SCEDC Young Entrepreneur Academy

The Young Entrepreneur Academy is an innovative program that provides young people with the tools and resources they need to start and run their own businesses. The program is designed to inspire and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs by teaching them valuable skills such as marketing, finance, and leadership. 

The YEA program has been successful in helping young entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality, with many alumni going on to start successful businesses and become leaders in their communities. 

Assistance for Manufacturers

The South County Economic Development Council is offering valuable assistance to local manufacturers by providing access to various resources at no cost. These resources include wage subsidies, workforce development programs, operational assistance, and more. 

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Business Resources

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What We Do

The South County EDC is focused on long term economic growth by attracting new business, supporting local companies, and encouraging positive community enhancement.

Business Attraction and Retention

SCEDC highlights the unique assets in South County to businesses looking to relocate or grow.  Our communities have unparalleled commercial/residential land, proximity to international, and highly skilled workforce.

Workforce Development

The SCEDC proactively assesses the needs of employers and works with local education organizations, companies, and residents to develop programming focused on ensuring future needs are met.

Government Relations

The South County Economic Development Council works diligently to connect interested parties with the decision makers in our communities.  Together we can take the vision of tomorrow’s community a reality today.



SCEDC is Binational

The Binational Committee of the South County EDC is focused on the regional influences, communications, and partnerships derived from being on one of the busiest international land borders in the world. 

The South County EDC is focused on enhancing the conversation among businesses, governments, and residents of the region.

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CBP Encourages Travelers to Plan Ahead of Holy Week

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News Release From U.S. Customs and Border Protection SAN DIEGO- U.S. Customs and Border Protection encourages travelers to plan ahead this coming Spring Break and Holy Week by following traveler tips provided by CBP for ease of travel across the border into the U.S. CBP officials strongly encourage non-immigrant visa passport holders seeking to travel to the U.S. interior to apply and pay for an electronic I-94 online through the CBP One mobile application to

SD Regional Chamber Binational Meeting

San Diego Regional Chamber Binational Meeting

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The South County Economic Development Council (South County EDC) is proud to be part of a group of business organizations throughout San Diego County and the state of Baja working together to ensure a committed, united, and consistent effort is put forth ensuring our binational region continues to be positioned as a strong economic center. Thank you to the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce for hosting this group with a focus on formalizing efforts

Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operation

Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations (MEHKOs)

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Dear San Diego County Residents, Starting on Friday, February 25, 2022, the Department of Environmental Health and Quality (DEHQ), Food and Housing Division (FHD) will begin accepting applications for anyone interested in starting their own MEHKO. Join us for our MEHKO kickoff event on February 25, 2022. County Operations Center 5500 Overland Ave. 1st Floor. San Diego, CA 92123 8AM-12PM DEHQ will be joined by the San Diego MEHKO Coalition and FHD will have additional

Business Grants Available

Get a Microbusiness Grant of up to $2,500

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Get Up to $2,500 Grant Are you a Small Business Owner in San Diego County impacted by the Covid-19 Pandemic? You May be Eligible to Receive Up To $2,500! Learn More




SCEDC Calendar 

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Public Policy Committee Meeting

When: December 16th

The South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC) Public Policy Meeting will be held on December 16th at 3pm.

Member Calendar

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City of Chula Vista Council Meeting

When: December 5th, 2023

The City of Chula Vista Council Meeting is an important forum for local residents to stay informed and engaged with their local government. Members of the public are encourage to attend and to provide input.