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City Heights to Host Inaugural Business Expo on Saturday, June 29

SAN DIEGO – The City Heights Community Development Corp. (CDC) will hosts its first-ever City Heights Business Expo on Saturday, June 29 to highlight small businesses and micro-enterprises that have received technical and financial assistance from local nonprofits in order to start up, grow and thrive in this unique mid-city neighborhood.

The project is supported by the City Heights Economic Development Collaborative (CHEDC), comprised of long-time advocates of economic growth in the area, including the El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association, the Fair @44 and the City of San Diego.

The event aims to showcase a diverse mix of local entrepreneurs, promote innovative business concepts and educate community members on the services and resources available to aspiring business owners. In addition to informational booths, there will also be a variety of local food and product vendors, multi-cultural dance and music performers, and VIP guest speakers.

Representatives from each participating organization will be available to offer hands-on technical support to aspiring new business owners as well as those looking to expand their established businesses. Micro-business lender Accion San Diego will also be on site to provide information about financing options. All resources are being offered free of charge.

Local business owners that have benefitted from these community resources are available to share their stories, including Dojo Café (who received technical support from the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation) and Sabor Piri Piri (a pop-up business serving Mozambique cuisine that received technical support from the City Heights CDC).

Event Details:

  • Where: Fair@44, 4350 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92105

  • When: Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 4-8pm

  • Who: City Heights Community Development Corporation and other community partners

  • What: Coaching, resources and support for hundreds of current or potential business owners

  • Why: To support a community-oriented local economy in City Heights


Founded in 1981, the City Heights Community Development Corp. (CHCDC) has been committed to providing quality comprehensive services to meet the needs of the City Heights community, including affordable housing, economic development, neighborhood improvements and community building opportunities.

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