SAVE THE DATE! SCEDC OPEN HOUSE September 21st at 11:30am - 1pm

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Water-Use Efficiency Rebates for Businesses
Summer means water conservation across San Diego County


As extreme drought grips the Southwest, businesses across California are taking a variety of water-saving actions. In fact, the State of California has banned watering grass in commercial - industrial-institutional settings that is “solely ornamental” and not regularly used for recreational purposes or community events.

Thankfully, the San Diego County Water Authority and its 24 member agencies offer incentives such as rebates and other resources to help businesses save money while saving water. Incentives for Business Property Owners From turf conversions to increasing the use of recycled water, there are numerous opportunities to improve water efficiency on commercial properties. Rebates and resources for business property owners include:

 A partnership between the County of San Diego’s Watershed Protection Program and the San Diego County Water Authority allows businesses in unincorporated areas of the county to apply for enhanced water-use efficiency rebates. The Waterscape Rebate Program saves money for residential, commercial, and agricultural customers who make landscape upgrades to improve the region’s climate resilience.

 SoCalWaterSmart’s Commercial Turf Replacement Program offers great incentives for HOAs and commercial landscapes. Businesses that convert 1 acre or more of irrigated landscapes can also apply for the WaterSmart Contractor Incentive Program, which offers rebates for irrigation devices such as controllers and nozzles.

 The Metropolitan Water District’s On-Site Retrofit Program provides financial incentives to public or private property owners to convert potable water irrigation or industrial water systems to recycled water service.

 Certified landscape irrigation auditors provide free, on-site WaterSmart Irrigation Checkups and written, site-specific water-saving recommendations for qualifying commercial properties in the Water Authority’s service area.  

To learn more about the Water Authority’s programs and drought response, as well as more information about state regulations, go to  sdcwa.org.

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You are Invited to our Open House! 

We look forward to seeing you at our Members Open House on September 21st at 11:30am - 1PM at the SCEDC Offices.

This event is FREE to attend and a way for members and prospective members to spend time together. With all the amazing happenings in South County our members continue to collaborate and enhance the communities we serve. The South County EDC office is a place for convening thought and communities, so we hope you can stop by. There will be an informal lunch served while you have time to interact with other members.

Where: 780 Bay Blvd #204, Chula Vista, CA 91910

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South County EDC Now Offers Business Recovery Loans and Grants

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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 Competes Tax Credit and Grant Program 

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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Community News and Developments

Expedite your Travel with Homeland Security Trusted Travel Programs 

The Trusted Traveler Programs (Global Entry, TSA PreCheck®, SENTRI, NEXUS, and FAST) are risk-based programs to facilitate the entry of pre-approved travelers. 

All applicants are vetted to ensure that they meet the qualifications for the program to which they are applying. Receiving a "Best Match" or program recommendation based on eligibility or travel habits does not guarantee acceptance into any Trusted Traveler program.

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South County EDC Intelligent Mapping

Get demographic data describing population, income, transportation, education, employment, home value and more.


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Employment Opportunities 

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County of San Diego has an open position for a Clinical Psychologist

The Health and Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health Services, Juvenile Forensic Services has an excellent opportunity for psychologists to provide mental health services to youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
As a psychologist with Juvenile Forensic Services you will be providing direct clinical services to youth within a juvenile detention facility. These services will include psychotherapy, crisis intervention, psychoeducation, case management and consultation, assessments, and mental competency evaluations. 

$86,881.60 - $95,784.00 Annually

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View past events from South County EDC by subscribing to our YouTube Channel. 

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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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