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  • Monday, May 08, 2017
    MBEP's 3rd Annual 2017 Regional Economic Summit
    More than 300 professional leaders from the Monterey Bay region, including Gilroy and neighboring cities, gathered last Thursday, April 4 at Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz to take part in the Third Annual Regional Economic Forum , organized by the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership .
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  • Monday, May 08, 2017
    Monterey Bay Economic Partnership summit attracts 300
    Chris Thornberg lays out the economic scene in Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay area at Thursday’s Monterey Bay Economic Partnership conference.
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  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    #fiberforall Spotlight: MBEP Part 1
    Our last #fiberforall spotlight featured local nonprofit Digital Nest, highlighting their expansion into Salinas from Watsonville and demonstrating the importance of thinking regionally. This week we want to showcase the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership, otherwise known as MBEP. They’re a nonprofit economic development organization that is leading the charge in fostering a regional persp...
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  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017
    United Way Monterey County Joins Monterey Bay Housing Trust as Investor
    The United Way Monterey County has committed $200,000 in funding to the Monterey Bay Housing Trust (MBHT). Last year MBEP  partnered with the Housing Trust of Silicon Valley (HTSV) in order to provide loans for affordable housing in the Monterey Bay region, including Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties. 
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  • Thursday, March 09, 2017
    Career Coach Website Launches to Help Local Students Find Local Answers
    In collaboration with the Bright Futures Education Partnership, MBEP is pleased to announce the launch of Monterey Bay Career Coach. Monterey Bay Career Coach is a powerful online tool designed to help guide local students enter into promising careers here in the Monterey Bay region.  
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  • Tuesday, March 07, 2017
    Monterey Bay Economic Partnership Endorses SB2 - The Homes and Jobs Act 2017

    The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) has endorsed SB2, the Building Homes and Jobs Act of 2017 introduced by Senator Atkins (D-San Diego), and urges other housing advocates across the region to join them in supporting this legislation.

     
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  • Wednesday, March 01, 2017
    MBEP Announces Third Annual Regional Economic Summit
    The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) is hosting its third Annual Regional Economic Summit at the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz on May 4, 2017. The theme of this year’s Summit is “Spotlight: Jobs”. 
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  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    Monterey Bay Economic Partnership’s Action Center Makes Your Voice Heard
    The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) has created a powerful regional advocacy platform, the MBEP Action Center, to support key campaigns that directly impact our region. The MBEP Action Center is an empowering tool to advocate for solutions to regional problems, starting with our effort to produce more affordable housing.
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  • Thursday, February 09, 2017
    The Monterey Bay Housing Trust reaches $1.1 million mark
    Fund for affordable housing receives a big boost when the Salinas City Council voted Jan. 24 to allocate $500,000 to the trust over the next three years.
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  • Thursday, January 26, 2017
    Regional Internship Website Builds on 2016 Successes
    The Steering Committee for the Monterey Bay Internships (MBI) website is pleased to announce the accomplishments made in 2016. MBI launched in February 2016 and now has over 1,200 total registered users, including 382 registered businesses and 821 registe...
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  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016
    MBEP Announces New Regional Dashboard to Track Progress in Key Domains
    MBEP announced that it has collaborated with Applied Survey Research  to create the Monterey Bay Regional Dashboard that provides key indicators to measure regional well-being. 
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  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016
    Ow Family Properties Recipient of 2016 MBEP Community Impact Award
    “George Ow, Jr. and his family at Ow Family Properties have set an example for community impact in the Monterey Bay region,” said Bud Colligan, Co-Chair of MBEP. “MBEP strives to work with organizations that share its values around the economy, environment, and equity—creating a thriving region for all residents. Ow Family Properties has exemplified how to have a positiv...
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  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016
    John Laird to keynote MBEP's State of the Region event
    he conference will cover important topics that contribute to the region’s well-being including affordable housing, the region’s rivers, living wage jobs, wellbeing beyond traditional health care and transportation. John Laird, Secretary of Natural Resources for the State of California, will provide the conference keynote on the State of the State. 
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  • Thursday, October 27, 2016
    MBEP Scholars promotes good attendance with the Santa Cruz Warriors
    MBEP Scholars hopes to increase attendance outcomes amoung school-aged youth in Santa Cruz County! 
