Federal grant could boost Santa Barbara, SLO counties’ aerospace industry

A coalition of organizations and agencies hopes to use a federal grant to stimulate the economy along a swath of six Central Coast counties, with a particular focus on boosting the aerospace industry.

Regional Economic Action Coalition, or REACH, has forged an alliance of 12 nonprofit groups, colleges and universities as well as one federal agency to apply for grant funds that would drive eight general projects in areas ranging from Santa Cruz to Ventura counties.

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