About SCEDC

Who we are

The South County Economic Development Council (South County EDC or SCEDC), a 501c3 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. We also  work with our partners in the northern portion of Baja California in the cities of Mexicali, Tijuana, Tecate, Rosarito and Ensenada.

 

WHAT WE DO

  • 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.

 

Our Mission

To improve and enhance South County’s  bi-national economy, image and quality of life; and to heighten public awareness of Southern California’s most desirable location to live, work and dream.

Board of Directors

SCEDC Board Officers and Executive Board

Patricia Alvarez

Chair

XEWT Channel 12/Televisa

Willie Armas

Past Chair

U.S. Bank

Sally Preston

Treasurer

Community Member

John Moot

FREEMAN MATHIS & GARY LLP

Bob Penner

HOMEFED

Clarissa Falcon

Falcon Strategies

Vic Bianes

Golden Realty Group

Debbie Espe

Retina World Congress

Monica Montano

Scripps Health

Doug Kerner

Higgs Fletcher & Mack

Tenille Otero

Otay Water District

Risa Baron

Republic Services

George Ching

Psar

David Wick 

SD Commercial

Daniel Gaytan 

SD Water Authority

SCEDC Dignitary Council

Nora Vargas

Supervisor

County of San Diego

Ann Moore

Port Commissioner

Port of San Diego

Marcus Bush 

COUNCILMEMBER

City of National City

Andrea Cardenas

Councilmember

City of Chula Vista

Jack Fisher

Mayor Pro Tem

City of Imperial Beach

Vivian Moreno

Councilmember

City of San Diego

SCEDC Board Members

Tony McCune

SCEDC Founding Member

Roberto Alcantar

San Diego Gas & Electric

Scott Andrews

NEIGHBORHOOD NATIONAL BANK

Chris Holder

Colliers

Darryl Anunciado

Action Drone Inc.

Denise Price

The Clay Company

Doug Paul

Rancho Vista Properties

Eric Washington

Consultant

SCEDC Alberto Velasquez

Alberto Velasquez

cox communications

Ashley Gonzalez

EDWARD JONES

Mark Sanchez

Southwestern College

Laura Wilkinson

Caligrown

Lisette Islas

MAAC

Mark Cafferty

San Diego Regional Economic Development Council

Ray Major

SANDAG

Rich Yumul

SAGETREE

Miguel Aguirre

Border Fusion Group

Kenia Zamarripa

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Pedro Anaya

7 Mile Casino

Vince Ferrer

McMillin

Viry Martino

Turner Construction

Betsy Brennan

Downtown San Diego Partnership

the SCEDC TEAM

James O’Callaghan

President & CEO

Efrain Ibarra

Assistant Director

Alejandra Ruiz

Administrative Associate

Greg Strugach

Marketing Associate