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  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016
    Monterey Bay Economic Partnership and the Santa Cruz Warriors Announce the MBEP Scholars Program
    The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership and the Santa Cruz Warriors are launching MBEP Scholars, a program to incent school attendance at local elementary and middle schools. Partnering with the Santa Cruz Warriors and local school districts. MBEP Scholars provides incentives in the form of Santa Cruz Warriors tickets to K-8 students who consistently demonstrate or improve school attendance. ...
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  • Wednesday, October 05, 2016
    MBEP Board Endorses Measure T to Support 21st-Century Job Training
    The Board of Directors of the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) has voted to endorse Measure T, a $167 million bond measure in Monterey county to provide expanded facilities for Hartnell College. 
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  • Tuesday, September 06, 2016
    Pebble Beach Affordable Housing Gets Green Light
    The Board of Supervisors unanimously rejected an appeal that would have blocked the Pebble Beach Co.'s affordable housing project in Del Monte Forest. The $7.5 million will go ahead and provide workforce housing that the region desperately needs.
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  • Monday, August 15, 2016
    Salinas Agriculture Company Invests in Workforce Housing
    Last year, the Central Coast grower and shipper Tanimura & Antle faced a situation for the first time in its 32-year history. The company didn’t have enough employees for the upcoming harvest season, which meant they would have to bring in immigrant farmworkers on H-2A visas.
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  • Thursday, August 04, 2016
    Salinas housing crunch is affecting thousands in region

    At the end of a long day in the fields, Ricardo comes home to a one-story East Salinas apartment. He enters through the front, where the green paint is cracking, then snakes through two crowded bedrooms, where kids are chatting on beds and doing chores, and walks into a sun-lit 40-square-foot room.

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  • Thursday, July 21, 2016
    Monterey Bay Internships Official Launch Supports Regional Career Pathways

    The Monterey Bay Internships (MBI) consortium is pleased to announce two MBI official launch events. 

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  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016
    New housing trust launches to support affordable projects in Monterey area
    Affordable housing developers have a new tool to get projects off the ground in the Monterey Bay area with the launch of the Monterey Bay Housing Trust...
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  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016
    MBEP Launches $10M Housing Trust for Monterey Bay Region
    Monterey Bay Economic Partnership partners with Housing Trust Silicon Valley to bring $10M housing trust to region! 
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  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016
    New trust helps fund affordable housing in Monterey Bay region
    Funding affordable housing projects will now be easier in three California counties. 
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  • Thursday, May 05, 2016
    Monterey Bay Economic Partnership puts millions for affordable housing.
    The lack of housing in Monterey County is no secret...
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  • Thursday, April 14, 2016
    California Housing Shortage Needs Action
    As California housing shortage worsens, lawmakers...
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  • Thursday, April 14, 2016
    Candidates Bring Business Approach to San Benito County Board Race
    With a focus on county safety and economic growth...
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  • Thursday, March 24, 2016
    Salinas Ag Co Provides Employee Housing
    With an increasing shortage of affordable housing, Tanimura and Antle is stepping up to provide...
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  • Thursday, March 17, 2016
    Ag and Tech Meetup in Salinas
    Innovators and ag leaders come together to cultivate a healthy, resilient future for agriculture in...
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  • Friday, March 04, 2016
    Community Colleges Increases Economic Opportunities
    Studies show that CC coursework opens higher paying career opportunities...
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  • Thursday, March 10, 2016
    Q&A with Kate Roberts on the Economic Summit
    Santa Cruz Tech Beat interviews Kate Roberts about what's ahead for MBEP
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  • Friday, March 04, 2016
    New Approach to Tackling the Water Shortage
    Conjunctive water use is the future of water management in Santa Cruz county...
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  • Saturday, March 05, 2016
    Photographer Covers Monterey County in 96 Hours
    Professional photographer Chuck Fazio aimed to sum up Monterey County in...
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  • Friday, February 19, 2016
    A Real Look at Housing in Santa Cruz
    County pledges 1,300 new homes, 40% to be affordable...
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  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016
    Perspectives on Housing for Low-Income Californians
    A new report investigates the effect of new market-rate housing on alleviating our state housing shortage.
