DenMat has acquired most of the dental assets of Fort Collins, Co.-based Zila and will move those operations to its Lompoc headquarters, adding more warehouse space and ramping up hiring in sales, marketing and manufacturing.
LeftLane Sports has hit the ground running. Five years after its inception, the sporting goods retailer has close to 90 people working in San Luis Obispo and plans to have as many as 180 by the end of the year.
Anyone who thinks the clean energy economy isn’t working clearly needs to visit the Central Coast.
San Luis Obispo can expect to see a slight increase in solar-power industry jobs with a recent deal that split up REC Solar and sold off its residential installation business to a San Francisco firm.
CEO Mike Sheldon said the company has been aggressively pursuing a “growth through diversification” strategy, adding maintenance services as well as servers and hard drives to its product lineup.
The city’s comeback is being fueled in part by the housing bust, which left it as a rare find in the region — a large community with affordable homes, condos and apartments and a skilled workforce.
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.