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.
Is your business growing in the state of California or at risk of moving out of state?
The Governor’s office of Business and Economic Development (GO-BiZ)
has 85 million dollars in Tax Credits available. The California Competes
Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses
that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California.
Businesses of any industry, size, or location compete for over $180
million available in tax credits
by applying in one of the three application periods each year.
Awards are primarily based on the following factors, including:
• Number of jobs created or retained.
• Anticipated amount of new capital investments
• Overall economic benefit to the state
• Opportunities for future growth and expansion
For more information on eligibility please visit the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) website by following link below:
Workforce development is more than helping someone find their next job—it is connecting people with a sustainable career path and creating opportunities to earn and thrive.Read MOre
You are invited to join Southwestern College to hear an update on higher education in South County.
Date: Friday March 17th, 2023 - Time: 1-3 PM
Location: Southwestern College Performing Arts Center 900 Otay Lakes Road Chula Vista, CA 91910
Wyyerd Fiber, a fiber-to-the-premise Internet Services Provider, has launched discounted services for qualifying customers under the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).Learn More
Every quarter, San Diego Regional EDC analyzes key economic indicators that are important to understanding the regional economy and the region’s standing relative to the 25 most populous metropolitan areas in the U.S.
In this edition of the Economic Snapshot covering Q4 2022, we report on record-low unemployment rates, housing affordability challenges, and increasing office and industrial space vacancies.
On Tuesday March 7th, members of the public may participate in Housing Authority meetings in person or virtually using the Zoom Webinar platform.View Jobs
San Diego County leaders.
One of the reasons I enjoy what I do is that the Water Authority lives its core values every day. Last week we began scheduled maintenance of our historic First Aqueduct, which was started in the 1940s. The project is a shining example of our organizational value, “To create lasting solutions.” I like to think of this value as how we use our expertise, energy, and innovation to create the long-term quality of life we want for future generations.
As our team works round the clock to reline portions of the First Aqueduct, I’m reminded of why it’s so important to keep looking ahead. Regularly scheduled maintenance ensures a safe and reliable water supply for our region’s 3.3 million residents and $268 billion economy. It extends the life of our infrastructure. And it’s a proactive approach that helps us avoid possible damage to private and public property and associated costly emergency work.
The First Aqueduct maintenance shutdown is part of the Water Authority’s Asset Management Program . As assets age, we proactively replace and repair them. Our crews work 365 days a year, managing 310 miles of pipelines and associated facilities that provide water to our member agencies.
That feat alone is impressive, but what’s truly remarkable is that our team does this while minimizing impacts to water service. During shutdowns, crews can reline thousands of feet of giant pipeline in just a few days. This timelapse video shows how our team gets it done.
To help us accomplish such a colossal task, our ratepayers made decades of investments in innovative inspection technologies. Electromagnetic scanning, robotic inspections, and 3D tunnel inspections all help the Water Authority’s asset management team detect defects in pipelines and related facilities. They also help us reduce maintenance costs down the road, which supports our efforts to keep water affordable for our retail member agencies and their customers.
I’m proud to say our Asset Management Program has been widely recognized for its pioneering work. In fact, this is where our patented inspection device comes from. If you’ve never seen this device in action, take a minute to watch how it performs a visual inspection of pipelines without crews climbing inside. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
We’re looking forward to wrapping up this phase of First Aqueduct maintenance. Projects like this ensure that our community thrives for generations to come.
Sandra L. Kerl
San Diego County Water Authority
The County Office of Labor Standards and Enforcement and the City of San Diego’s Office of Labor Standards Enforcement host a webinar on new 2023 labor laws. They also provided resources and information on how their agencies operate to enforce labor laws.More Information
March 17th to 20th, the seventh edition of the
Tlaqueparte artisan exhibition will take place at the Baja
Center in Rosarito, Baja California, which will exhibit the works of
more than 200 exhibitors from Mexico and the world .
This exhibition of crafts, jewelry and decoration is considered the most important craft exhibition in Mexico and will exhibit artisan pieces from various regions of Mexico, as well as from the rest of the world.
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.More Information
Do you have a Small Business in need of a loan?
Are you looking to acquire new equipment or
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.More Information
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