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Central Coast leads the way as solar, tourism boost SLO County recovery

By   /  Friday, November 22nd, 2013  /  Central Coast, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Central Coast leads the way as solar, tourism boost SLO County recovery

In remarks prepared for the 2014 SLO County Economic Forecast Breakfast on Nov. 22, Jordan Levine of Beacon Economics said only San Luis Obispo, San Jose, San Francisco and Bakersfield have gone positive when it comes to the pre-recession jobs peak.

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Emissions cap prompts oil firm backlash

By   /  Friday, November 22nd, 2013  /  Central Coast, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Emissions cap prompts oil firm backlash

Santa Barbara County’s decision to impose a strict cap on carbon emissions from a proposed oil project puts the county at a competitive disadvantage in California and likely will cut into the money energy firms pump into the regional economy.

The Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Nov. 12 to require Santa Maria Energy to cap its carbon emissions at 10,000 tons per year. Santa Maria Energy had proposed 136 wells for a site near Orcutt.

Santa Barbara County’s oil is thick and viscous. In order to extract it, companies inject steam into wells to soften the oil. Burning natural gas to create the steam is what generates the bulk of carbon emissions.

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Study: Skilled workers priced out of San Luis Obispo

By   /  Friday, November 15th, 2013  /  Central Coast, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Study: Skilled workers priced out of San Luis Obispo

The findings highlight a pervasive mismatch between the high price of even starter homes and the number of jobs that pay wages high enough to support those prices. Experts say the gap is a significant roadblock to the state’s economic growth.

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Shale Oak Winery turns heads with design and green focus

By   /  Friday, November 15th, 2013  /  Central Coast, Columns, Tourism, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Shale Oak Winery turns heads with design and green focus

Shale Oak Winery’s tasting room in Paso Robles is one of the more eye-catching in the area with its colorful, angular facade of stained glass in a geometric pattern.

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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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