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  • Friday, February 05, 2016
    Computer Science Education in Salinas
    Salinas sees Computer Science education in the future of its agriculture.
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  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016
    Bubbling Up--The Wrigley Building
    Santa Cruz's historical Wrigley Building is part of an upswelling of technical and artistic businesses in Santa Cruz....
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  • Sunday, January 24, 2016
    Panetta Delivers Keynote at Digital NEST's New Watsonville Site
    During his keynote address at the opening of Digital NEST’s new location, former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta described the United States as a country at a crossroads, with Digital NEST at the forefront of education for the future of a healthy participatory democracy.
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  • Monday, December 14, 2015
    CSU Chancellor on how California’s higher education is an economic priority
    California has a big workforce challenge ahead of it...
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  • Monday, December 14, 2015
    US Economy Gains New Jobs; Unemployment at 7-year Low
    Employers added 211,000 jobs last month, beating consensus estimates...
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  • Monday, December 07, 2015
    Low-Income Americans Are Still Struggling to Get Broadband Access
    Only 46.8 percent of US households below the poverty line...
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  • Sunday, December 13, 2015
    University of CA pressured to count computer science toward high school math requirement
    It's the backbone of Silicon Valley’s world-changing tech industry, but...
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  • Sunday, December 13, 2015
    Paying by the mile to fix potholes
    California is experimenting with a new way to raise money for road repairs by...
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  • Saturday, December 12, 2015
    Watsonville’s apple growers resilient among challenges
    As the world’s climate changes the apple growers are changing, too...
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  • Saturday, December 12, 2015
    Kids, parents learn about farm life in Watsonville
    Old school agriculture came to life for children with historic tractors and crafts...
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  • Friday, December 11, 2015
    A Silicon Valley for AgTech? New innovation center opens in Salinas
    The Western Growers Association is a trade group representing fresh...
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  • Friday, December 11, 2015
    Sutter acquires home health nonprofit in Monterey County
    Sutter Health’s home care division has acquired Salinas-based Alliance Home Health...
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  • Friday, December 11, 2015
    New Salinas ag technology incubator opened
    The Western Growers Association’s new agriculture technology incubator opened for business on...
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  • Wednesday, December 09, 2015
    Marina Heights housing development dusted off and ready for construction
    Marina Heights is the latest housing development poised to take off as the Marina market continues...
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  • Monday, December 07, 2015
    El Pajaro kitchen incubator lands $799,000 federal grant
    A commercial kitchen incubator that launched in 2011 and now houses two dozen independent enterprises is going to expand
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  • Sunday, December 06, 2015
    B & R Farms Poised for More Growth
    Apricot grower officially moves into its new offices in Hollister...
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  • Thursday, December 03, 2015
    UCSC Uses Data and Automation to Drive to Zero-waste
    Even before mandates, UC Santa Cruz was a forerunner in developing sustainability programs with...
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  • Wednesday, December 02, 2015
    Kate Roberts offers inspiration to Santa Cruz chamber Women in Business
    Kate Roberts was working at Cisco Systems when...
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  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    Setting the Stage
    The Colligan Theater opens at the Tannery Arts Center under circumstances no one could...
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  • Friday, November 13, 2015
    Patriot Housing Program in Seaside providing affordable housing for veterans
    Seaside >> A program to rehabilitate existing housing on Fort Ord into...
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  • Monday, November 23, 2015
    Group fights ordinance to remove homeless tents from streets
    Salinas has a growing homeless population, but there is controversy...
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  • Thursday, November 12, 2015
    Sam Farr’s retirement: Educators appreciate his passion for schools
    SEASIDE >> When the Fort Ord military base was closed in 1994, several institutions lined up to get...
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  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015
    Running Hard
    Gavin Newsom’s Santa Cruz address shows he’s all in for the 2018 governor’s race...
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  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    Homeless vets find hope at Veteran Transition Center
    As a soft breeze lifted the American flag, a crowd bowed their heads in...
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  • Friday, November 06, 2015
    Gavin Newsom at Santa Cruz regional summit: "We're living in two worlds in the same county"
    Monterey Bay Economic Partnership's (MBEP) first ever State of the Region conference, held on Wednesday in Santa Cruz...
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  • Thursday, November 05, 2015
    First state of region conference held in Santa Cruz...
