Register for SCEDC Candidates Forum Series
 When: Next Wednesday October 5
 at 4PM Via Zoom

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 SCEDC Candidate Forum Series

The South County EDC invites you to meet candidates looking to
serve our South County communities.

Sessions Dates: Every Wednesday from September - October
When: Every Wednesday at 4PM via Zoom

This digital series will provide you with an opportunity to hear from and have a dialog with those looking to fill important roles throughout the region. Our series will kick off on September 14th and run through October. Sessions will take place on zoom at 4 PM each Wednesday during this period.  

The South County Economic Development Council is a non partisan organization and does not support or endorse candidates. This series is designed to foster a conversation about important issues in our communities. Helping connect our communities, residents, and businesses with community leaders is at the very core of what we do.  

We hope you will be able to join us for this very important series of discussions.

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South County EDC Chair 

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South County EDC Board of Directors and Chair, Patricia Alvarez de los Cobos
President and CEO of Energy Communications Corp.


Patricia Alvarez de los cobos

Patricia Alvarez de los Cobos is the Founder, President and CEO of Energy Communications Corporation located in Chula Vista, CA. Energy Communications is an established, creative,
two-time Emmy-winning, multimedia company committed to helping businesses tap into the Hispanic market.  

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Community News and Developments

National City breaks ground on Kimball redo for the ages

The city of National City, in partnership with Community HousingWorks and San Ysidro Health broke ground Aug. 16 on a residential development which will include affordable housing, a senior center, and a health center with inclusive care for elderly residents.

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From left to right: CHW Associate Project Manager Cara Vereschagin, Sun Country Builders President John Ahlswede, CHW Director of Land Acquisitions Steve Swieckicki, CHW Board Member Ken Krug, CHW CEO Sean Spear, National City Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, CHW Senior Vice President of Housing and Real Estate Development Mary Jane Jagodzinski, Project Manager Chris Bloom, CHW Vice President of Development Anna Slaby, CHW Board Member and National City resident Silvia Calzada.

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Chula Vista’s Third Avenue spruces up image with rebranding campaign


Chula Vista’s epicenter — a bustling strip of local businesses marked by a larger-than-life welcome sign — is seeing some eye-catching changes in the coming weeks.

Known as the Third Avenue Village in the recent past, the historic South Bay district is now rebranding to Downtown Chula Vista: Where Culture and Community Meet.

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Learn how to market your business on Facebook and Instagram.

Join us for free workshops, training and 1:1 support — all designed to help your business grow.

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Smart Thermostat Program for Business 

Saving energy and getting paid is easy with SDG&E’s Smart Thermostat program. By enrolling, you help make a positive difference when energy demand is highest and keep the power flowing to all Californians. Plus, your business can be rewarded $50 for each registered thermostat.

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South County EDC Now Offers Business Recovery Loans and Grants

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Chula Vista 
Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Fund

Covid funding assisstance from city of chula vista

Are You Looking for COVID-19 Funding Assistance for Your Small Business or Nonprofit in the City of Chula Vista?

The City of Chula Vista in partnership with the San Diego Foundation is pleased to provide the Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Fund. The City of Chula Vista, thanks to funding from the American Rescue Plan of the Federal Government and local funding from the San Diego Foundation, is pleased to offer grants for City of Chula Vista small businesses and nonprofits.

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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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South County EDC Intelligent Mapping

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

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