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MBEP Press Releases

6.20.24 - Monterey Bay Economic Partnership Plays Pivotal Role in Securing $45 Million in Broadband Expansion Funding for Central Coast
6.20.24 - California Public Utilities Commission Approves $29.5 Million Grant for LCB Communications LLC’s Aromas-San Juan Project
6.20.24 - California Public Utilities Commission Approves $10 Million Grant for Surfnet Communications’ Three County Fiber Project
5.8.24 - Speaker Robert Rivas Appoints Monterey Bay Economic Partnership President Tahra Goraya to the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs
4.30.24 - Monterey Bay Economic Partnership to Host 2024 Economic Outlook
4.30.24 - Monterey Bay Tech Hub Announces Leadership Council
4.30.24 - Joby Aviation Marks Groundbreaking of Marina Manufacturing Facility
4.30.24 - Monterey Bay Tech Hub Launches with New Website
3.14.24 - Uplift Central Coast Awarded $14 Million to Accelerate Local Economic and Workforce Projects Across Six Counties
2.26.24 - Monterey Bay Economic Partnership’s Latest White Paper Outlines Considerations for the Use of Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in California’s Central Coast
2.26.24 - Building an Inclusive Economy in the Monterey Bay Region: Upcoming Study Sessions Will Focus on Developing Collective Strategies to Build a Thriving Community
2.26.24 - Regional Leaders Convene Tech Hub Consortium Effort
2.23.24 - Monterey Bay Economic Partnership, Rep. Panetta and Boulder Creek Business Association Convene Community Roundtable on Broadband and Cellular Service Expansion
2.21.24 - CPUC Awards $5.6 Million for Broadband Expansion Infrastructure on the Central Coast
2.14.24 - Rep. Panetta and Monterey Bay Economic Partnership Convene Community Roundtable on Expanding of Broadband and Cellular Service in Big Sur
2.13.24 - Monterey Bay Economic Partnership Endorsements
1.31.24 - Affordable Connectivity Program Faces Uncertain Future
12.21.23 - MBEP and Institute for Social Transformation at UC Santa Cruz Release Comprehensive New Study on ‘Building an Inclusive Economy in the Monterey Bay Region: A Progress Report’
12.12.23 - Monterey Bay Economic Partnership statement on Israel-Hamas War
12.7.23 - Monterey Bay Economic Partnership Celebrates Approval of Pajaro Recovery Plan
11.17.23 - Joby Aviation Awarded $9.8 Million CalCompetes Grant Supporting Local Expansion
12.4.23 - Monterey Bay Economic Partnership to Host Holiday Mixer
9.18.23 - Broadband Summit: Registration Now Open
9.18.23 - Monterey Bay Economic Partnership Supports Joby Aviation’s Ongoing Presence in the Monterey Bay Region and its Transformative Influence on Transportation Solutions
8.23.23 - Monterey Bay Economic Partnership President & CEO Tahra Goraya Appointed to California Stewardship Network Executive Committee
8.22.23 - Monterey Bay Economic Partnership to Host Community & Board Mixer Aug. 24
6.30.23 - MBEP’s Updated White Paper Outlines Policy Recommendations for Improving Regional Housing Supply
6.30.23 - Monterey Bay Economic Partnership Applauds Inauguration of the Honorable Robert Rivas as 71st Speaker of the California State Assembly
6.30.23 - Monterey Bay Economic Partnership Reaffirms its Commitment to Supporting Inclusive Pathways to Educational Opportunities
5.10.23 - Tri-County Economic Update Highlights Our Shared Regional Economy
5.1.23 - MBEP President & CEO Tahra Goraya Joins California Delegation to SelectUSA Investment Summit
4.27.23 - Monterey Bay Economic Partnership to Host Virtual Event on Solidarity Economics Featuring Dr. Chris Benner and Dr. Manuel Pastor
4.24.23 - Monterey Bay Economic Partnership Welcomes Three New Board Members
3.23.23 - Ramadan: A Special Time of Year for Your Muslim Neighbors
1.20.23 - Central Coast Broadband Consortium Awarded $1 Million CPUC Grant to Support Regional Broadband Deployment and Expansion
10.28.22 - Leaders Gather for Day Two of California Economic Summit
10.25.22 - San Benito County to Receive State Broadband Investments to Reduce Digital Divide
10.24.22 - Local Monterey County Governments Get Record State Broadband Investment
10.20.22 - Uplift Central Coast Coalition secures $5 million planning grant for six-county region
10.20.22 - Broadband Infrastructure, Housing, and a More Equitable Economy: Deep Discussions Come Together at MBEP’s Annual State of the Region

MBEP in the News

MONTEREY HERALD 2.16.24 - Rep. Panetta host forum on Big Sur broadband, cellular expansion - Monterey Herald
BENITO LINK 2.15.24 - Uplift Coalition releases report on Central Coast
KING CITY RUSTLER 2.13.24 - New study focuses on ‘Building an Inclusive Economy’ in Monterey Bay region
LOOKOUT SANTA CRUZ 1.3.24 - Stark racial, economic inequalities persist across Monterey Bay, new study finds
LOOKOUT SANTA CRUZ 12.6.23 - Monterey Bay Economic Partnership hosts its annual holiday mixer
SURFNET 11.25.23 - Bridging the Digital Divide: Surfnet’s Participation in MBEP’s Summit Paves the Way for Inclusive Broadband Access
BENITO LINK 11.9.23 - Regional panel discusses expanding broadband coverage
LOOKOUT SANTA CRUZ 11.1.23 - The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership will hold its ninth annual State of the Region in Seaside to discuss all things regional economy
MONTEREY HERALD 11.1.23 - Monterey Bay Economic Partnership State of the Region to focus on key issues
KING CITY RUSTLER 10.2.23 - Registration to close soon for Regional Broadband Summit
PACIFIC COAST BUSINESS TIMES 10.21.22 - Central Coast economic development initiative scores $5M state grant
BENITO LINK 10.21.22 - Local leaders partake in panels in regional conference

Regional Report Archive

January 10, 2023: Broadband Quarterly Report
December 15, 2023: MBEP: We're making news happen!
November 22, 2023: Purposeful collaborations and community champions
November 8, 2023: Celebrating investments in educational equity and affordable housing
October 18, 2023: MBEP Members Drive Regional Innovation
October 4, 2023: Building foundations toward regional connection
September 20, 2023: Legislative Update
September 6, 2023: Closing the digital equity gap
August 23, 2023: Members, Mixers & More!
August 9, 2023: Planning Strategically for Economic Opportunities
July 26, 2023: Join the conversation on regional well-being
July 12, 2023: Our 9th Annual State of the Region is coming soon!
June 7, 2023: Next steps toward digital equity
May 24, 2023: Advancing Leaders Through Opportunity
May 10, 2023: Highlighting our Shared Regional Economy
April 26, 2023: Delve into Economic and Social Equity — RSVP now!
April 12, 2023: MBEP Members are Making a Difference
March 30, 2023: How to Help Storm-Impacted Communities
March 15, 2023: Uplifting our Region in Challenging Times
March 1, 2023: Celebrating Sheroes, Regional CERF Kick-off
February 1, 2023: Catalyzing solutions on housing, economic recovery
January 20, 2023: Record broadband investments, Biden tours the region
January 17, 2023: Update on storm recovery