Good News of the Week – July 2, 2020

Every week, ‘Good News of the Week’ features a curation of positive headlines from San Diego, delivered straight to your inbox. A blend of aggregated stories from San Diego’s most trusted news sources and original EDC-created content, GNOTW provides a comprehensive recap of the region’s best stories from the past week.

For the week of July 2, 2020, here’s what we’re reading:

…and here are the events we’re (virtually) attending:

COVID-19 Survey Results: Anticipated impacts become reality

In March, we deployed a survey to assess the immediate economic impacts and evolving business sentiment in the wake of COVID-19. To assess changes over time, we deployed a follow-up survey with local partners.

Three trends stood out based on what employers told us:

  • Anticipated revenue declines and staff reductions confirmed by businesses.
  • Minority owned businesses are hardest hit but may lead recovery.
  • Telework is here to stay.

Read more.

COVID-19 & San Diego:

Amidst everything happening in the world, we need a reminder that there’s plenty of ‘Good News’ to go around in SD. We have also compiled additional resources for businesses and individuals seeking additional guidance

For businesses:

For individuals:

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Heather Dewis
Heather Dewis

Coordinator, Marketing

Good News of the Week – June 26, 2020

Every Friday, ‘Good News of the Week’ features a curation of positive headlines from San Diego, delivered straight to your inbox. A blend of aggregated stories from San Diego’s most trusted news sources and original EDC-created content, GNOTW provides a comprehensive recap of the region’s best stories from the past week.

For the week of June 26, 2020, here’s what we’re reading:

…and here are the events we’re (virtually) attending:

 

Economy in Crisis: Retail likely to rebound in June

In May 2020, the region recovered 18,200 jobs, and many shops reopened their doors to customers in June with modified social distancing protocols in place. If San Diego follows May’s record 17.7 percent jump in U.S. retail sales, it’s not unreasonable to assume a similar bounce back could emerge locally in June. Read more.

COVID-19 & San Diego:

Amidst everything happening in the world, we need a reminder that there’s plenty of ‘Good News’ to go around in SD. We have also compiled additional resources for businesses and individuals seeking additional guidance

For businesses:

For individuals:

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Heather Dewis
Heather Dewis

Coordinator, Marketing

Good News of the Week – June 19, 2020

Every Friday, ‘Good News of the Week’ features a curation of positive headlines from San Diego, delivered straight to your inbox. A blend of aggregated stories from San Diego’s most trusted news sources and original EDC-created content, GNOTW provides a comprehensive recap of the region’s best stories from the past week.

For the week of June 19, 2020, here’s what we’re reading:

…and here are the events we’re (virtually) attending:

World Trade Center San Diego: MetroConnect announces fifth cohort

15 companies have been selected to participate in MetroConnect V, the fifth iteration of WTC San Diego’s international sales accelerator program, underwritten by Procopio and JPMorgan Chase & Co. From community-owned health and genomic data platform LunaPBC to California’s very first employee-owned brewery Modern Times, the MetroConnect V companies represent a diverse cross section of San Diego’s innovation economy. Read more.

COVID-19 & San Diego:

Amidst everything happening in the world, we need a reminder that there’s plenty of ‘Good News’ to go around in SD. We have also compiled additional resources for businesses and individuals seeking additional guidance

For businesses:

For individuals:

Be in the know – Sign up below to receive future editions of GNOTW.

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Heather Dewis
Heather Dewis

Coordinator, Marketing

Good News of the Week – June 12, 2020

Every Friday, ‘Good News of the Week’ features a curation of positive headlines from San Diego, delivered straight to your inbox. A blend of aggregated stories from San Diego’s most trusted news sources and original EDC-created content, GNOTW provides a comprehensive recap of the region’s best stories from the past week.

