Practitioner Network

The Practitioner Network brings economic development professionals from dozens of cities and organizations together for systematic collaboration on business attraction and expansion.


These economic development professionals come together monthly to collaborate and coordinate and share leads and information. Work thus far has included efforts to recruit business such as an air mobility company, explore redevelopment opportunities and support expansion for growing local manufacturing companies.


Organizations participating in the growing network:


  • Atascadero Chamber
  • Buellton Chamber
  • Lompoc Chamber
  • Morro Bay Chamber
  • Paso Robles Chamber
  • San Luis Obispo Chamber 
  • Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber
  • Santa Maria Valley Chamber 
  • Solvang Chamber
  • South County Chambers
  • Economic Development Collaborative
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • Cal Poly
  • Center for Innovation + Entrepreneurship/SBDC
  • Women’s Economic Ventures
  • GO-Biz 
  • City of Arroyo Grande
  • City of Atascadero
  • City of Buellton
  • City of Carpinteria
  • City of Goleta
  • City of Grover Beach
  • City of Lompoc 
  • City of Morro Bay
  • City of Paso Robles
  • City of Pismo Beach
  • City of San Luis Obispo
  • City of Santa Barbara
  • City of Santa Maria
  • City of Solvang
  • County of San Luis Obispo
  • County of Santa Barbara