This moment is a once-in-a-generation chance to create a shared vision for the Southern Border Region's future and create space for Imperial and San Diego Counties to work more closely together to benefit each other. An initial collaborative of organizations across Imperial and San Diego Counties has come together to create a big tent and broad strategic partnerships to build community wealth through the development process and state and federal funding opportunities. We would love for you to join the process!
Inclusive engagement across diverse regional stakeholders will be a foundational step in the diversification of California’s economies and the creation of high-quality and broadly accessible jobs
Flexible economic analysis at various geographic scales, including economic flows between different regions, and implementation grants will allow for projects that cross regional boundaries
Leveraging state and federal investments and philanthropic and private-sector investments to maximize recovery
Below is a snapshot of the organizations that have been involved in CERF pre-proposal conversations in our region. To date, there are six key priority areas that have emerged organically from these early discussions. Each topic area is associated with organizations representing both counties and we anticipate lots of interaction across priority areas through the planning process. To explore further, you can hover your cursor over a topic or an organization to see how they are connected.
Don't see your organization on the diagram below or notice a mistake? Please reach out! We’ll look forward to working with you to make sure your organization’s priorities are correctly reflected.