Stay and Grow your Business in California with a Tax Credit and Grant Program.  

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California State Grant

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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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South County EDC Now Offers Business Recovery Loans.

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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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Community News and Developments

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Caltrans and SANDAG will Open the New Southbound State Route

On Thursday, July 28, Caltrans and SANDAG will open the southbound State Route 125 (SR 125)
to westbound State Route 905 (SR 905) connector in Otay Mesa to traffic.

The connector is the final link for the South San Diego County roadway network, improving
mobility and creating seamless connections for South County residents and travelers between
nearby communities and the rest of the region. Currently, vehicles traveling south from SR 125
have to exit via the Otay Mesa Road off-ramp and travel to La Media Road to access westbound
SR 905.

This creates travel delays, disrupts traffic flow, and increases greenhouse gas emissions
from prolonged travel times and idling vehicles at stop lights. The new connector will provide a
direct connection between southbound SR 125 and westbound SR 905, reducing travel times
and improving corridor mobility and accessibility.

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These National City parcels sat empty for years. 

The city’s now contemplating offers for redevelopment.


National City is contemplating the future of a parcel of land downtown after receiving proposals to build student housing, a mixed-used development or a combination of both on the property. The roughly 12,000-square-foot site, which the city has owned since the early 2000s, is composed of a grassy field and shuttered building that once served as an education center.

Adjacent to that is a property that was formerly The Trophy Lounge bar and is owned by a local brokerage and development firm. The properties are located on the edge of National City and Plaza boulevards and across the street from Southwestern College’s Higher Education Center.

Like most California community colleges, Southwestern College does not offer student housing, but it has explored the idea for years. In its 2018 facility’s master plan, the college district identified the National City-owned parcels and the bar as a potential site for student housing.

Fore more information please click the button to go to The San Diego Union Tribune. 

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Seaside Candy to Reopen July 4th with Many Changes 

It has been a long wait for fans of Seaside Candy. After it closed due to the pandemic, owner Angela Frank planned on doing some remodeling and rebranding - but the process took longer than expected. Now, after two years, Seaside Candy will open on July 4th. Frank, whose realty office is now integrated inside the store, said many customers have come over and knocked on the door asking if Seaside Candy was open. “I knew it was time to reopen,” she said.

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Seaside Candy is set to reopen on July 4th with a variety of new food items and decor. Photo courtesy Seaside Candy

Landscape Contest Winners Demonstrate Outdoor Water-Use Efficiency During Drought


Homeowners Bryan and Denee Felber have earned the title “Best in District” in the Otay Water District’s 2022 WaterSmart Landscape Contest. The 2,143 square feet of turf they converted to a drought-tolerant garden in 2015 continues to beautify the neighborhood and save water for the Chula Vista residents. 

Before relandscaping, the Felbers faced the high maintenance and cost that comes with keeping a grassy lawn vibrant and green. After their yard upgrade, spray nozzles are no longer a feature in their front yard. Instead, a drip system irrigates the plants on a programmed schedule of about three days a week. When rain is expected, the system is turned off or delayed for a few days. A dry riverbed that runs across the landscape captures and directs rainfall, minimizing water runoff.

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Employment Opportunities 

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County of San Diego has an open position for a Human Resource Manager

Human Resources Managers work in collaboration with department staff, the Group Human Resources Director, and the Department of Human Resources to plan, organize and direct human resources activities for a department, which include recruitment, selection, classification, compensation, payroll and personnel policies/procedures.  

In addition, this position may oversee training and administrative functions that include budgets and information technology.  The current opening is with the Health & Human Services Agency, however, the list established from this recruitment maybe used to fill vacancies in other departments as they occur.

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