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. —The first state of the region conference held by the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership in Santa Cruz was on Wednesday...
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  • Wednesday, November 04, 2015
    Gavin Newsom to Monterey Bay audience: Think differently
    SANTA CRUZ >> Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom challenged 280 people from Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito...
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  • Wednesday, November 04, 2015
    Members on public safety panel include some familiar faces
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  • Wednesday, November 04, 2015
    Newsom speaks to Monterey Bay economic leaders
    Nearly 300 people from private businesses and public agencies in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties gathered...
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  • Wednesday, November 04, 2015
    MBEP State of the Region; managing a skilled workforce
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  • Wednesday, November 04, 2015
    Tri-county economy depends on infrastructure, particularly fiber and conduit
    “The most important infrastructure for the future is fast, reliable internet connectivity,”...
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  • Tuesday, November 03, 2015
    Mann Packing Chairman/CEO Lorri Koster Receives Ben Heller Award
    SALINAS, CA - The Center for Community Advocacy’s 20th annual...
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  • Saturday, October 31, 2015
    Monterey Bay Economic Partnership targets housing, health, safety
    About 270 people are signed up to attend the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership’s first State of the Region Conference...
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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015
    Schools Hopeful for Grant Dollars to Upgrade Web Connections
    School districts throughout the state...
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  • Saturday, October 24, 2015
    Monterey Bay internship portal aims for January launch
    The new Monterey Bay internship portal is being created...
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  • Saturday, October 24, 2015
    Innovations in science and technology are the engines of the economy of the future
    Anything that's going to grow in our economy will derive from innovations in STEM fields...
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  • Friday, October 23, 2015
    Business magazine makes its debut
    Two local business partners who envision a stronger regional economy launched this week the first...
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  • Saturday, October 24, 2015
    Drought-stressed California forests face a radical shift
    Graphic showing trees, and the altitudes they survive in...
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  • Friday, October 23, 2015
    CSUMB wins $1 million grant for data science program
    Thanks to a $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, CSUMB will soon train its students in biomedical data science...
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  • Thursday, October 22, 2015
    CALinnovates Endorses 'Dig Once' Broadband Legislation
    CALinnovates today endorsed the Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2015, referred to as the 'Dig Once' bill...
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  • Friday, October 16, 2015
    5.4 percent unemployment in Santa Cruz County
    September’s jobless rate in Santa Cruz County fell to 5.4 percent, down from 6.8 percent a year ago...
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  • Monday, October 05, 2015
    UCSC offers intensive, one-year teaching degree
    As California schools continue to face a teacher shortage, UCSC moves to train the next generation of teachers with...
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  • Sunday, October 04, 2015
    Monterey Old Fisherman's Wharf celebrates 170th birthday
    Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf celebrated its 170th birthday Sunday, October 4th...
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  • Friday, October 02, 2015
    New Highway Partnership in San Benito
    San Benito County revives a partnership to expand highways...
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  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015
    CSUMB acquires National Steinbeck Center
    CSU Monterey Bay and the National Steinbeck Center will bring the university to the city of Salinas...
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  • Monday, September 28, 2015
    California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom to Keynote MBEP’s State of the Region Conference
    The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) is pleased to announce that California Lieutenant Governor, Gavin Newsom, will keynote...
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  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    Q&A: Kate Roberts on What You Need to Know About MBEP
    Roberts shares some goals, upcoming events, and...
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  • Monday, September 21, 2015
    Chaminade hosts State of the Region conference Nov.4
    Monterey Bay Economic Partnership presents its first State of the Region Conference Nov. 4 at Chaminade...
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  • Monday, September 21, 2015
    6.1%: Santa Cruz County unemployment lowest in eight years
    SANTA CRUZ >> At 6.1 percent, the August unemployment rate in Santa Cruz County hit a record low...
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  • Thursday, September 17, 2015
    Marina acquires FORA portion of Preston Park
    After years of negotiation, the city of Marina has taken sole ownership of...
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  • Sunday, September 20, 2015
    Spurring Investments And Innovation In Agriculture
    New public-private partnerships allow the USDA to...
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  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
    Unemployment Rates Drop in the Bay Area, All of California
    The number of people emerging from unemployment in California is making encouraging gains...
