Get in the Know - March 14, 2023


Register for South County EDC


WHEN: APRIL 28TH, 2023
TIME: 8:30AM - 2PM

Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

We are excited to welcome you to the South County Economic Development Council’s Annual Economic Summit. Throughout the day many important topics will be discussed with an eye on both the present and what it will mean for the future of South County. As a region we are fortunate to be the crossroads to billions of dollars of international commerce and with continued focus and investment can ensure a prosperous future. In addition to exceptional economic forecasts our panels will explore how our future workforce, resource and infrastructure investment, and binational relationships can lead to enhanced opportunities.

We invite you to join us after the Economic Summit for our Elected Officials Reception.  During the reception all attendees will have the opportunity to interact with those officials charged with leading our communities as we look to the other side of the pandemic. Take the time to enhance existing relationships while forging new ones. 

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SCEDC Pasha Automotive Tour

SCEDC would like to Thank everyone who joined us for the PASHA Automotive Facility Tour held on March 9th, 2023.
South County EDC members got to tour the  facility and learn more about the company.

Big thanks to Sophie Silvestri, Business Development & Government Affairs Manager and John Pasha, Senior VP from PASHA Automotive Services for hosting and  
welcoming South County EDC members.

Learn More about Pasha

Left to right in the photo: George Ching, Denise Halliwell,  Sally Preston, Edelmira Montoya-Mckellogg, Alejandra Ruiz, Lizzette Weber, President and CEO of SCEDC Jim O'Callaghan, Sophia Robitaille, Pedro Anaya, Tanya Castaneda, Ana Seligmann. Pedro Garcia was in attendance but 
not in the photo.

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Scholarship Reviewers Needed

The 2023 Spring Scholarship Season has closed, and we are still looking for 20-30 volunteers to review and evaluate scholarship applications.  All work can be done online from the comfort of your home or office.  We anticipate that each scholarship reviewer will spend 2-4 hours on this assignment (although fast readers may finish much more quickly).

PD/Flex credit available.  Please reply ASAP if you would be interested in volunteering. 

RSVP your commitment to serve  HERE.

• March 13 - Volunteer Readers receive link to review and score their assigned scholarship applications 

• March 13 & 14 – Volunteer Scholarship Reviewer Training on Zoom (for new reviewers or troubleshooting)

• April 2- Deadline for volunteers to review and score their assigned applications

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Water Authority Leaders in Washington, D.C.

Good afternoon, San Diego County leaders.

Ensuring water reliability for everyone in our region requires us to think creatively and act collaboratively. Last week the Water Authority leaders were in Washington, D.C., to share our vision for innovative solutions to climate-induced challenges here in our region and on the Colorado River.

It was such an honor to meet with our congressional delegation, federal agencies, and the White House to advocate for infrastructure needs in the San Diego region that will ensure every home and business continues to have access to safe, clean water. I have to say, this was one of the most productive trips to D.C. we’ve had to date, in large part due to the efforts of the dedicated Water Authority Board members who joined me: Board Vice Chair Nick Serrano (City of San Diego), Board Secretary Frank Hilliker (Lakeside Water District), Legislative and Public Outreach Committee Chair Jerry Butkiewicz (City of San Diego), Colorado River Board of California Vice Chair Jim Madaffer (City of San Diego), and Metropolitan Water District Delegate Marty Miller (Vista Irrigation District).

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SDSU National City Brownfields Assessment Project 

Join SDSU Community Kick off vent to learn about Brownfields Assessment Project at San Diego State University.  

• Learn about SDSU's brownfield assessments grants from the US EPA and the California DTSC

• Identify and nominate potential brownfield sites for environmental assessment and reuse planning
Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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County Employees Give $110K in Grants

The County Employees’ Charitable Organization (CECO) distributed $110,252 in grants to 68 local nonprofit programs and the Employee Crisis Fund at its annual awards breakfast at the County Operations Center Friday.

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Land Ports of Entry Traffic Report  Passenger

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
San Diego Field Office Land Ports of Entry Traffic Report - 
Passenger January 2023

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Join a Committee

The South County EDC Committees are focused on long term economic growth and development in the South County Region of San Diego. Joining a committee is a great way to get involved in the decision making that supports our bi national communities and to make our region the most desirable location to live, work and dream.

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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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California Competes Tax Credit and Grant Programs

grow your business With a california grant

The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) and Grant Program (CCGP) are available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California.

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See What's Coming Up!

Bi-national Committee 

March 15, 2023
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Marketing Committee

March 17, 2023
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Cesar Chavez Day 

SCEDC is Closed - March 31, 2023
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