Expanding High-Wage Industries

The Central Coast is home to fast-growing global industries with potential to expand and drive high-wage job creation.

Our work with industry, education, government and economic development practitioners across two counties and 15 cities is unleashing industry growth by developing talent pipelines, removing barriers, connecting assets and resources, and spurring innovation.

Key Activities
  • Ongoing coordination of business attraction, retention and expansion efforts across the full region through a robust Practitioner Network
  • Published a series of reports detailing the landscape, talent pipeline, economic impact and growth projections for key industries
  • Released another report with analysis and insights on bolstering the talent pipeline these industries need to grow and create quality jobs
  • Spearheaded development and adoption of the two-county region’s first-ever comprehensive economic development strategy, a critical roadmap for collaborative action and investment in the region