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    MBEP Members are Building a Brighter Future

    The most recent release of MBEP’s bi-weekly Regional Report is here, featuring news from around the regions of Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Counties.  In this issue, we highlight our most recent member, The Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS), as well as the announcement of the survey results from our Tech survey, information on…

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    San Benito Housing 101 Recap

    On May 30th,  approximately 50 community members in the San Benito County region joined us for our Housing 101 event. Special thanks to Anthony Botelho, Ray Friend, Karson Klauer, San Benito County, and City of Hollister for helping host the event. Below you can find a copy of MBEP’s Housing White Paper and a recap…

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    South Tioga/Sand City Recap

    On June 5th, several local housing supporters joined MBEP’s Matt Huerta in thanking the S. Tioga DBO Development and Sand City Council for including 52 affordable units in this new mixed use development! Special thanks to housing advocates from MidPen Housing, Landwatch, Monterey Peninsula Renters United, and COPA! We must continue to support the project…

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    MBEP Members Shaping a Brighter Future

    Hot off the presses!  Read our bi-weekly Regional Report e-newsletter, featuring the latest MBEP Member Spotlight, important news on local School Bond Measures, an update on Sand City housing projects, as well as much more!  For the full report, click here.

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    Member Spotlight: 20 Years of Fort Ord Reuse Progress

    Education, Environment and Economy. This video highlights after 20 years of Fort Ord reuse progress including the creation and growth of California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), establishment of Fort Ord National Monument and Fort Ord Dunes State Park, and growth of area employment, housing and jobs.

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– Lorri Koster, Former Chairman and CEO, Mann Packing Company