Get in the know - September 29, 2023


SCEDC brings the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) to South County 

When: November 2023 - June 2024

Sponsorship Available

The South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC) is excited to bring the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) to our south county region. This is an incredible program that empowers high school students to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into reality by launching and owning their very 
first businesses.

The YEA! program will kick off this November and run through June, offering young entrepreneurs an enriching and transformative experience. 

For more information on how to get involved please contact us: SCEDC@SouthCountyEDC.com

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South County EDC was proud to be present for this groundbreaking ceremony.
For more on storey please visit KPBS website Click Here.


Chula Vista breaks ground on $96.4 million UniverCity project

The city of Chula Vista broke ground Monday on the $96.4 million first phase of UniverCity at Chula Vista, located in the Millenia master-planned community.

The project is intended to add state-of-the-art office space and the first new city library since 1995, as well as leaving space for the city's first four-year university, a long-time goal of city leaders.

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  Location: 1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023,  Time: 10 a.m.

Parking: Free parking will be provided on site in the new Living Coast Discovery Center parking lot. Address above is for Living Coast. The parking lot is along the road leading to the Living Coast. Hats, sunscreen, and flat, closed-toed shoes are recommended.

You are Invited! Sweetwater Park Groundbreaking 

The Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista cordially invite you to a groundbreaking celebration for the future Sweetwater Park. 

Part of the Chula Vista Bayfront transformation, Sweetwater Park is envisioned as a natural habitat-oriented recreational open space to showcase the unique natural wildlife assets of San Diego Bay, encouraging passive activities to complement the adjacent Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge. 

Sweetwater Park will connect visitors to some of the best of nature along San Diego Bay, allowing the community to experience and appreciate it while also protecting our precious wildlife habitat and coastal resources.


Join us at the Borderless Business Congress 4!

Prepare for an exciting event that will bring together industry leaders and innovators from the Cali Baja Mega Region.

The Borderless Business Congress 4 is a must-attend gathering for anyone interested in expanding their business horizons.

During this event, you'll have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, exchange ideas, and gain valuable insights into the latest trends and strategies in the business world. Our lineup of speakers includes renowned experts who will share their knowledge and experiences of the Cali-Baja Mega Region.

Date: October 5th, 2023.
Where: UC San Diego Park & Market in San Diego, CA.

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Rapid 227 Grand Opening Celebration

Join transit and South Bay community leaders to celebrate the grand opening of Rapid 227. This new Rapid bus route will service Otay Mesa to Imperial Beach, via the Iris Avenue Transit Center, starting Sunday, October 15, 2023.  

For More Information Click Here

Please note: This event is by invitation only and not open to the public.

When: Friday, October 13, 2023.
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: Otay Mesa Transit Center


San Diego Workforce Partnership Needs Your Feedback!

South County EDC is excited to partner with the San Diego Workforce Partnership to drive positive change in workforce development. Your input can make a significant impact! 

The results of this study will help inform academic planning for the new bachelor’s degree programs that will be coming to the south bay region of San Diego County, Chula Vista. Options to Contribute, support and have your voice heard as a business owner:

Focus Group
  (preferred): Empower your industry by sharing insights at one of our focus groups. Spend less than 1 hour and be a driving force in shaping the future of education.  Sign Up Here

Survey: Complete our anonymous survey to have your say instead. Ideally this will be completed by an HR Representative or someone who is involved in the hiring process at your company. 

Complete Survey Here


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South County EDC Board of Directors Meeting Hosted by PSAR.


SCEDC Board of Directors Meeting Recap

Thank you all for attending our last Board of Directors Meeting held on September 12th, 2023 and Hosted by PSAR. There were many  topics to discus along with a with a few presentations from our members. You can download the agenda  here.

Below you can download Erick Posada from MediExcel presentation on their US/Mexico Health Plan Offering.  


Medi Excel Presentation (PDF)


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 to our Assistant Director, Efrain Ibarra at efrain@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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Board of directors

October 3, 2024

Transportation & Infrastructure

October 5th, 2024

Binational committee

October 18th, 2024