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September 30, 2023 (El Cajon) – The East County Economic Development Council is excited to announce the return of its annual East County Manufacturing Expo in collaboration with the national Creators Wanted campaign. This year's theme, "Explore, Create, and Innovate - What Does A Future In Manufacturing Look Like?" promises to bring together industry leaders, educators, and aspiring creators on October 3rd, 2023.  

Event Details: 

  • Date: October 3, 2023  
  • Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm  
  • Location: Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA  

Anticipated Highlights: 

The 2023 East County Manufacturing Expo is poised to be a remarkable event, with the following key highlights:  

  • Diverse Attendees: Anticipated to draw thousands of attendees, the event will welcome over five hundred high school students from various schools throughout San Diego County. The East County EDC has collaborated with school districts, workforce organizations, industry partners, and the community to ensure a diverse and engaged audience.  
  • Prominent Manufacturers: Renowned manufacturers, including Taylor Guitars, Quality Controlled Manufacturing Inc., Senior Aerospace Ketema, Toor Knives, Recon RF, GKN Aerospace, General Dynamics NASSCO, and others, have registered to participate, showcasing their contributions to the local manufacturing industry.  
  • Education and Resources: Attendees can explore a wealth of educational and business resource providers. Grossmont College will be featuring its virtual welding machine, offering a glimpse into cutting-edge technology in the field.  
  • Sponsorship: We are proud to have San Diego Gas & Electric as the title sponsor for the 2023 East County EDC Manufacturing Expo. Other sponsors include California Manufacturing Network (CMTC), Public Consulting Group (PCG), Employment Training Panel (ETP), and Grossmont College.  

Opportunity for Manufacturers: 

Manufacturers are encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity to participate in the event, connect with the local community, and showcase their innovations within the manufacturing sector. This expo is an invaluable networking, education, and collaboration platform.  

For more information and to register for the event, please visit  

About East County Economic Development Council: 

The East County Economic Development Council is committed to promoting economic growth and prosperity in East San Diego County. We strive to connect businesses, educators, and the community through various initiatives and partnerships to foster innovation and opportunity.


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