Get in the know - February 9th, 2024

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Helping Small Businesses Recover After Historic Storms

Recent historic storms have ravaged many small businesses and nonprofits across San Diego County.

To help San Diegans recover from the historic storm on Jan. 22, the City of San Diego and community partners have stepped up to help. The City of San Diego's Economic Development Department (EDD) will be giving emergency relief grants up to $2,500 per applicant.

Applications open Monday, Feb. 12, and EDD will prioritize businesses located in under-resourced communities and storm-affected areas. Get details about the City's grant program 

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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

Featured Sponsorship

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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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Port of San Diego Waterfront Development Opportunity Available!

Have you checked out the anticipated entertainment district opportunity on East Harbor Island? 

The Port of San Diego is welcoming retail and dining concepts, live entertainment, recreational concepts, and more. 

Don’t miss out on this! Learn more about the project and register as a vendor.

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City of Chula Vista Manager Message

As we shift into the month of February, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to our City staff, particularly our Emergency Operations and Public Works crews, for their dedication during the recent heavy rain and flash flooding that affected our community and the broader County of San Diego.

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$134M ‘facelift’ to improve mobility at California border crossing

Federal officials on Wednesday morning gave Border Report a tour of the newly remodeled Otay Mesa Port of Entry, one of two major ports of entry located between San Diego and Tijuana.

The U.S. General Services Administration announced last week it had completed a $134 million modernization and expansion project at the border crossing.

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New County Report to Address Inequity in the Region

Jobs and finances, food systems, health, and housing – data shows these areas have some of the largest equity gaps in the San Diego region.

The Office of Equity and Racial Justice (OERJ) released the County’s first Equity Indicators Report on Wednesday.

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Mexico’s consul general in San Diego to take same post in Los Angeles

Carlos González Gutiérrez has been Mexico’s Consul General in San Diego since April 2019, but after four years on the job, he is being asked to take on the same role at the consulate in Los Angeles.

Thursday night, over social media, González Gutiérrez announced he had been nominated by Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to run Mexico’s Consulate in Los Angeles.

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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



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!

Summit Program Planning COMMITTEE

February 14th, 2PM - 3PM

Public Policy COMMITTEE Meeting 

February 15th, 3PM - 4PM

Membership and marketing

February 16th, 11AM - 12PM


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