This is California’s Central Coast, where pioneers and innovators come to pursue their passions in a place they love to call home.
Centrally located between Silicon Valley and Los Angeles along California’s coastal 101 highway, SLO and Santa Barbara Counties offer strategic connectivity, with high-speed fiber, uncongested highways and 3 commercial airports.
An energetic startup culture, top-ranked STEM universities, industry-oriented community colleges, strong k12 schools and innovative workforce programs combine to create a pipeline of well-educated and highly skilled workers.
Central Coast-born innovations and ideas are attracting investment and activity in the global marketplace, while our location offers more value than the hyper-competitive real estate and labor markets of California’s metro areas.
We are a Regional Economic Action Coalition uniting public, private
and civic leaders across the Central Coast of California
Accelerate job growth in target industries
By fostering the start-up, attraction and expansion of high-wage industries.
Prepare residents for the jobs of today and tomorrow
By expanding and integrating educational and workforce opportunities.