Welcome New Member
Thank you to our newest member, Rady Children’s Hospital for joining the EDC and supporting regional economic development.
October Board Meeting
The October Board meeting was a great conversation. We had Aaron Hake, from the RCTC as our guest speaker. He discussed current transportation projects and the exciting projects that will be taking place in the future within the region. Aaron plans to return as regional 2024 Traffic Relief Plan is available.
Mayor's Advanced Manufacturing Idea Exchange
We partnered with the City of Menifee to host our third and final Idea Exchange for the year. This Idea exchange focused on creating a work experience pipeline for regional students. We had Valerie Backus from Murrieta Valley Unified School District, Dominic Flores from Paulson Manufacturing, and Juan Carlos Duron from Optiform. Thank you to all the attendees for contributing to the conversations and our annual sponsors JDS Creative Academy, Brookfield Properties, Menifee’s VFW Post 1956, and the Law Offices of Rosenstein and Rosenstein.
Lake Elsinore State of the City
This month we also attended the Lake Elsinore State of the City, which included a firework show, a new lake management plan to further enhance lake recreation at LaunchPointe, including fishing, swimming, and watercraft activities, and innovative homeless resources and outreach. The city also highlighted their LaunchPointe CaliSplash Waterpark, the Bobber at the Lake restaurant, and RV/ Yurt rentals.
Site Selectors Guild
Our Executive Director, Connie Stopher CEcD, attended the Site Selectors Guild in New Orleans, LA. She will be sharing more about that event at our November board meeting.
City of Menifee State of the City
We also attended Menifee’s State of the City Address at the new MSJC Stadium at their Menifee campus. The State of the City doubled as a party as the City celebrated its 15th Birthday.
November Board Meeting
Our next board meeting will take place this Thursday, November 2nd, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Temecula Entrepreneur Exchange building (TVE2). Our November meeting will be a working meeting where we will be developing the organization’s strategic plan.
Second Annual Fam Tour
On November 6th-7th, we will host our second Annual “FAM” tour. The bus tour will take site selectors through the region to see our development opportunities, meet our local community leaders, and learn why this is the best region in California to bring new business. Thank you to our FAM tour sponsors, Pechanga, SoCal Gas, The Toll Roads of Orange County, and all our community partners for making this event happen.
Last month we had an exciting visit from “Project Sun”. We are working hard to finalize a location for them in the region. The Taiwanese company has invited our Executive Director, Connie Stopher CEcD, to meet with other companies who are trying to get into the US market. Connie will spend a week in Taiwan, meeting with various businesses and leaders.
No November TechSouthwest
Due to the busy nature of the month, we unfortunately must cancel our November TechSouthwest meeting as it collides with our Regional “FAM” tour. Our next meeting will be on December 12th from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the TVE2 building. At this meeting, we will begin strategizing for our next industry-focused Idea Exchange.
Connie Stopher, CEcD