OUR MISSION:

To build a stronger North County economy though regional collaboration and leadership.
We value public and private sectors working together as community partners to sustain and strategically grow the economic base of North San Diego County.

EVENTS

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OUR STAFF

INVESTORS

WHY INVEST?

2019 Goals + Progress:

1. MARKET THE REGION

SDNEDC will market economic development opportunities and amplify positive news about the North County economy.

In 2019, we will:

  • Directly assist at least 6 companies interested in establishing a new presence in North County
  • Grow social media
  • Facilitate at least 10 positive news artcles about the North County Economy in regional news publications or outlets

%

Twitter impressions

of 400,000 annual goal

2. RETAIN EMPLOYMENT

SDNEDC will help existing North County employers grow by helping them solve specific business challenges.

In 2019, we will:

  • Meet with 36 existing employers
  • Engage the Broker Community
  • Launch Chairman’s CEO Dinner

%

meetings with existing employers

of 36 annual goal

3. CONNECTING EMPLOYERS & EDUCATORS

SDNEDC will connect K-16 educators and employers through events and individual meetings to strengthen workforce programs throughout North County.

In 2019, we will:

  • Produce North County Engineering and Manufacturing Day;
  • Carry out research on “gaps” in North County’s employer-educator ecosystem;
  • Develop at least 6 research reports on in-demand occupations in North County.

%

companies participating in Engineering Day

of 20 annual goal

4. RESEARCH & REPORTS

SDNEDC will conduct research and collect data on the North County industries and clusters that are driving economic prosperity. SDNEDC will also carry out economic forecasts, undertake economic impact reports, and conduct specialized research services for clients and investors.

In 2019, we will:

  • Produce at least 10 research reports and briefs
  • Release the 2019 North County Indicators Report
  • Carry out at least 4 economic impact reports

%

research reports

of 10 annual goal

Upcoming Events

Biomanufacturing Workshop 9-20-19

Biomanufacturing Workshop 9-20-19

Join professors, students, and community members for a FREE morning of science experiments! Did you know that MiraCosta College now offers a Bachelor's Degree in Biomanufacturing? This workshop will help you learn more about the program and get a taste for...

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San Diego Tech Hub September Meeting 9-24-19

San Diego Tech Hub September Meeting 9-24-19

Networking. An important part of how our society connects to exchange information and services. It provides a forum that could lead to a job offer, funding for a business venture, or a lasting friendship. However, the on-going hunt for the perfect connection has...

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Emerging Leaders Social Hour 9-26-19

Emerging Leaders Social Hour 9-26-19

What does it take to create a thriving business? Join us for an Emerging Leaders Social Hour on September 26 with guest speaker Kyle Moss!Kyle Moss will elaborate on the role she played at Qualcomm through her work on Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Impact...

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Past Events

Startup Weekend San Diego 8-23 to 8-25

Startup Weekend San Diego 8-23 to 8-25

Startup Weekend San Diego is back in Carlsbad on August 23-25! If you're not familiar, Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers and business development folks come together to pitch an idea and launch a business, all in one weekend. It is a great...

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Hunter Industries Food Packaging Event – 8-17-19

Hunter Industries Food Packaging Event – 8-17-19

Join the Fight Against Hunger! Hunter Industries is teaming up again with Friends and Family Community Connection (FFCC) to provide local support in the battle against world hunger. FFCC is a local non-profit organization that has a vision to eliminate starvation by...

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Doing Business with the State of California 8-7-2019

Doing Business with the State of California 8-7-2019

The Department of General Services (DGS) in partnership with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will host a State Government Procurement Workshop on "Doing Business with the State of California." This informative workshop is designed to increase...

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The Board of Directors

Mark Kalpakgian

The Classical Academies

 

Tory Walker

Tory R Walker Engineering

 

Chris Weissmann

Silvergate Bank

 

Sarah Villarreal

Cal State San Marcos

 

Brian C. Lee

Wells Fargo

 

Rich Freeark

C.W. Driver

 

Julie Wright

(W)right on Communications

 

Scotty Lombardi

Hunter Industries

 

Michael Hadland

Cox Communications

 

Aaron Byzak

Tri-City Medical Center

 

Kristin Huyck

 MiraCosta College

 

Karen Brust

City of Encinitas

 

Heather Ferrante

ViaSat

 

Dale Ganzow

San Diego Business Journal

 

Ed Quinlan

CHIP

 

Chris Graham

National University

 

Risa Baron

SD County Water Authority

 

Sara Katz

Katz & Associates

 

Dominic Engles

Stone Brewery

 

Kimberly Thorner

Olivenhain MWD

 