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  • Saturday, September 19, 2015
    Startups aim to solve social problems
    Two entrepreneurs are the first fellows chosen to participate in the Santa Cruz social accelerator...
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  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015
    White House recognizes Hartnell College
    SALINAS, Calif. —Four Hartnell College programs have been selected as bright spots by the White House Initiative on...
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  • Monday, September 14, 2015
    Entrepreneurship Seen as Strongest Aspect of US Economy
    A new survey of Harvard Business School alumni pointed to...
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  • Thursday, August 27, 2015
    California cut water use by 31 percent in July amid drought
    The strong water conservation figures show California residents are beginning to...
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  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015
    Manabe-Ow development underway
    The 25-acre property will eventually accommodate a new 194,000-square-foot...
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  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015
    California Stewardship Network Welcomes Monterey Bay Economic Partnership As New Member
    The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) announced today that it has been accepted into membership of...
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  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015
    New luxury, eco-friendly hotel coming to American Tin Cannery
    Today, Armanasco Public Relations announced a new use for the prime...
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  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015
    Strawberry harvest keeping pace with last year’s high volume
    Producers statewide shipped 151.3 million flats of strawberries as of mid-August, about 2 million...
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  • Monday, August 24, 2015
    Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary counts its victories.
    Big Blue Live, a PBS/BBC production toasts Monterey Bay as a conservation success, a case study of how...
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  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015
    Major breakthrough for Salinas finally arrives as Taylor Farms building opens for business in Oldtown.
    Taylor Farms corporate headquarters now has its full team in place and is ready to...
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  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015
    New emergency medical technician program launches in Santa Cruz
    County residents have a new option to train to become an emergency medical technician in Santa Cruz...
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  • Saturday, August 15, 2015
    State grant to support restoration efforts on the Salinas River.
    The grant goes to the Nature Conservancy, Monterey County Water Resources Agency, Grower-Shipper Association and...
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  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015
    New law means Monterey vintners say, 'We belong with the big boys.'
    Don't look now, but there's a major new contender in the wine world...
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  • Monday, August 10, 2015
    Comcast Invests In Santa Cruz Area
    Comcast has made a significant investment in the Santa Cruz area and will launch...
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  • Friday, August 07, 2015
    AgTech Remains a Growing Niche
    Ag tech remains a growing niche, the startup phase...
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  • Monday, August 10, 2015
    How Can Cities Get Renters to Use Less Water?
    Renters, who make up nearly 17 percent of the state’s 38.8 million residents...
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  • Friday, August 07, 2015
    Marina Coast and FORA resolve dispute
    FORA and the district came to an agreement this week...
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  • Friday, August 07, 2015
    U.S. adds 215,000 jobs in July, holding unemployment at 5.3%
    U.S. employers added a solid 215,000 jobs in July, signaling a steadily rising job market...
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  • Thursday, July 30, 2015
    Dismantling school-to-prison pipeline at Salinas High
    A federal mandate to reduce suspensions in the public schools has educators retooling their...
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  • Thursday, July 30, 2015
    California water use down by 27 percent; most locals far exceed that
    265 out of 411 local agencies hit or nearly reached savings targets...
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  • Thursday, July 30, 2015
    CSUMB migrant summer camp emphasizes family theme
    The idea is not just to offer enrichment classes for migrant students...
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  • Friday, July 24, 2015
    Internet of Things, Drought Propel New Niches in Ag Tech
    Agricultural technology is now acknowledged and certified by...
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  • Friday, August 07, 2015
    Marina Coast and FORA resolve dispute
    FORA and the district came to an agreement this week...
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  • Thursday, July 23, 2015
    Three tech startup challenges to California’s Latino plurality
    Latinos are officially the biggest ethnic group in California. Making California...
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  • Thursday, July 23, 2015
    Applications for U.S. unemployment aid plummet to 42-year low
    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest level in nearly 42 years...
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  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015
    Tech boom drops Bay Area unemployment to below California's rate
    The tech boom continues to fuel job growth as Bay Area counties saw some of the lowest...
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  • Friday, August 07, 2015
    U.S. adds 215,000 jobs in July, holding unemployment at 5.3%
    U.S. employers added a solid 215,000 jobs in July, signaling a steadily rising job market...
