September Monthly Report

Monthly Report – September 2020

A note from our board chair Julian Parra:

As I take on the role of board chair for the next two years at San Diego Regional EDC, I am fortunate, blessed, and humbled by the opportunities that life has given me. I also recognize that my story is not the norm for Latino immigrants in this country and that my journey thus far is not particularly common for a city kid from Chicago. I feel both an obligation and responsibility to use this time at EDC wisely, effectively, and purposefully. And as the threats and realities of COVID-19 and racial injustice continue to grip our community and our economy, like many, I feel the urgency and the need to accelerate the recovery that lies in front of us. From the years following the Great Depression to those following the Great Recession, every recovery that the American economy has experienced has increased systemic poverty and widened the inequalities in Latino and African American communities. Too often, in a rush to restore economic normalcy for some, entire segments of our communities have been left further behind and unable to find and maintain their footing on a new and changing economic foundation. Our commitment at EDC is to do everything we can—drawing on the breadth and depth of every partnership and relationship we have— to get this recovery right. Read more.

By the Numbers

  • 12.3% San Diego County unemployment rate
  • 299 business assisted year-to-date
  • 6.3K jobs impacted year-to-date
  • 43 interns places in small companies

Featured Stories

BD Deemed Essential; Remains Operational Amid Uprise of COVID-19

Reopening Your Small Business

San Diego Science & the Global Pandemic: A Recap

Investor Recognition

  • City of Vista
  • Clearway
  • CMTC
  • Gafcon
  • General Dynamics
  • Intesa
  • Kilroy Realty
  • Murphy Development
  • Nfinit
  • PLNU
  • ResMed
  • SDSU