SCEDC Economic Summit

April 28, 2023 at UCSD Park and Market Time: 8:30 AM – 2PM

Elected Officials Reception to Follow

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SCEDC Economic Summit

When: April 28th, 2023

Where: UCSD and Market at 8AM – 2PM

Elected Officials Reception to Follow

SCEDC South County San Diego Economic Summit

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 Bi-National

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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What Can We Do For You?

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At the heart of everything the South County Economic Development Council does is community. Building a stronger and more resilient economy requires understanding the needs of those here in the community and interested in being part of South County. This knowledge allows us to build fine-tuned programing and attract partners who meet the needs of the businesses and residents who make South San Diego County thrive. Our membership and marketing committees have put together a

Note From Jim O’Callaghan

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It is amazing to think it is coming up on five months since first joining the South County Economic Development Council. In that time, it has been challenging and tremendously rewarding to work with our businesses and community partners. There has been no shortage of opportunity to engage even in a time when it is impossible to do business as normal. In fact, it is the lack of normalcy which has presented the most amazing



The South County Economic Development Council is excited to announce our newest partner California Manufacturing Technology Consulting. Over the next nine months we will work together to perform much needed outreach to the manufacturing sector here in South County San Diego. The outreach will focus on assisting manufacturers prevent, prepare, and respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This program is in conjunction with the US Department of Commerce and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

South County EDC Partners with National City

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The City of National City announced the funding of a Small Business Loan Program on June 16th to assist businesses being impacted by the current COVID-19 state of emergency. The City allotted $200,000 of the CARES Act funding they received from the County of San Diego. All or some of the loan can become forgivable if the business uses the funds on payroll, rent, and utilities. The South County Economic Development Council was contracted with




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