Supporting our Local Economy
SDG&E’s operations and infrastructure that deliver safe, reliable, and increasingly renewable power continue to be engines of local jobs and economic development in San Diego and southern Orange Counties.
SDG&E also supports the local economy through support for community colleges, chambers of commerce, economic development corporations, workforce development organizations, and other non-profits that provide technical and other assistance to help micro- to medium-sized businesses create and retain jobs.
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Accion San Diego
Accion San Diego creates economic opportunity for primarily low-to-moderate income business owners that lack access to traditional sources of credit. SDG&E supports Accion’s technical assistance program that strengthen the financial organization of emerging entrepreneurs, helping them thrive in their neighborhood communities.
Learn more about Accion San Diego by visiting www.accionsandiego.org.
San Diego LISC
San Diego LISC helps non-profit community development organizations transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities that are good places to work, do business and raise children. Over 20 years, San Diego LISC has assisted over 32 community development corporations build in over 5,000 affordable and safe homes for approximately 19,000 residents from Oceanside to San Ysidro.
SDG&E supports LISC’s Financial Opportunities Centers (FOCs), which are neighborhood based personal financial empowerment centers that offer employment and career services, financial education and coaching, and low-cost financial products to encourage investment and savings.
Learn more about San Diego LISC by visiting www.lisc.org/san_diego.
Pacific Community Ventures
Pacific Community Ventures (PCV)’s Business Advising program connects small brick-and-mortar business owners and operators with expert business advisors that advise small businesses on strategies that keep their books balanced, retain and create jobs, and create a platform for future business growth.
Learn more about PCV by visiting www.pacificcommunityventures.org.