Small Business Districts
Small businesses are the cornerstone of our region’s economy. Here is a list of the Small Business Districts in District 39.
STRATEGIC ALLIANCE SAN DIEGO
San Diego County’s three largest ethnic chambers of commerce formally agreed upon a partnership memorandum of understanding (MOU), forming a Strategic Alliance. Together, all three organizations represent the interests of tens-of-thousands of local businesses throughout the entire region
ASIAN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1990, Asian Business Association of San Diego (ABASD) represents the interests of over 30,000 Asian Pacific Islander (API) owned businesses throughout San Diego County. ABASD believes in building sustainable communities through inclusive economic development and a qualified diverse workforce.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SDCHCC) is San Diego's largest business association representing the San Diego-Tijuana Hispanic Business community. Over the last 20 years the SDCHCC has elevated itself to become the leading Hispanic organization in the County, advocating for the Hispanic businessperson and the Latino community. The diverse membership of over 500 active members and affiliates is an ideal mixture of small business owners, corporate representatives, and government leaders.
CENTRAL BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce utilizes innovative programs, networking opportunities, and business partnerships to advance and strengthen Inclusive Economic Development throughout the City and County of San Diego.
NORTH COUNTY COASTAL
Set your sights on Cedros Avenue, the heart and soul of Solana Beach. Part history, part inspiration, and all charm, the unique experience of Cedros is like a stroll down a charming European side-street. Whether you are a coastal local or adventurous visitor, meander around this special spot often and take advantage of its many treasures and discoveries.
LA JOLLA VILLAGE
The Shops at La Jolla Village in La Jolla, CA offers an unparalleled experience with 171,942 square feet of destination shops and restaurants. Anchors like Nordstrom Rack, CVS and Whole Foods complement an array of eateries and services throughout the center. The Shops at La Jolla Village is conveniently located off of I-5 and Nobel Drive.
LA JOLLA MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION
LJVMA represents approximately 1300 businesses that employ approximately 6500 people. Contracted by the City of San Diego, LJVMA manages the La Jolla Business Improvement District (BID).
COASTAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The San Diego Coastal Chamber of Commerce Champions represents, promotes, and protects a strong business community, representing Carmel Valley, Del Mar, La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Sorrento Valley and Torrey Highlands.
NORTH SAN DIEGO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The North San Diego Business Chamber is a regional Chamber of Commerce focusing on San Diego County north of I-8. Its mission is to build vibrant communities through stronger commerce.
Discover Pacific Beach is the local business improvement district (BID). We are the second largest BID in San Diego, with over 1,500 member businesses. Discover Pacific Beach seeks to revitalize and promote the Pacific Beach community, both physically and economically.
OCEAN BEACH MAINSTREET ASSOCIATION
The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association (OBMA) is comprised of area merchants and professionals dedicated to building a thriving business district that fulfills the needs of the neighboring community and visitors alike. Originally formed in 1978 as the Ocean Beach Merchant's Association, in June of 1998 the OBMA received national and state designation into the "Main Street" program.
CORONADO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Known as “spectacular from shore to shore,” this group is committed to boosting the vitality of Coronado Island's hospitality-related shops, services and restaurants.
CONVOY BUSINESS DISTRICT
This district is considered the commercial and cultural heart for San Diego’s 450,000+ member Asian & Pacific Islander communities. What was once a handful of small mom and pop stores in the 1980’s and 90’s has now grown into a thriving neighborhood led by multi-generational entrepreneurs that have opened hundreds of businesses over the years
There are 600 businesses that run along Adams Avenue through Normal Heights, Kensington, Antique Row and University Heights. The area’s renowned walkability allows residents and visitors alike the opportunity to take in historic landmarks and nature trails.
With a span of over a dozen blocks along University Avenue, the neighborhood has staked its claim of diversity with the 65 foot tall Hillcrest Pride Flag at Pride Plaza on one end of the rainbow, and its famed and historic Hillcrest sign on the other.
North Park Main Street (NPMS) is dedicated to supporting the interests of small businesses. NPMS is a Business Improvement District (BID), and one of 17 that exist throughout the City of San Diego. Efforts at NPMS are 1) to support small business 2) offer benefits to those businesses within our district boundaries 3) create an awareness of the greater North Park area that will serve the entire City of San Diego.
When taking a stroll through South Park you can feel the heart and soul that goes into the eclectic mix of over 70 independently owned small businesses that operate in this charming, tree-lined neighborhood. New and old businesses alike work together to create a healthy business district for visitors near and far to enjoy.
SAN DIEGO BUSINESS EQUALITY ASSOCIATION
Formerly the GSDBA, this organization is the LGBTQ & Ally Chamber of Commerce. Members work in the for-profit, not-for-profit and public sectors representing business and professional leaders who are self-employed/sole proprietors, business owners, CEO's, elected officials, government employees, students and retirees.
DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO
GASLAMP QUARTER ASSOCIATION
The Gaslamp Quarter Association® (GQA) is a non-profit 501(c)6 merchants association, representing more than 400 businesses located in within the boundaries of the Gaslamp Quarter. The GQA is the second oldest Business Improvement District in the City of San Diego, and is contracted by the City to manage and promote the Gaslamp Quarter National Historic District, and is partially funded by the City of San Diego’s Small Business Enhancement Program.
OLD TOWN CHAMBER
Old Town is the historic heart of San Diego. Created in 1769, Old Town San Diego was California's first settlement with only a mission and a fort.
INLAND SAN DIEGO
COLLEGE AREA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
The College Area Economic Development Corporation, commonly known as “College Area Business District” is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and serves as a small business advocacy organization meeting the needs of the business owners and commercial property owners along El Cajon Boulevard between 54th Street and 73rd Street.
EL CAJON BOULEVARD BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
Formed in 1988, The El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association is one of the 17 Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) of San Diego. The Boulevard membership includes over 1,000 small businesses. The district encompasses 60 blocks along El Cajon Boulevard from Park Boulevard to Dayton Street, traversing the communities of University Heights, North Park, Normal Heights, Kensington, Talmadge and City Heights.