Economic Summit 2024

Friday, April 26th, 2024

Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Classes Start January 10th! Registration Open!

Storm Resources

In response to the current  weather conditions, we have compiled a list of resources to assist businesses impacted by the recent storm. If you or someone you know has been affected by the previous or current storms, we encourage you to explore the available resources on our dedicated storm resources by clicking the button below.

Our goal is to provide support to our community during challenging times, and we hope that these resources can offer assistance and guidance to those in need. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you require further assistance or information.

SCEDC Young Entrepreneurs 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.  

 SCEDC Economic Summit 2024

SCEDC South County San Diego Economic Summit

South County EDC is a non-profit business organization that partners with California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC)  to offer support to the manufacturing companies in South San Diego County.  

Zero Cost Assistance program

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.  

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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South County News

SCEDC Needs Your Help Regards to Recent Boil Water Advisory

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We are seeking your help with regards to the recent boil water advisory issued by the California-American Water Company that began on August 24, 2023. The California-American Water Company issued an E. coli Boil Water Advisory for customers in portions of Imperial Beach, the City of Coronado South of Fiddler’s Cove, certain customers within the City of San Diego neighborhoods of Nestor and Otay Mesa West, and portions of Southwest Chula Vista. The County of

Chula Vista Forum on Tools To Improve California Housing

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The South County Economic Development Council was proud to participate in the Chula Vista Forum on Tools to Improve California Housing, hosted by the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce, PSAR, and ourselves. The event brought together key stakeholders to discuss strategies for enhancing housing in California. The Event was moderated by Jim O’Callaghan, President and CEO of South County EDC. Also special thank you to our speakers at the event including Senator Steve Padilla and

Port of San Diego All-Electric Tugboat Charging Station

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Crowley and the Port of San Diego broke ground for the shoreside charging station designed to provide clean energy for the company’s forth-coming zero-emissions tugboat, eWolf. Joined by key partners and community stakeholders, the ceremony marked a significant step forward in the industry’s journey to decarbonization and reduce emissions in the San Diego community. The charging station is a microgrid charging facility that will allow vessels to recharge quickly while reducing peak loads on the community energy

SCEDC Kicks off New Board Year and Celebrates 2022 – 2023 Board Year

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On July 11th, the South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC) proudly gathered to commemorate the inauguration of their board for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. The occasion marked a moment of gratitude for the outgoing board chair, Patricia Alvarez, whose tireless efforts significantly advanced the mission of the SCEDC. The event, held during the annual meeting, saw an outpouring of appreciation from various government officials at the federal, state, county, and local levels, who presented proclamations


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SCEDC Calendar 

See What’s Coming Up!

Loan and Finance Committee

When: February 29, 2024 from 2:30PM – 3PM

Summit Planning Committee

When: Feb 21, 2024  from 2PM – 3PM

Member Calendar

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City of Chula Vista Council Meeting

When: March 19th, 2024 from 5PM – 7PM