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Paso Robles named Wine Region of the Year

By   /  Tuesday, November 12th, 2013  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Tourism, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Paso Robles named Wine Region of the Year

Paso Robles wine country has been named Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine, beating out long-established players.

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2014 Amgen Tour set to cycle through four of region’s cities

By   /  Tuesday, November 5th, 2013  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on 2014 Amgen Tour set to cycle through four of region’s cities

The 2014 Amgen Tour of California, the largest cycling race in the U.S., will visit four cities in the Tri-Counties in May. The eight-day annual event will roll through Cambria, Pismo Beach and Santa Barbara before concluding at the finish line in Thousand Oaks.

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Economists call on Santa Barbara County to embrace economic development

By   /  Monday, November 4th, 2013  /  Central Coast, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Economists call on Santa Barbara County to embrace economic development

Santa Barbara County needs to rethink the role of economic development if it is going to retain upper middle class and head of household jobs.

That was the theme of the Oct. 31 annual summit of the Santa Barbara Technology & Industry Association. Held on Halloween day at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott hotel in Buellton, the event painted a scary economic future for the county.

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With merger and TechPitch win, SLO’s startups are on the fast track

By   /  Friday, November 1st, 2013  /  Central Coast, Columns, Small Business, Technology  /  Comments Off on With merger and TechPitch win, SLO’s startups are on the fast track

In the past couple of weeks, Alex Minicucci has successfully merged his fast-growing mobile marketing company with a publicly traded firm out of Iowa. Meanwhile, an entrepreneurial emergency room doctor from Nipomo came up a with a brilliantly simple solution for holding an iPad one handed that swept the most comprehensive tech pitch night on the Central Coast to date.

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Refinery rail project would ease crude oil supply concerns

By   /  Friday, November 1st, 2013  /  Central Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Refinery rail project would ease crude oil supply concerns

A Phillips 66 refinery on the Nipomo Mesa is hoping to supplement its dwindling inflow of California crude by extending a rail spur that will allow it to import oil from out of state.

The refinery — tucked away off of Highway 1 in South San Luis Obispo County — is a little-known yet critical part of the Golden State’s petroleum infrastructure. It processes the state’s heavy, sour crude into semi-refined products that flow through 200 miles of pipeline to Conoco’s 128,000-barrel-a-day facility in Rodeo in the Bay Area, where it is turned into gasoline.

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Mindbody breaks ground on $20M campus in SLO tech corridor

By   /  Tuesday, October 29th, 2013  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Real Estate, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Mindbody breaks ground on $20M campus in SLO tech corridor

San Luis Obispo is set to get its flagship high-tech campus as software company MindBody CEO Rick Stollmeyer and local officials broke ground Oct. 29 on a $20 million project including a new office building, four-story parking structure and promenade that will link with an existing facility, eventually boosting employment to 1,300 people.

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Heritage buy sets stage to compete in big leagues

By   /  Friday, October 25th, 2013  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Central Coast, East Ventura County, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Heritage buy sets stage to compete in big leagues

With its $56.4 million purchase of another Central Coast bank, Heritage Oaks Bancorp lays the foundation to build the region’s next big community banking franchise and emerges as the dominant player in the market.

Paso Robles-based Heritage Oaks said Oct. 21 that it is buying Mission Community Bank, based in San Luis Obispo, in a cash-and-stock deal expected to close in the first quarter of 2014. The combined bank would have $1.5 billion in assets, making it the largest bank based in the Tri-Counties.

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