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 →
NAI Capital took a look at regional trends from the last 10 years but also asked office market professionals where they see the market going in the near future for its COVID-19 Impact Survey, which was released April 13. “The financial impact on coworking spaces and office landlords in general will likely grow exponentially the Read More →
This is what flattening the curve looks like. Across the Tri-Counties, new coronavirus cases are beginning to level off — with the exception of the Lompoc area, where a federal correctional center has emerged as a rare hot spot. Case counts and deaths per 100,000 population are low compared to other parts of the country Read More →
Questions remain as the Small Business Administration ran out of funding for the Payroll Protection Program on April 16. The fund started with $349 billion, which was quickly loaned out to businesses across the nation — but not to everyone at the same time. Independent contractors and self-employed people were able to apply for the Read More →
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Hundreds of weddings in the Tri-Counties have been canceled or postponed since governmental orders forbade people from gathering in groups to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The ban cratered the industry on the Central Coast, which saw weekends in half of March, all of April and now parts of May become untenable. “It’s devastating to Read More →