August Board Meeting Recap
We had our first Board Meeting back since our July break. We had the honor of having both Vice Chancellor Rodolfo Torres and Associate Vice Chancellor Rosibel Ochoa from the University of California Riverside in attendance as guest speakers. Our partnership with UCR has been a tremendous help in our foreign business recruitment efforts. We look forward to partnering more with UCR in the future.
Temecula State of the City
This month, the EDC attended the Temecula State of the City, where we heard from the Mayor of Temecula, Zak Schwank, about all the exciting updates with the city.
Project Sun Site Visit
In September, we will host another site visit for a foreign company called “Project Sun.” We look forward to sharing everything our region offers with this company. This project is another connection our executive director, Connie Stopher CEcD, made at SelectUSA earlier this year in Washington D.C. Select USA proves time and time again to be a great tool in our foreign business recruitment. We can’t wait to attend SelectUSA again next year!
In August, our marketing specialist, Leah, attended the International Economic Development Council’s Economic Development Marketing and Attraction Course on August 27th-28th. Leah will be sharing all about the course at the September board meeting.
After our summer hiatus, we are back with our monthly TECHSouthwest meetings. Our first meeting will be held on September 5th from 3:30- 4:30 p.m. at the Temecula Entrepreneur Exchange Building. We have many things to discuss at this next meeting, including our upcoming Manufacturing Idea Exchange event in partnership with the City of Menifee.
Mayor's Advanced Manufacturing Idea Exchange
Our next board meeting will be September 7th at the Temecula Entrepreneur Exchange Building at 9 a.m. This will be a working meeting to focus on topics we discussed at our board retreat in June. Please bring your ideas and collaborative spirit as we work to grow the EDC and strengthen the region together.
We also look forward to attending the Wildomar State of the City in September.
We are working hard in preparation for our second annual regional FAM tour on November 6th-7th, which is very exciting. “FAM tours” are known as familiarization tours where we invite site selectors from across the country from the industries we are interested in and show them everything we have to offer in this region. Last year was a great success; we are using all the feedback to improve this year. If you are interested in sponsoring this year's FAM Tour please contact Connie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EDC FAM TOUR 2022
Connie Stopher, CEcD