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Central Coast economic development initiative scores $5M state grant

By   /  Friday, October 21st, 2022  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, Regions, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Top Stories, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Central Coast economic development initiative scores $5M state grant

The Uplift Coalition, an economic development coalition of six counties along the Central Coast, has received a $5 million grant through California’s Community Economic Resilience Fund. The grant, announced Oct. 20, will fund a two-year planning process that will allow the counties of Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Read More →

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Opinion: REACH looks back and ahead

By   /  Friday, November 12th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: REACH looks back and ahead

By Melissa James It’s a little funny looking back — though it wasn’t so funny at the time — that REACH was set to debut its 10-year regional economic action plan on March 16, 2020, the very day COVID-19 shut down our schools and communities. As a new economic action coalition serving the Central Coast, Read More →

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Merger wave sweeps region’s chambers and business groups

By   /  Friday, July 30th, 2021  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Merger wave sweeps region’s chambers and business groups

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New name, new plan for economic growth at Vandenberg

By   /  Friday, June 4th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Latest news, middle, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on New name, new plan for economic growth at Vandenberg

People from the private and public sectors believe the newly renamed Vandenberg Space Force Base has the potential to shape the Central Coast economy, and on June 3, those leaders laid out the first phase of their plan. At the online event, REACH — the Regional Economic Action Coalition, a San Luis Obispo-based economic development Read More →

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Cal Poly study: Morro Bay wind power could bring thousands of jobs

By   /  Friday, June 4th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Energy, Green Coast, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly study: Morro Bay wind power could bring thousands of jobs

A wind farm off the coast of Morro Bay could bring 650 jobs and $262 million in annual economic impact to the Central Coast, and an onshore port to assemble and service wind turbines would be a much bigger economic boost, according to a new study by researchers from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The Read More →

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New REACH study: Central Coast businesses were hit hard, but $1.5B in PPP loans softened blow

By   /  Friday, May 21st, 2021  /  Central Coast, Latest news, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on New REACH study: Central Coast businesses were hit hard, but $1.5B in PPP loans softened blow

The pandemic was bad, but without business assistance in the form of the federal Paycheck Protection Program, it could have been so much worse for local businesses. REACH — the Regional Economic Action Coalition, a San Luis Obispo-based economic development nonprofit — released a report May 19 that examined the impact of the pandemic on Read More →

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Central Coast group puts economic data within REACH

By   /  Friday, February 5th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Nonprofits, Subscriber content, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Central Coast group puts economic data within REACH

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