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  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015
    Unemployment Rates Fell Last Month in 21 U.S. States and Were Unchanged
    A widespread job growth and a shrinking workforce reduce the ranks of...
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  • Monday, July 20, 2015
    Drought will have little impact on California economy
    The credit rating agency Moody's said last week that California's drought would have little economic impact on...
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  • Sunday, July 12, 2015
    Highly competitive housing market in Santa Cruz County
    With the foreclosure market in the rearview mirror and the recovery of the job market...
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  • Saturday, July 11, 2015
    Parting the ‘lettuce curtain’ between Silicon Valley and Salinas, Pajaro valleys
     The Central Coast is perfectly primed to take advantage of new technology that...
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  • Friday, July 10, 2015
    Obama establishes new national monument in Northern California
    President Barack Obama established a new national monument...
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  • Saturday, July 11, 2015
    Bud Colligan and Miles Reiter: What is highest and best use of the rail trail?
    Passenger rail along the rail-trail corridor may seem attractive given the congestion on Highway 1...
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  • Saturday, July 11, 2015
    Senators urge FCC to investigate “ridiculous prices” for cable and broadband services
    In a letter addressed to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC)...
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  • Friday, July 10, 2015
    UC Santa Cruz faculty members develop inventive online courses
    Members of the UC Santa Cruz faculty are working with experts in the field of online teaching to create...
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  • Sunday, July 05, 2015
    Josh Metz has been appointed the economic development coordinator for the Fort Ord Reuse Authority.
    Over the next two years, Metz will focus on...
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  • Saturday, July 04, 2015
    Unemployment Drops, But So Does The Active Labor Force
    Unemployment throughout the country has fallen to its lowest rate in the last 7 years...
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  • Thursday, July 02, 2015
    CSUMB benefits from state innovation awards as it scales up programming and outreach
    Checks for $5 million and $3 million...
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  • Thursday, July 02, 2015
    U.S. Economy Adds 223000 Jobs; Unemployment at 5.3%
    The economy added a healthy 223,000 jobs last month, the Labor...
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  • Thursday, July 02, 2015
    Monterey Regional Airport looks to expand non-aviation revenues to remain viable.
    The proposal came to light just a few weeks after the Monterey County Civil Grand Jury released...
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  • Monday, June 22, 2015
    California's Agriculture Makes a Bigger Impact on the Economy Than You Think
    A new report entitled The Economic Impact of Food and Beverage Processing in California...
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  • Monday, June 22, 2015
    U.S. Unemployment Rates Are Down In Contrast To Prior Years
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics has indicated that unemployment statistics have...
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  • Friday, June 19, 2015
    Young entrepreneurs in Watsonville learn to build own businesses
    The challenge presented to young entrepreneurs participating in “Introduction to Building Your Own Business”...
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  • Friday, June 19, 2015
    Innovative Program Aims to Diversify the Tech Industry
    Path to a Brighter Future Offered by CSUMB – Harnell CS Program...
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  • Friday, June 19, 2015
    FORA shares its vision at Black Business Expo event
    The Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) has a vision that includes... 
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  • Thursday, June 18, 2015
    Monterey Bay employers say lack of affordable housing a concern
    A lack of affordable housing for workers emerged as the biggest concern of employers Thursday at a regional economic meeting...
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  • Thursday, June 18, 2015
    Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fall to 267,000, near a 15-year low
    Weekly applications for jobless aid dropped 12,000 to a...
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  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015
    California bounces back as No. 7 economy in world
    After taking a significant recession-era hit, California’s economy has bounced back up to the seventh largest in the...
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  • Monday, June 08, 2015
    Lack of affordable rentals in Santa Cruz County under scrutiny
    The dearth of affordable rentals in Santa Cruz County is coming under scrutiny as the city and county officials...
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  • Wednesday, June 03, 2015
    Tech boom boosts state employment
    A hiring surge in California, much of it driven by the tech boom, is helping push the state to record employment levels...
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  • Tuesday, June 02, 2015
    Watsonville touts economic potential at biodiesel plant
    Agron Bio Energy, an industry-leading company, produces 40,000 gallons of NOx neutral Low PM B20 Biofuel in Watsonville...