For the week of June 12, 2020, here’s what we’re reading:

…and here are the events we’re (virtually) attending:

EDC welcomes Julian Parra as new board chair

San Diego is working to recover from a global pandemic and faces systemic race and equity issues that plague all metropolitan economies. To continue driving inclusive growth efforts forward, Julian Parra resumed the role of EDC board chair, after the successful and inspiring tenure of outgoing chair Janice Brown. Read more.

COVID-19 & San Diego:

Amidst everything happening in the world, we need a reminder that there’s plenty of ‘Good News’ to go around in SD. We have also compiled additional resources for businesses and individuals seeking additional guidance

For businesses:

For individuals:

Be in the know – Sign up below to receive future editions of GNOTW.

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Heather Dewis
Heather Dewis

Coordinator, Marketing

Good News of the Week – June 5, 2020

Every Friday, ‘Good News of the Week’ features a curation of positive headlines from San Diego, delivered straight to your inbox. A blend of aggregated stories from San Diego’s most trusted news sources and original EDC-created content, GNOTW provides a comprehensive recap of the region’s best stories from the past week.

For the week of June 5, 2020, here’s what we’re reading:

…and here are the events we’re (virtually) attending:

Black lives matter: our commitment to San Diego

In light of the pain that the US has been facing, we must do better as a region and as a nation. The current and historical racial realities, compounded with the impacts of COVID-19 disproportionately affecting lower-income San Diegans, means we must do everything in our power to make sure we get this post-pandemic recovery right.

If you are a Black entrepreneur or business owner in San Diego and we can help connect you to resources, programs, or other assistance, please contact us here.

Read more

COVID-19 & San Diego:

Amidst everything happening in the world, we need a reminder that there’s plenty of ‘Good News’ to go around in SD. We have also compiled additional resources for businesses and individuals seeking additional guidance

For businesses:

For individuals:

Be in the know – Sign up below to receive future editions of GNOTW.

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Heather Dewis
Heather Dewis

Coordinator, Marketing

Good News of the Week – May 29, 2020

Every Friday, ‘Good News of the Week’ features a curation of positive headlines from San Diego, delivered straight to your inbox. A blend of aggregated stories from San Diego’s most trusted news sources and original EDC-created content, GNOTW provides a comprehensive recap of the region’s best stories from the past week.

For the week of May 29, 2020, here’s what we’re reading:

…and here are the events we’re (virtually) attending:

Last call: Advancing San Diego

Engineering education and training programs: apply by June 1 for the designation of Preferred Provider by Advancing San Diego.

Preferred Provider institutions will gain access to:

  • Paid internships for students at small companies and referrals to opportunities at larger companies
  • Work-based learning opportunities for students including networking events, and career and internship fairs
  • Annual briefings on talent demand alongside local employers

Apply now

COVID-19 & San Diego:

Amidst everything happening in the world, we need a reminder that there’s plenty of ‘Good News’ to go around in SD. We have also compiled additional resources for businesses and individuals seeking additional guidance

For businesses:

For individuals:

Be in the know – Sign up below to receive future editions of GNOTW.

Want to submit your event or news update to our weekly newsletter? Contact us for more information.

Heather Dewis
Heather Dewis

Coordinator, Marketing

Good News of the Week – May 22, 2020

Every Friday, ‘Good News of the Week’ features a curation of positive headlines from San Diego, delivered straight to your inbox. A blend of aggregated stories from San Diego’s most trusted news sources and original EDC-created content, GNOTW provides a comprehensive recap of the region’s best stories from the past week.

For the week of May 22, 2020, here’s what we’re reading:

…and here are the events we’re (virtually) attending:

Reopening San Diego’s small businesses

Small businesses account for 98 percent of San Diego companies – and we’re committed to giving them the tools to succeed for when they’re ready to reopen. We’ve developed step-by-step reopening guides to provide retail establishments, restaurants and bars, and other small businesses with information on current regulations, safety protocol, and recommended business adaptations. Download your free guide.

