Ideas + Innovation Grow Here

An emerging clean energy hot spot. A principal frontier in the new Space Age. A vibrant hub of technology, biotech, precision manufacturing and agtech, from start-ups to industry leaders.

This is California’s Central Coast, where pioneers and innovators come to pursue their passions in a place they love to call home.

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Halfway between Silicon Valley and Los Angeles along CA’s coastal 101 highway, SLO and Santa Barbara Counties offer strategic connectivity, with high-speed fiber, uncongested highways, several harbors and three commercial airports.

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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.

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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.

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About Reach

We are a Regional Economic Action Coalition uniting public, private
and civic leaders across the Central Coast of California

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