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Help South County EDC Serve Better!

Please take a few minutes to help South County EDC serve our community better by taking a survey. 

Be Part Of The Planning

In an effort to develop the most comprehensive strategic plan for the South County EDC we ask you to take a few moments and share your thoughts. We are committed to providing the most complete platform to ensure an exceptional quality of life in South County.  

As a business development association we need to hear from you about what drives your engagement, how we can better serve you, and assist with building the strongest environment for our business community.

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SCEDC Helps Small Businesses Grow!
Loans and Grants Available.

The South County Economic Development Council (South County EDC)  has a variety of loans available to help small business get financing!
For more information on our loans please visit our website and fill out the forms to get started. Please  Click here.  


SCEDC job creation 
through private grants

Since late last year the South County Economic Development Council has been working with partners in the region to attract transformational investment and put our communities back to work by building and strengthening systems and partnerships that bring together employers with hiring needs with other key entities to train workers with in-demand skills which leads to good paying jobs.

Utilizing the efforts of organizations focused on workforce development, job creation, community enhancement, and economic prosperity the invisible hand will not be so invisible. The goal has been to take existing programs focused on jobs of the future in the workplace and replicate them on a regional basis.

The process of aligning partners, employers, and skilled agencies in the region began as an application for the Good Jobs Grant provided by EDA.  With stiff national competition for the small number of grants being issued the SCEDC took this application and began socializing it with large foundations.  The response has been tremendous.

We are happy to say we have secured the first granting partner in Bank of American and are in discussion on finalizing several others over the coming weeks and months.  

The foundations have been excited by the:

• Training with comprehensive partnerships between public, private, and academic sectors
• Education and workforce capacity building
• Change of perspective surrounding high growth industries
• Increased awareness of good paying jobs and career pathways available her in South County

As the funding and awareness of these programs grows, we will keep you informed of how we can partner to ensure the workforce of tomorrow starts here in South County.

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Microbusiness Grant 2nd Round 

Apply for a small business grant from the County of San Diego.
 You can receive up to  $2,500  

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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 State Grant

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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Watch videos of our events.

Jim O’Callaghan President & CEO South County EDC
Interview at the SCEDC Binational Forum

Community News and Developments



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The California Air Resource Board (CARB) will be presenting outlined regulations to their Board in October surrounding the Advanced Clean Fleet Program. With this important matter impacting thousands of trucks in our region and 100’s of businesses we ask that you join in the conversation.

Our Public Policy and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees have been meeting to assess what recommendations or response would be made by the South County EDC on behalf of our local industry. Last week the two committees met together and received presentations from representatives of CARB and Alejandra Mier y Teran from the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce. The two committees will again meet jointly on Thursday June 16th at 3PM.

We encourage you to join the committee meeting to gain insight into timing and roll-out of these proposed guidelines.
Our committees help shape the voice of our organization on behalf of those we serve and welcome input from all invested in the SCEDC.

SCEDC Public Policy Commitee Meeting

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New Dining and Retail Opportunities in the new T1 for Local and Small Business. 

Interested in doing business with the San Diego International Airport? The new T1 will have opportunities for local and small business to get involved!   

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Trail to Bay Challenge Hike 

The Trail to Bay Challenge is free. Join our Educators on guided hikes offered throughout Chula Vista as you learn about the rich biodiversity of our local environment, ways to identify native wildlife and plants, and more. 

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The first carbon neutral health system in the U.S.

Kaiser Permanente’s mission to improve individual and community health drives its longstanding commitment to environmental sustainability and slowing climate change.


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Electric Vehicle and Electric Material Handling Incentives

Are you using electric equipment?

If you operate battery-electric material handling equipment in California, you can earn new revenue through California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) – a program that aims to encourage the use of electric and hydrogen vehicles by providing incentives for their operation.

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Public Policy COmmittee Meeting

June 16, Zoom
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Finance committee

June 22 , Zoom
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Executive Committee 

June 23, 2022
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