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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South County News

A Big Thank You to All Who Attended the Economic Summit

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Dear Sponsors, Participants, and Attendees, On behalf of the board of directors and the summit planning committee of the South County Economic Development Council, I would like to express our deepest gratitude to all of you for your unwavering support and participation in our annual economic summit. Without your generous support, important programs like these would not be possible. We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors who continue to invest in the important programming that

“Be the Change” to Save Water

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World Water Day promotes care for most precious resource While rain and snowstorms across California this winter have recharged water supplies, one wet year is not enough to reverse the impacts of an increasingly hot and dry climate in the Southwest. That’s why it’s so important to mark World Water Day on March 22 and "Be the Change” by taking action to use water carefully. Thankfully, the San Diego region has invested wisely in water

California Competes Tax Credit

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Up to $85 million in tax credits from the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). Is your business growing in the state of California or at risk of moving out of state? The Governor’s office of Business and Economic Development (GO-BiZ) has 85 million dollars in Tax Credits available. The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow

South County EDC Board of Directors Meeting Hosted by PSAR

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On Feb 7th, 2023 South County EDC held a Board of Directors meeting hosted by PSAR (Pacific Southwest Association of Relators). There was lots on the agenda which included the upcoming Economic Summit 2023, Annual Award Nominations, welcoming new members, new business outreach schedule and SCEDC Committee updates. SCEDC Members also got to hear a presentation from Steve Lockett the Deputy Director of Economic Development and Prosperity of the County of San Diego. Soon after




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.