Inclusive San Diego: Getting to inclusive growth and shared prosperity in San Diego County

Monday, April 22, 2019
12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
San Diego Grantmakers
5060 Shoreham Pl, Suite 350, San Diego, CA 92122
$0.00 - Members $0.00 - Non-Member Funders
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20,000 new skilled workers per year – that is the kind of talent pipeline San Diego needs by 2030 to be competitive and prosperous.

This goal was identified by the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and its Inclusive Growth Steering Committee in an effort to promote an inclusive economic growth approach to economic development in San Diego County.

What does it mean for San Diego to grow an inclusive economy? In turn, what does “inclusive growth” demand of all us to achieve it?

As part of its study, the EDC has identified three priority goals toward building an inclusive economy for San Diego County:

  • Build a strong talent pipeline that connects our fastest growing populations with our innovation economy
  • Equip small business to compete by strengthening their ability to adapt and invest in their workforce
  • Address the affordability crisis by ensuring San Diegans can afford a safe and stable place to live and raise their families

This interactive discussion will provide you with a solid understanding of the inclusive economy model, share the data and findings of EDC’s effort to date, with a special emphasis on building a strong talent pipeline for the region, explore how philanthropy in San Diego is currently funding an inclusive economy and where there is room to grow. 



Sarah Bowles
Vice President / Program Officer, JPMorgan Chase

Nikia Clarke
Executive Director, World Trade Center San Diego; Vice President, Economic Development, San Diego
Regional Economic Corporation

Eduardo Velasquez
Manager, Research, San Diego Regional Economic Corporation
Katie Rast
Director, Community
Impact, The San Diego Foundation

Edward Muna
Data Analyst, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at USC

This session will be of interest to all philanthropic actors investing in San Diego and in particular to corporate foundations and giving programs, family foundations and funders in early childhood development, STEAM, education, social enterprise and impact investing.

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