Economic Development Committee


“Economic Development can be defined as efforts that seek to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for a community by creating and/or retaining jobs and supporting or growing incomes and the tax base.”

As Chair of the Economic Development Committee for the Escondido Chamber, it is my goal to engage the committee in all aspects of economic development in our city. From the self-employed business entrepreneur to the major corporation and developer, each play a vital role in the wellbeing of our community.  

Our number one goal for each chamber member is to create VALUE for their business. Whether VALUE to your company is defined by selling more goods, being ahead of state bills that will impact your business, networking with local business owners, finding new vendors to partner with, community outreach or simply being a part of making your City the best place to live and work, I truly believe the Escondido Chamber and more specifically the Economic Development Committee provides VALUE that no other organization in Escondido or North County can provide.

EDC monthly meetings are held the second Thursday at noon where we bring the most crucial topics impacting Escondido businesses to light. Direct access to city officials is key as we partner to enhance the business experience in Escondido, from start up to expansion.  


Matt Pound
Chair- Economic Development Committee
Escondido Materials/Weir Asphalt Construction



Past Economic Development Committee Meetings