South County Economic Development Council

The South County Economic Development Council (South County EDC or SCEDC), a non-profit organization was formed in 1989 by a group of South San Diego County business and community leaders, to promote education and encourage economic development in the South San Diego County Region.  Our member cities include Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City, San Diego, San Diego County, and the Port of San Diego.  Working with our partners in Baja, we promote bi-national economic development with the cities of Mexicali, Tijuana, Tecate, Rosarito, and Ensenada.

We provide these services to our region:


  • Encourage private investment.


  • Promote diversified residential and overall business development.


  • Publicize the cultural, educational, social, and geographical opportunities of the area.


  • Serve as an advocate for the area's public and private interests.


  • Promote understanding and nurture bi-national business growth.

(NEW)  South County EDC Annual Report 2013 (Click Here)

(NEW) Membership Opportunities

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Membership Levels Options
24th Annual Economic Summit

Friday, October 10th, 2014

(Click Here)

(NEW)  Aerotropolis

(Click Here) to go to the Aerotropolis web page

(NEW) California Incentives Program


(Click Here) to go to SCEDC's State of California Inventives Program Main Page

(NEW) Enterprise Zone

There is still time for the Enterprise Zone Program (Click Here)


Click Here to go to the Visioning South County page


San Diego Regional Manufacturing Sector Report


To open the report Click Here (PDF)


San Ysidro Port of Entry Pedestrian Crossing Report


Click Here to open the final SYPOE Pedestrian Surveys 2010-2011



Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for South and East San Diego County Only


Click Here to go to the CEDS Web page.

Food Cluster Study


Click Here to open the Public Food Manufacturing Industry Study

Click Here to open the Food Cluster Profile



Rapid Response & Business Outreach Program (BOP)


Are you interested in having an economic development specialist come and visit your business?

Click Here to learn more about Rapid Response Services and about the Business Outreach Program (BOP)

Internship Program


Are you interested in joining our South County Economic Development Council's team and earn school credit towards your internship program at school?  We are hiring interns now!

Click Here to read the Internship Program Job Description