San Diego North Chamber of Commerce

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Through Stronger Commerce

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Economic Development Committee

Committee Chairs

  • Michael Conboy, San Diego Market President
  • Kevin Haagenson, General Manager, Francesca's Restaurant Group
The Economic Development Committee meets monthly on the second Thursday from 8:00 - 9:00 AM at the San Diego North Chamber office (10875 Rancho Bernardo Road, Suite 104, San Diego, CA 92127 (map)

For more information about how to get involved with the Economic Development Committee contact D. Todd Philips at the Chamber

2014 Committee MeetingsJanuary 9, 2014 Meeting
February 20, 2014 Meeting
March 13, 2014 Meeting April 10, 2014 Meeting
May 8, 2014 Meeting
June 12, 2014 MeetingJuly 2014 DARK August 14, 2014 Meeting
September 11, 2014 Meeting
October 9, 2014 Meeting November 13, 2014 Meeting
December 11, 2014 Meeting

2013 Committee MeetingsJanuary 10, 2013 Meeting - Minutes
March 14, 2013 Meeting - Minutes
May 9, 2013 Meeting
July 11, 2013 Meeting - Minutes
September 12, 2013 Meeting - Minutes
November 14, 2013 Meeting - Minutes


About the Committee 

The San Diego North Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to sustaining and growing the region’s diverse businesscommunity and attracting new companies and economies to the area.  Through the Economic Development Committee, the Chamber is able to stay at the forefront of economic development issues in the region.

The mission of the Economic Development Committee is to retain, grow and attract business of all sizes to San Diego North. 

The support of small businesses, fortune 500 corporations,and every level in between makes the Economic Development Committee and the San Diego North Chamber a viable resource for all businesses already in the area, and companies looking to come to San Diego North.

Economic Development Committee guidelines can be found here.

Three main focus areas of the Economic Development Committee are:

Business Development - Identify and promote policies and programs that allow and encourage companies to invest in the region either through retention or expansion.

Workforce Development – Provide a regional workforce that is capable and competent through collaboration with business and academia.

Innovation and Local Economies – Develop and implement strategies to encourage the growth of innovation clusters and local economies in the north region.

Economic Development Subcommittees
CleanTech Corridor SubcommitteeThe CleanTech Corridor is a San Diego North Chamber initiative that seeks to facilitate the creation of a business climate that is advantageous for the cleantech community within the San Diego North Region.  The Cleantech Corridor Subcommittee meets bi-monthly on the second Thursday from 8-9am at the Chamber on months the Economic Development Committee does not meet.   Learn more here.
Workforce Development & Education SubcommitteeThe Workforce Development & Education initiative seeks to help produce a regional workforce that is capable and competent through collaboration with business and academia.   The mission is to grow and retain the skills of today’s workforce and help to promote the current talent pool while advocating for education practices that foster next generation excellence for San Diego North businesses.  The Workforce Development & Education Subcommittee meets bi-monthly on the first Thursday from 8-9am at the Chamber on months the Economic Development Committee does not meet.
Permitting & City/County Services Subcommittee - The Permitting & City/County Services initiative seeks to streamline processes, educate businesses on available business resources, and identify opportunities for cities and county to collaborate on economic development projects for the betterment of the San Diego North region.  The Permitting & City/County Services Subcommittee meets on an ad-hoc basis.