COVID-19 & San Diego:

Amidst everything happening in the world, we need a reminder that there’s plenty of ‘Good News’ to go around in SD. We have also compiled additional resources for businesses and individuals seeking additional guidance

For businesses:

For individuals:

Be in the know – Sign up below to receive future editions of GNOTW.

Want to submit your event or news update to our weekly newsletter? Contact us for more information.

Heather Dewis
Heather Dewis

Coordinator, Marketing

Good News of the Week – May 15, 2020

Every Friday, ‘Good News of the Week’ features a curation of positive headlines from San Diego, delivered straight to your inbox. A blend of aggregated stories from San Diego’s most trusted news sources and original EDC-created content, GNOTW provides a comprehensive recap of the region’s best stories from the past week.

For the week of May 15, 2020, here’s what we’re reading:

…and here are the events we’re (virtually) attending:

Economy in Crisis series

Incoming data confirmed what most of us already knew: The U.S. economy lost a record number of jobs in April. While San Diego’s employment numbers will likely mirror this trend, the coming recovery presents an opportunity to establish programs that support more equitable growth for all in San Diego. Read more.

COVID-19 & San Diego:

Amidst everything happening in the world, we need a reminder that there’s plenty of ‘Good News’ to go around in SD. We have also compiled additional resources for businesses and individuals seeking additional guidance

For businesses:

For individuals:

Be in the know – Sign up below to receive future editions of GNOTW.

Want to submit your event or news update to our weekly newsletter? Contact us for more information.

Heather Dewis
Heather Dewis

Coordinator, Marketing

Good News of the Week – May 8, 2020

Every Friday, ‘Good News of the Week’ features a curation of positive headlines from San Diego, delivered straight to your inbox. A blend of aggregated stories from San Diego’s most trusted news sources and original EDC-created content, GNOTW provides a comprehensive recap of the region’s best stories from the past week.

For the week of May 8, 2020, here’s what we’re reading:

…and here are the events we’re (virtually) attending:

Apply now: Advancing San Diego

Engineering education and training programs: apply by June 1 for the designation of Preferred Provider by Advancing San Diego.

Preferred Provider institutions will gain access to:

  • Internships for students at small companies and referrals to opportunities at larger companies
  • Work-based learning opportunities for students including networking events, and career and internship fairs
  • Annual briefings on talent demand alongside local employers

Apply now.

COVID-19 & San Diego:

Amidst everything happening in the world, we need a reminder that there’s plenty of ‘Good News’ to go around in SD. We have also compiled additional resources for businesses and individuals seeking additional guidance

For businesses:

For individuals:

Be in the know – Sign up below to receive future editions of GNOTW.

Want to submit your event or news update to our weekly newsletter? Contact us for more information.

Heather Dewis
Heather Dewis

Coordinator, Marketing

Good News of the Week – May 1, 2020

Every Friday, ‘Good News of the Week’ features a curation of positive headlines from San Diego, delivered straight to your inbox. A blend of aggregated stories from San Diego’s most trusted news sources and original EDC-created content, GNOTW provides a comprehensive recap of the region’s best stories from the past week.

For the week of May 1, 2020, here’s what we’re reading:

…and here are the events we’re (virtually) attending:

Join us: San Diego science & the global pandemic

Join us for a virtual panel to learn about the role of San Diego science in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. The best part? This panel is for everyone. Whether you’re a rocket scientist or you failed your freshman year biology class, our expert panelists will break down the science for the non-scientists (like us) and answer all of the COVID-19 questions you’ve been Googling. Read More & Register.

COVID-19 & San Diego:

Amidst everything happening in the world, we need a reminder that there’s plenty of ‘Good News’ to go around in SD. We have also compiled additional resources for businesses and individuals seeking additional guidance

For businesses:

For individuals:

Be in the know – Sign up below to receive future editions of GNOTW.

Want to submit your event or news update to our weekly newsletter? Contact us for more information.

Heather Dewis
Heather Dewis

Coordinator, Marketing