Joe Gabaldon

SDG&E

 

Jill Barrett

Harrah’s Southern California

 

Molly Addington

Wells Fargo

 

Kim Folsom

LIFT Enterprises

 

Linda Bailey

Community Strategies Group

 

Julie Wright

(W)right on Communications

 

Madeline Baudoin

American Medical Response

 

Dr. Margie Fritch

Palomar Community College

 

EX OFFICIO:

 

Kevin Ham

City of Vista

 

Tess Radmill Sangster

City of San Marcos

 

Christie Marcella

City of Carlsbad

 

Michelle Geller

City of Escondido

 

Tracey Bohlen

City of Oceanside

 

Sam Jammal

US Marine Corp Base,
Camp Pendleton

 

Kierstin Rielly

Innovate78

 

Corrine Busta

County of San Diego,
District 3

 

Juanita Hayes

County of San Diego
District 5

 

Our Staff

W. Erik Bruvold

Chief Executive Officer

Erik is the Chief Executive Officer of the San Diego North Economic Development Council. As CEO, Erik has responsibility for all council operations, including programming, economic development services, and regional economic research and analysis.

Before accepting this position, he was the Chief Economist with the National University System and the President of the National University System Institute for Policy Research. He had responsibility for examining how academic programs throughout the system aligned with workforce needs in the communities the system services. While at National he also was head of a university-affiliated public policy and economic think tank where he oversaw the authorship of more than 100 economic and policy studies focusing on regional economic competitiveness. Topics the institute studied ranged from an examination of the impact of the supply chain of San Diego shipbuilding industry to the economic impact of QUALCOMM to an estimation of the size and economic impact of San Diego’s short-term rental industry.

Before joining the National University System, Erik was Vice President for Public Policy & Research for the San Diego Regional EDC. While at EDC he headed up the organization’s research division while also leading several specific responses to such challenges as the last round of the Defense Base Realignment and Closure process and campaign to pass a ½ cent sales tax to fund vital infrastructure improvements.

He has taught at college level courses in political science, urban economic development, urban planning and international relations. He holds a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Denver and a Masters from the University of California, San Diego. When he isn’t pouring over economic forecasts, he is enjoying biking with his two children and wife in beautiful San Diego.

Jacqueline Colarusso

Marketing & Events Coordinator

Jacqueline is the Marketing and Events Coordinator for the San Diego North Economic Development Council. Her responsibilities include managing social media and email marketing, coordinating events of all sizes, compiling research reports, and overseeing the design of the SDNEDC website and marketing collateral.

Prior to her employment with the SDNEDC, Jacqueline was a Digital Media Marketing Intern for Workspace Digital in Roselle, Illinois. She previously lived in Los Angeles for four years while obtaining a Bachelors degree in Sociology from UCLA.  Aside from studying, Jacqueline spent her time volunteering for UCLA UniCamp and working as a Supervisor and Procurement Assistant for two campus stores.

A native Iowan, Jacqueline is enjoying all the opportunities and activities sunny San Diego has to offer.

SDNEDC Investors:

BENEFITS OF INVESTING

When you invest in the SDNEDC, you are investing in your own economic future.
We use your resources to market the region, work directly with employers to meet their needs and connect the region’s education leaders with private sector innovators to strengthen our talent pipeline.

Access to regional leadership:

Several times through the year, SDNEDC hosts events with North County’s elected officials and key leaders in the non-profit and private sector. They are convening places for those interested in issues that transcend individual cities and  impact the broader North County. Several of these events are limited solely to investors, providing an opportunity to connect in small group settings with the people that make the key decisions about North County.

"Red Team" membership:

To assist businesses either locating to San Diego North County or expanding in our region, SDNEDC will assemble “Red Teams” compromised of public and private sector partners. While we put the interests of these “clients” first, we always first consider the expertise of our current investors when thinking about the resources that will add value.

Community spotlight:

SDNEDC’s Newsletters reach over 4,000 North County readers each week and our social media posts are seen by tens of thousands of readers each month. We promote key events that investors want to promote, amplify their news and help increase their marketing reach. We have specialized services for different industries, such as our featured commercial property messages for the commercial real estate community.

Business-friendly initiatives:

For more than 25 years SDNEDC, has been a leading voice for public policy in North County. Investors are able to bring issues to the attention of our Board of Directors. Since 2018, SDNEC has successfully advocated for changes to state law concerning tax treatment of manufacturing expenses, several new commercial and residential projects and successfully fought off several actions which would have negatively impacted the cost of doing business in North County.

info@sdnedc.org

760-510-5919

WHAT WE DO

EVENTS

Business Assistance

North County's Economy

Workforce + Education

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