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San Diego's "Education Corridor" Hosts Economic Development Tour

This event occurred in the past

San Diego's "Education Corridor" Hosts Economic Development Tour

This event occurred in the past

San Diego's "Education Corridor" Hosts Economic Development Tour

This event occurred in the past

Date and Time

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018

Location

Linda Vista

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

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Details

Did you know that Linda Vista is one of the only Pre-K through post-graduate STEAM pathways in the country?  That's right--country, not county!  Anchored by USD at one end and Mesa College at the other, this corridor is home to a high concentration of pre-schools, primary schools and secondary schools many of which are focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).  On May 17, 2018 a collaboration of community and civic organizations gathered to showcase Linda Vista, both its assets and opportunities, with an economic development tour.  Using the education corridor as the foundation of the tour, investors, developers, brokers and others were able to learn more about Linda Vista from its land use and development opportunities to its celebrated multilingual, multicultural and diverse demographics.

Over 60 people attended the event which was sponsored by the San Diego Public Library, Linda Vista Planning Group, Morena Business Association, Linda Vista Town Council, Linda Vista Anchor Advisory Board, Civic San Diego, Bayside Community Center and the University of San Diego. The tour was similar to others that Civic San Diego, in collaboration with the community, has helped to organize throughout San Diego (e.g. North ParkEl Cajon BoulevardSD Promise Zone).  

The event began at the Linda Vista Library with Supervisor Ron Roberts, Councilman Scott Sherman, and Civic San Diego's Gustavo Bidart delivering remarks.  Participants walked the neighborhood and were able to see Skateworld and the construction of Thrive School and Bayside Community Center. Once on the bus, the participants heard from local real estate brokers, county and city staff, educators as well as local resident Huy Ngyuen as they toured the length of Linda Vista and headed down to the Morena district and a stop at USD.  

The tour ended back where it began--at the Linda Vista Library.  All in attendance agreed that they walked away understanding more about Linda Vista and its opportunities. For example, Linda Vista has a need for work force and very-low-income affordable housing, for commerical development that recruits education sector tenants and for businesses that benefit from the education corridor's training and talent.  A post-tour meeting is being scheduled and will be posted on the Linda Vista Planning Group's website.

Sponsor(s)

Participants on the Linda Vista Economic Development Tour

This event is open to the public

Post Contact

Malia Pfister
mpfister@sandiego.edu
619-260-4297

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