The Southeast Community Development Corporation (SCDC), a non-profit organization, was incorporated in April of 1994 and was conceived from the realization that serious social and economic problems existed in the Southeast’s eight member cities.

Elected officials from the cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Maywood, South Gate, and Vernon were brought together by former State Senator Martha Escutia (30th District) to address issues of economic development from a regional perspective.

SCDC was created on the belief that community problems must be solved by the community itself and is committed to utilizing resources within the community. With local funding sources SCDC has continued to be a strong investment in the communities it serves.

SCDC has a history of managing community projects and producing positive results. It has administered bus shuttles for the cities of Montebello and Huntington Park, administered a federally funded house renovation project for the city of Huntington Park, administered a 2000 Census Questionnaire Assistance Center, distributed loans through the Small Business Micro Loan Program, administered a business assistance center, formed a Southeast Health Coalition, and co-sponsored a college scholarship program and college conference fair for students in the Southeast area.