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Two Central Coast economic development nonprofits to merge

By   /  Thursday, December 17th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Nonprofits, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Two Central Coast economic development nonprofits to merge

The economic development groups Reach and the San Luis Obispo Economic Vitality Corporation announced a merger on Dec. 17, one that will bring the EVC under the Reach banner in a combined effort to improve the economies of San Luis Obispo County and northern Santa Barbara County. The boards of both Reach and the EVC Read More →

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Warehouse space soaring near San Luis Obispo airport

By   /  Friday, September 1st, 2017  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Real Estate, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Warehouse space soaring near San Luis Obispo airport

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PG&E donates to EVC-SLO County to create stronger economy

By   /  Friday, January 27th, 2017  /  Central Coast, Latest news  /  Comments Off on PG&E donates to EVC-SLO County to create stronger economy

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. donated a $25,000 grant to the Economic Vitality Corp. of San Luis Obispo County that aims to help create a strong regional economy. The grant will support the corporation’s countywide Economic Strategy Project that analyzes the local economy and helps business start and expand in an area known for its Read More →

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Small-business groups can match banks, borrowers

By   /  Friday, September 6th, 2013  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Small-business groups can match banks, borrowers

Business is as much about who you know as what you know.

Long-time art gallery owner Sylvia White came to realize that as she struggled to get financing to purchase a building in downtown Ventura. She had purchased the gallery space with owner financing several years earlier. But now the five-year period on that high-interest loan was coming up, and White needed a bank to take over. She was turned down by lenders again and again.

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Anatomy of a business failure: How one small firm was squeezed out

By   /  Friday, September 6th, 2013  /  Latest news, Small Business, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Anatomy of a business failure: How one small firm was squeezed out

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Editorial: SLO general plan sizes up the county’s strengths

By   /  Friday, November 2nd, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: SLO general plan sizes up the county’s strengths

The plan defines “clusters of opportunity” that really try to identify areas where SLO County can provide opportunity to young and emerging business leaders.

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SLO County gets on same eco-devo page

By   /  Friday, November 19th, 2010  /  Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on SLO County gets on same eco-devo page

More than 100 business leaders and the county of San Luis Obispo have produced what’s being called a first-ever economic strategy for creating more private-sector jobs on the Central Coast. The 45-page game plan was produced by the Economic Vitality Corp. of San Luis Obispo and funded with $50,000 from the county and more than Read More →

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