses must demonstrate storm impact, have a current paid business tax certificate (BTC), and have 12 or fewer employees.

As a valued City partner and resource for your business members, your participation in these technical assistance workshops is encouraged to get your questions answered and share more details about the grant, eligibility requirements, and the application process.


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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

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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.


South County EDC Economic Summit 2024 

Save the Date! 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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Seeking Support After the Flood?

Your business is not alone! Connect with SBDC for Expert Guidance today. 

SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

Request Assistance

U.S. completes $134 million modernization project at the Otay Mesa border crossing 

OTAY MESA —  The federal government has completed a $134 million modernization and expansion project at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry that includes more processing capacity for both pedestrians and commercial vehicles.

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Pedestrians cross the border at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry on Thursday. (Alexandra Mendoza/The San Diego Union-Tribune)



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!

SCEDC Board of Directors Meeting - CANCELLED

Cancelled Due to Severe Weather

Summit Program planning

February 7th, at 2PM - 3PM

Public Policy

February 15th,  3PM - 4PM


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