Get in the know - February 23rd, 2024

Save the Date! The South County EDC Economic Summit 2024

When:  Friday, April 26th at Balboa Park Club     

Economic Summit Sponsorship Opportunities.  

Sponsorship opportunites

2023 Economic Summit Recap Video Courtesy of Energy Media.

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.


Nominate Your Favorite South County Business!

Vote Here

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 .


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Small Business Survey from San Diego Regional EDC

In partnership with SBDC, EDC invites local small businesses across San Diego and Imperial Counties participate in a brief survey to better understand evolving business needs in this ever-changing climate.

The aggregated survey results will help SBDC provide regional business support and programming via its network of advisors. The survey is being conducted by BW Research, an independent research organization, and should take approximately 10-15 minutes of your time. Individual responses will not be published. 

We want to make sure that the small businesses (fewer than 100 employees) in your cities are represented. Can you please help distribute to small businesses registered in your city and/or any small businesses you may be working with? We greatly appreciate your support!

Take Survey here

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Join Sweetwater Authority Community Advisory Work Group

Sweetwater Authority (Authority) will hold the next meeting of its Community Advisory Work Group on February 27, 2024. 

The group offers Authority stakeholders a platform to actively engage in the projects and initiatives of the water agency. By providing input, participants will help shape the future of their community’s water services and infrastructure. The group is open to residents, ratepayers, property owners and members of the business community in the Authority’s service area. RSVP by Feb 26

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Help Support our South County Young Entrepreneurs! 

Join us supporting the Young Entrepreneur Academy hosted by the South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC).

Our students are actively learning how to start their own businesses and are eager to make a difference. We are currently seeking sponsorships to help empower the next generation of entrepreneurs. 

With the help of your sponsorship you are financially investing in the success of our students. 

Thank You for your support!  

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Registrar Reminds Voters to Vote Early for March Presidential Primary Election

If you’re a registered voter and haven’t cast your ballot yet, you’ll soon get a reminder from the Registrar’s office that you have less than two weeks to cast your ballot for the March presidential primary election.

The Registrar sent over 1.8 million reminder postcards to registered voters in San Diego County who had not voted as of Feb. 14.

Don’t delay! If you have been holding onto your ballot, act now and vote from the comfort of your home. Sign and date your return envelope, seal your completed ballot inside and return it by mail promptly to make sure it arrives at the Registrar’s office before March 5.

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The Water Authority operates and maintains a regional water delivery system capable of delivering more than 900 million gallons of water per day. Read more here.


First Aqueduct Maintenance Shutdown Runs Feb. 25 to March 5

Portions of the San Diego County Water Authority’s historic First Aqueduct will be shut down for inspections and maintenance to ensure a safe and reliable water supply for the region. The work – funded through water bills – is scheduled from February 25 to March 5.

Work will focus on the southern portion of the First Aqueduct and will isolate sections of the pipeline as part of a major pipeline structure rehabilitation project to be performed over the next twelve months.

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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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Storm Recovery & Resources

The South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC) has curated a comprehensive list of local resources aimed at providing support and assistance in the aftermath of the recent storm disaster. 

We encourage you to explore the invaluable resources below to access the aid and guidance you may need during this challenging time.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at www.SCEDC@SouthCountyEDC.com

Visit our Storm Recovery page



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!

Economic Summit Planning Committee 

February 28th, 2PM - 3PM 

Loan and Finance  COMMITTEE Meeting 

February 29th, 2:30PM - 3PM

Executive Committee

February 29th, 3PM - 4PM


To sponsor or 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