Friday, November 30, 2018 from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Embassy Suites, Seaside CA


Over the past four years, MBEP has brought people together to solve problems and do grand things that they cannot do on their own.  MBEP’s 4th Annual State of the Region was another compelling gathering of leaders from across the region and the state with relevant topics that inspired collaboration and action. Attendees learned about innovations in housing, transportation, and exciting new technologies, tools, and models that are coming to our region.  Click here for a video recap from MBEP Board of Directors Co-Chair, Bud Colligan.


Thank you to all of you who participated!  Our goal is to produce informative and engaging events that tackle the most important issues facing the Monterey Bay region.We’re glad you joined us and hope to see you at our 5th Annual Regional Economic Summit on May 2, 2019 at the beautifully renovated Monterey Conference Center.  Save the date!



Downloadable 2018 State of the Region program coming soon.


Welcome: Kate Roberts, Monterey Bay Economic Forum Update (Slides)

Keynote: Dave Evans, Designing Your Region (Slides, Video)

Keynote: Senator Scott Weiner, The Election is Over — How Did Housing Do and Where Do We Go From Here? (Video).

Roundtable Session: Drones in the Monterey Bay Region (Santa Cruz Tech Beat Recap)

Roundtable Session: Aiming Higher in Broadband Coverage and Access (Santa Cruz Tech Beat Recap)

***Graphic Recording at right By Kathleen Crocetti, Director, un Watsonville Brilliante***

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