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  • Monday, June 01, 2015
    UCSC plans $3 million upgrades at Big Sur coast reserve
    UCSC is planning a $3 million classroom, residences at the Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve in the Santa Lucia Mountains, 20 miles south of Big Sur.
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  • Friday, May 29, 2015
    Monterey County Upcoming Regional Critical Conversation to focus on regional workforce, housing, broadband infrastructure
    Upcoming Regional Critical Conversation to focus on regional workforce, housing and broadband infrastructure..
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  • Friday, May 29, 2015
    State of California announces $9 million for county roads, including Highway 1
    It may be rough going between the Monterey Peninsula and Marina these days over water, but it will soon be a smoother ride...

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  • Friday, May 29, 2015
    Taylor Farms gives $1 million to Gonzales health center
    Taylor Farms has given a gift of $1 million to the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation... 
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  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    Broadband industry vexed by looming regs
    Broadband industry officials say they’re baffled by federal guidance on...
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  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015
    California Drought Effect on Food Prices – Not Much
    The Golden State is a farming powerhouse in the United States, producing 70 percent of the nation’s...

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  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015
    Despite An Economy On The Rise, American Paychecks Remain Stuck
    Most Americans still aren't seeing big raises, even though the job market is slowly recovering...
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  • Monday, May 25, 2015
    Ocean Mist Farms, Lakeside Organic Gardens partner to increase organic offerings
    Ocean Mist Farms and Lakeside Organic Gardens formed an alliance to share their products, offering their customers more organic...
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  • Friday, May 22, 2015
    Monterey County employment numbers improve
    Unemployment has dropped substantially in Monterey County thanks to the growth of jobs that aren’t farm jobs...
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  • Thursday, May 21, 2015
    UCSC plans Center of Excellence in Data Science Research
    With initial funding provided by Glassbeam, the Data, Discovery, and Decisions (D3) center aims to foster collaboration between industry and academia..
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  • Saturday, May 23, 2015
    Despite its decline, highway traffic in Santa Cruz County still a pain
    Highway 1 is a grind to nearly 100,000 daily commuters..
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  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    California farms added workers in 2014, even amid drought
    Despite the drought, the number of workers employed in California’s agricultural industry rose to its highest..
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  • Monday, March 16, 2015
    CSUMB plans to offer a bachelor's degree in Agribusiness by 2017

    California State University at Monterey Bay plans to offer a bachelor's degree in Agribusiness by 2017: Continuing their growth of the College of Business, associated prep-programs ...

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  • Sunday, May 10, 2015
    Eduardo M. Ochoa: Keeping doors of higher education open
    On May 16, Cal State Monterey Bay will be celebrating the successes of more than 1,500 graduates at our 19th annual commencement ceremony..
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  • Thursday, April 09, 2015
    LinkedIn To Buy Online Education Site Lynda.com For $1.5 Billion
    Professional network LinkedIn is getting into the professional skills education market in a big way: The social company purchased Lynda.com...
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  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015
    MBEP Names Board of Directors and Focuses on Key Initiatives
    Tri-County Group of Leaders Convenes and Designates Workforce Development and Tech Ecosystem as Initiatives for Next 12 Months..
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  • Friday, March 13, 2015
    MCBC hosts 20th Anniversary Gala & Economic Vitality Awards, April 4

    The Monterey County Business Council will recognize seven Monterey County organizations next month during the MCBC's 20th Anniversary Gala & Economic Vitality Awards. Read More

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    Monterey County graduation rates head upward
    High school graduation rates in Monterey County continue on an upward trend..
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  • Thursday, April 23, 2015
    Pinnacles National Park contributes millions to economy
    Nearly 200,000 visitors spent more than $11 million during their visits to the park last year.A National Park Service report released April 23 shows that the nearly 200,000 visitors to Pinnacles National Park in 2014 spent more than $11 million..
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  • Monday, May 11, 2015
    Rise in higher-paying jobs lighting U.S. economy
    Job growth last month shifted to higher-paying positions in a sign of a broadening labor market recovery..
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  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015
    Salinas ranked 6th in nation for air quality
    For those living in the Salinas area, take a deep breath and bask in the glory..
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  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015
    Surge in Home Construction Is Lifting Hopes for US Economy
    The U.S. housing market has given a sudden jolt to what appeared to be..
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