CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL COAST

An innovative + forward-focused economy within reach

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Welcome to Reach

The West Coast launchpad for commercial space and offshore wind

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A thriving hub of tech start-ups and global companies

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A talent pipeline fueled by top-ranked engineering + stem programs

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A central location with hassle-free access to major markets

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A coastal paradise with unmatched quality of life

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It’s All Within Reach on California’s Central Coast — San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties

A Clean Energy Powerhouse

Already home to some of the world’s largest solar farms and one of the world’s largest proposed battery storage projects, the Central Coast will host the nation’s first floating offshore wind farms.

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A Clean Energy Powerhouse

Already home to some of the world’s largest solar farms and one of the world’s largest proposed battery storage projects, the Central Coast will host the nation’s first floating offshore wind farms.

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A Prime Frontier for Space

Anchored by the nation’s West Coast space launch site at Vandenberg SFB, the region is gaining altitude as a leader in the new commercial space race and air mobility innovation.

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Fertile Entrepreneurial Grounds

Sonos, Jamba Juice, Deckers and MindBody are among the many companies born and raised on the Central Coast, joining the likes of Amazon, Google, Zoom and other global companies with operations here.

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The Numbers

California’s Central Coast offers all the ingredients for business growth.

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stress-free airports with dozens of direct flights connecting you to hundreds of destinations
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annual engineering and science grads from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and UC-Santa Barbara
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cities and dozens of communities with a robust network of assets and amenities

Key Industries

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Space + Aerospace

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Clean Tech + Energy

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Offshore Wind

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Technology + Innovation

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Precision Manufacturing

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Agtech

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Health + Life Sciences

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Building + Construction

About

We are a regional economic action coalition uniting public, private and civic leaders across the Central Coast.

Our vision is a sustainable, inclusive economy with opportunities for all residents to enjoy productive, fulfilling lives.

About Reach

Our Investors

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Explore our work

Dive into the initiatives bolstering a resilient Central Coast economy

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Join the movement

Discover how you can be part of building a stronger Central Coast

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Get to know REACH

Find out more about the mission, team, partners and engagement bodies

Help us build a stronger Central Coast

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