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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  /  No Comments

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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New study puts Vandenberg at $5.8B in economic impact, 20K jobs

By   /  Friday, May 14th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Latest news, middle, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on New study puts Vandenberg at $5.8B in economic impact, 20K jobs

Editor’s note: This article was updated shortly after it was posted to include information about the planned renaming of the base. Vandenberg Air Force Base was responsible for 20,000 jobs and $5.8 billion in economic activity in 2020, with room to grow to $7.9 billion in output by 2030, according to a new study by Read More →

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Street Smarts: Vandenberg’s name change puts space front and center

By   /  Friday, March 12th, 2021  /  Columns, Latest news, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Street Smarts: Vandenberg’s name change puts space front and center

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Mars rover lands safely, with drone helicopter from Simi Valley on board

By   /  Thursday, February 18th, 2021  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, Technology, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Mars rover lands safely, with drone helicopter from Simi Valley on board

The Mars 2020 rover, carrying on board a first-of-its-kind drone developed by Simi Valley-based AeroVironment, touched down in the Jezero Crater on Feb. 18. The rover was confirmed to have landed safely at 12:56 p.m. Pacific Time, after what’s known as the “seven minutes of terror,” a delay in signal between the Red Planet and Read More →

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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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Vandenberg advocates vow to keep fighting

By   /  Friday, November 20th, 2020  /  right, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Vandenberg advocates vow to keep fighting

Advocates of Vandenberg Air Force base as the headquarters for the U.S. military’s new Space Command say they’re not giving up, despite the omission of the Lompoc-area base from the list of finalists for the site. The U.S. Air Force announced its finalists on Nov. 19. The six locations are in New Mexico, Nebraska, Florida, Read More →

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Reaching for job growth in San Luis Obispo County

By   /  Friday, July 17th, 2020  /  right  /  Comments Off on Reaching for job growth in San Luis Obispo County

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