The East County EDC has partnered with the South County EDC to create a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Task Force designed to improve the prosperity of our businesses and residents. As part of the CEDS, our action plan is to collaboratively support, integrate, and expand business development and entrepreneurship, education and workforce development, infrastructure development, and quality of life in the CEDS area. A CEDS is required to qualify for Economic Development Administration (EDA) assistance under its public works, economic adjustment, and most planning programs, and is a prerequisite for designation by EDA as an Economic Development District (EDD).  The EDA has approved our CEDS submission.

To view the official South/East County CEDS website with a CEDS map, latest report, meeting minutes, and more click here.

2016 – 2020 Central, South, and East San Diego County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

CEDS Report 2016-2020 (PDF)

Appendix A                       Appendix B                       Appendix C                       Appendix D


Other CEDS Material

CEDS Member Recruitment

San Diego South/East County CEDS Study Area Brochure

South and East San Diego County 2011 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Updated January 2013

Map depicting the 2013 Unemployment and PCI data for the CEDS study area by census tract (ACS 2009-2013)

2014 East/South San Diego County CEDS Updated Annual Accomplishments Report

2015 East/South San Diego County CEDS Annual Performance Report (Under Review)

Disaster Preparedness Forum

South County and East County Economic Development Councils will be hosting a Disaster Preparedness Forum for businesses on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. In an effort to help businesses prepare and be more resilient for a wide array of disasters, experts in the fields of emergency services, utility services, law enforcement and officials from the County of San Diego will convey information on how to properly prepare for a disaster, both natural and man-made. County Supervisors Greg Cox will make brief introductory remarks. See flyer below for details.