Get in the know - March 1st, 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  our Annual Economic Summit held on April 26th at the Balboa Park Club

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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.  

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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State Assembly Passes Resolution to Urge the Federal Government to
Address the Environmental Disaster on the Tijuana River

Sacramento, CA - Led by Assemblymember David Alvarez (D-San Diego), the Assembly has passed
by bipartisan vote, Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 12, demanding immediate funding and an
emergency declaration to address the growing environmental disaster at the Tijuana River watershed, which releases billions of gallons of untreated sewage and continues to cause chaos in South San Diego County. 

Visit website here.

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San Diego Economy

Every quarter, San Diego Regional EDC analyzes key economic indicators that are important to understanding the economy and the region’s standing relative to the 25 most populous metropolitan areas in the U.S.

In this issue covering Q4 2023, we report on commercial real estate, potential growing housing supply, and venture capital funding including a full-year picture.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection San Diego Field Office

San Diego Field Office Port Working Group Stats for the month of December 2023.

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Over 200 Vote Centers Available Saturday  

March 5th Iterative Voting Locations Map


Additional vote centers open Saturday allowing voters to cast their ballot early at any one of more than 200 vote centers in the county. These locations will be open for four days leading up to and including the final day of voting, March 5. Vote centers allow voters to avoid long lines by voting early.

The hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Monday, March 4. On the final day of voting, Tuesday, March 5, all vote centers and official ballot drop boxes will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Fore More Information please visit Fema here.


Disaster Recovery Centers Opening in San Diego County

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), the County of San Diego and FEMA, along with state and local partners, will open Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) in San Diego County starting Friday, March 1, 2024.

These temporary facilities are set up to help survivors recover from the severe storm and flooding from Jan. 21-23, 2024.

Survivors have through April 19, 2024 to apply for assistance. Immigration status checks are not available at the DRCs.

All centers operate from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT, seven days a week unless otherwise noted.

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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!

Board of Directors  meeting 

March 5th, 8AM 

Transportation & infrastructure Meeting 

March 7th, 1PM - 2PM

Summit Committee

March 13th, 2PM - 3PM


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