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Our Mission

Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2015 with a clear and unwavering mission: to improve the economic health and quality of life in the tri-county region of Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz. As a regional convener, MBEP serves as a catalyst for progress, bringing together diverse stakeholders from public, private, and civic entities to address the pressing challenges and opportunities facing the community.

At the heart of MBEP's mission lies a commitment to champion regional leadership and foster a strategic cross-sector network for the future of the Monterey Bay region. This strategic approach involves a comprehensive focus on key areas, including broadband, housing, and inclusive economic development plans.

Throughout its journey, MBEP has remained resilient and adaptive, continuously evolving its approach to maximize its impact on the community. In recent years, MBEP has shifted its focus to emphasize advocacy, collaboration, and strategic partnerships as means to address the changing needs of the community effectively.

MBEP's mission to improve the economic health and quality of life in the tri-county region reflects a deep commitment to the well-being of its residents. By championing regional leadership, fostering a cross-sector network, addressing housing affordability, bridging the digital divide, and promoting economic and workforce development, MBEP continues to make significant strides in creating a more inclusive, vibrant, and resilient community for the benefit of all. With a clear mission and vision for the future, MBEP remains dedicated to driving positive change and enhancing the lives of those it serves.

Strategic Initiatives

Graphic highlighting MBEP's three major initiatives including Economic & Workforce Development, Broadband, and Housing. Elements that crossover all of these include: Policy Education & Advocacy, Sustainability, PK-16 Education, Transportation, and Health.

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