Get in the know - January 26th, 2024

Voluntary Survey Sent Out to County Residents
to Report Storm Damage


County residents and businesses who experienced flooding damage during Monday’s storm can report the damage through an online survey. Completing the voluntary form will assist the County of San Diego with collecting damage information related to the storm.
The survey will only be used to gather information to determine if the County should request state and/or federal assistance.
Completing the form does not guarantee that you will be eligible to receive any disaster relief assistance. Filling out the survey is not a substitution for filing a claim with your insurance.


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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.

Donate to the San Diego Response Fund

Donations matched up to $100,000.

Make sure the offer is conveyed simply and that it doesn’t diSan Diego Foundation (SDF) launched the San Diego Flood Response Fund to rapidly deploy flexible resources into the community and support organizations responding to the January 2024 unprecedented flooding in San Diego County.

The fund will receive donations and make emergency grants to nonprofit service organizations engaged in disaster response and relief. SDF will match donations up to $100,000.

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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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New Markets for Recycled Materials

Are you a business looking to make a positive impact on the environment while boosting your bottom line?   The Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) program in California might be just what you need! 

Program Benefits:
* Access to low-interest business loans
* Creative partnerships
* Free advertising
* Permitting assistance
* Support in locating reliable supplies of affordable recycled materials
* Assistance with developing a sound marketing strategy

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Fore more information about The San Diego Regional EDC Click Here.


Register for the Metro Connect Kickoff Event!

Meet San Diego's international trade community and celebrate our newest export accelerator companies.

Join San Diego Regional EDC on February 8 as they announce the 15 San Diego companies selected to join our seventh and newest cohort of MetroConnect, World Trade Center San Diego (WTCSD)'s flagship export assistance program.

In celebration of international trade in San Diego, you'll hear remarks from San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, meet international service providers like Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte, and JPMorgan Chase, and network with other local exporters.

10:30–11:15 a.m. | MetroConnect Alumni and International Partner Expo

11:15–11:30 a.m. | Keynote remarks by Mayor Gloria

11:30–12:00 p.m. | MetroConnect VII cohort announcement

12:00–12:30 p.m. | Networking & light bites

To Register Click Here


Economic Roundtable Makes Predictions for 2024

The future is notoriously hard to predict, but economic experts made their best-educated guesses on what to expect this year at the 40th Annual Economic Roundtable Friday.

The free event was held at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego.

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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


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!


February 1, 1PM - 2PM.

Summit program COMMITTEE Meeting 

February 7, 2PM - 3PM


February 22, 1PM - 2PM.


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