Cindy Gompper-Graves Gompper-Graves: “I don’t think it’s incentives that make companies grow, but we hope to make their growth easier in South San Diego County and all of San Diego County.”

SAN DIEGO—An influx of military ships and personnel, as well as a host of new and old incentives for helping related businesses to thrive in the region, makes South County the place to be, South County Economic Development Council’s Cindy Gompper-Graves tells SCEDC is launching a Business Incentive Matrix to help defense companies grow and thrive.

The matrix outlines the major incentives SCEDC compiled while surveying cities, utilities and government entities throughout San Diego County and is intended to assist companies with expanding and hiring in the San Diego region. It includes fee reductions, rebates, financing opportunities, expedited processing, employer training reimbursements and assistance. The incentives are offered by various jurisdictions and requirements to obtain incentives vary with each incentive.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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