Get in the know - nov 22, 2023

The South County EDC is Hosting the (YEA!) Program in South County San Diego!

This is an Exciting Opportunity for High School Students in South County!   YEA! is a groundbreaking program that empowers students to transform their business ideas into reality.  Over the course of a year, students in grades 9-12 will learn how to conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to investors, and even launch their very own companies! 

We believe that you have incredible potential and the drive to succeed. That's why we want to hear from YOU!  If you or know of someone who might be interested in joining the YEA! program or know a high school student who would be a perfect fit, don't hesitate to reach out to us. 

Contact us at 
Alejandra@southcountyedc.com  and let us know that you're ready to embark on this incredible entrepreneurial journey!  

 Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to become a confident entrepreneur. Sign up today!

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Free Resources for Manufacturers in South County!

The South County Economic Development Council is offering valuable assistance to local manufacturers by providing access to various resources at no cost. 

These resources include wage subsidies, workforce development programs, operational assistance, and more.


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Community Listening Session - University Now Initiative

Please Join Us at the Chula Vista Civic Center Library for a community listening session. Learn about the University's Now Initiative (UNI) and help provide your input. 

The first community listening session will be held on Dec. 6th at 5:30 pm at the Civic Center Library on Fourth and F street in Chula Vista

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CBP to resume limited southbound operations at San Ysidro Port of Entry’s Pedestrian West facility

Beginning Monday, November 20, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will resume the San Ysidro Port of Entry’s Pedestrian West southbound operations. The southbound facility will be open seven days per week with limited hours of operation from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 

The facility’s northbound operations continue seven days per week with limited hours of operation from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

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Through the International Business Affairs Forums, the Chamber provides business leaders with the essential knowledge and resources needed to thrive within the binational marketplace. Attendees also have the opportunity to build and strengthen new relationships, exchange ideas, and debate policies that are relevant to the Cali-Baja business community. Meetings are held quarterly in a virtual setting.

When: November 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Registration is open to the public, especially Chamber members. If you are not a Chamber member, please contact Joshua Peters, Membership Benefits Coordinator, at jpeters@sdchamber.org to discuss membership opportunities.

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Chula Vista Library Secures Grants

The Chula Vista Public Library has been awarded nearly $19.5 million in state grants to make critical upgrades at the Civic Center and South Branch libraries. The grants each total $9,735,000 and are part of the California State Library’s Building Forward Library Facilities Improvement Program. The renovations are expected to be completed in 2027. 

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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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