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Levels of personal protective equipment for tri-county medical providers are holding steady as all three counties are facing manageable levels of COVID-19 spread, public health officials said. None of the three counties have had to dip into their surge planning, and hospitals have started reaching out to their local communities to let them know that Read More →
Merging the chambers of commerce for Santa Barbara and Goleta is a logical step but it took a global economic crisis to force the decision. In case you missed it, the Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region and the Goleta Chamber of Commerce announced April 24 that they will combine memberships, creating an organization with Read More →
San Luis Obispo County-based Economic Vitality Corporation has launched an online platform to connect regional businesses with new workers. The economic development nonprofit said April 29 the tool will help Central Coast companies attract and retain new employees from the area and farther out. “Local businesses aiming to hire talent from elsewhere are challenged to Read More →
With public officials and some health departments beginning to pivot toward re-opening the Tri-Counties for business, there is a single message that stands out — one size fits all won’t work for California. The state is too big, with too much geography and too much diversity of population density to respond to a single approach. Read More →
Manufacturers are finding niche opportunities as Central Coast operations pivot to serve essential industries like health care in order to survive a deep downturn. The shift has resonated throughout the supply chain as manufacturers aim to retain all-important relationships. “The challenge isn’t just in operating, keeping your doors open, it’s keeping supplies and components coming Read More →
Two of the region’s largest chambers of commerce have agreed to merge, creating a regional chamber for South Santa Barbara County that mirrors efforts elsewhere in the region. The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region and the Goleta Chamber of Commerce announced April 24 that they will combine memberships, creating an organization with more than Read More →