PROPEL SAN DIEGO PARTNERS
The City of San Diego with the support of the County of San Diego and three Economic Development Corporations/Councils (San Diego Regional, East, and South) are core members of the Regional Leadership Group as is the San Diego Military Advisory Council and the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Partners are working together to assist in the collaborative development of an enhanced local knowledge base for the defense sector and programs aimed at boosting defense supply chain resiliency. In addition to the Regional Leadership Group, an Advisory Group comprised of local corporate industry leaders will ensure that San Diego’s varied and broad defense stakeholder community become integral collaborators in the Propel San Diego OEA grant.
The City of San Diego's Economic Development department not only assists individual businesses but also helps strengthen business organizations and improve business districts throughout San Diego. The City leverages public incentives and assistance to promote community revitalization, attract new businesses and encourage investment in local businesses. There are several programs specifically designed to help improve San Diego's small business communities.
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation's (EDC for short) mission is to maximize the region’s economic prosperity and global competitiveness. As an independently funded non-profit organization, EDC promotes the region, facilitates corporate expansion across diverse industry sectors and supports the talent pool that drives their success. Initiative highlights include World Trade Center San Diego, Global Identity, Operation San Diego, Workforce and Talent Retention, and Company Support.
The South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC), a 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 Region. SCEDC works with businesses to provide tools and resources that encourage success. SCEDC offers site search assistance, loan programs, access to tax incentives, workforce development, links to job training, workshops and educational forums. SCEDC assists businesses with expansion, retention and relocation.
The East County Economic Development Council has effectively promoted the importance of a healthy, vital economic climate and quality of life in San Diego’s East County since 1984. We specialize in bridging the gap between the community, businesses and the government. Our main focus is establishing a fluid skilled workforce pipeline by serving as the advanced manufacturing sector liaison between the industry and education sectors here in East County. Through projects and grants we leverage funds to ease potential workers into tailored training programs and therefore provide a skilled workforce for manufacturers in the local area, as well as maintain the essential bridge between the education and industry sectors.
The San Diego Workforce Partnership funds job training programs that empower job seekers to meet the current and future workforce needs of employers in San Diego County. SDWP is the local Workforce Development Board, designated by the City and County of San Diego. Together with community partners, SDWP provides targeted employment services designed to help eligible adult job seekers identify, or regain, a career that will promote their success. Additionally, SDWP’s network of six America’s Job Center of California sites provide employment services, including career assessment, job training and job search assistance for San Diego residents whether unemployed or employed. Housed within the AJCC locations is a Business Services team comprised of professionals who work directly with employers to meet their specific staffing needs at no cost.
San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) was founded in 2004 as a 501 (c) 6 non-profit organization with a mission to support and promote the mutual business and other interests of the military, their quality of life, and the defense community in the San Diego area. Since then, SDMAC has become increasingly prominent in advancing the partnership and communication between the military, elected and appointed officials, and the business community while simultaneously working to enhance recognition of the military's many economic and social contributions to the San Diego area.
** This project is funded in whole or in part with Community Economic Adjustment Assistance for Reductions in Defense Industry Employment funds, provided by the U.S. Department of Defense's Office of Economic Adjustment to the City of San Diego.