Equitable Development Plan

Building networks that support early-stage entrepreneurs and accelerate existing neighborhood businesses through training and mentorships, connections to regional partnerships, job opportunities and increased access to financial resources.


The San Diego Promise Zone (SDPZ) is a geographic area comprising three City of San Diego Community Plan Areas: Barrio Logan, Southeastern, and Encanto Neighborhoods. Historically disadvantaged and suffering from a lack of economic investment, these SDPZ neighborhoods have long been characterized by their relatively high unemployment, high poverty, and low educational attainment rates. With a higher share of minorities and immigrants, the culturally-rich communities within the SDPZ also possess
unique barriers to economic growth.

Read the report “San Diego Small Business Lending Collaborative Equitable Development Plan for the San Diego Promise Zone (pdf).