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    Monterey Bay Internships Provide Students and Employers a Place to Connect

    The challenge to gain work experience as students transition from college courses to a career path can be daunting, and this portal is a bridge for that trajectory. Sponsored by Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP), Cabrillo College, University of California Santa Cruz, California State University Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz County Business Council, Community Foundation for Monterey County, Community Foundation Santa Cruz County, and Hartnell College, MBI’s goal is connect students with local employers. Read the whole media release here.

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    $1 Million Loan from Dignity Health Supports Low-Income Housing in Santa Cruz County

    Dignity Health has provided a $1 million loan to Housing Trust Silicon Valley for affordable housing projects in Santa Cruz County and surrounding areas. The loan supports the Monterey Bay Housing Trust, a collaborative effort of the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) and Housing Trust Silicon Valley.

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    Monterey Bay Economic Partnership Unveils New Transportation Initiative

    Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) announced its latest initiative focused on creating regional transportation options that lead to walkable neighborhoods, dynamic main streets and healthier communities. This new initiative was unveiled at MBEP’s 3rd Annual State of the Region conference on November 8. MBEP is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the region, and how we move within and between our cities has a major impact on the well-being of our neighborhoods and residents.

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    State of the Region 2017 Recap

    MBEP’s 3rd Annual State of the Region Recap: Let’s Get Moving! MBEP hosted the third annual State of the Region conference at the Hyatt Regency Monterey on November 8, 2017. This year our theme was “Let’s Get Moving!” which explored how to break through inertia to get things done, and also more literally showcase ways to improve how…

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    Regional Economic Summit 2017 Recap

    MBEP hosted the third annual Regional Economic Summit at the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz on May 4, 2017. The keynote speaker was Dr. Chris Thornberg, Founding Partner at Beacon Economics, who provided insights into local, state and national economic trends. The morning session consisted of panels that put a spotlight on jobs as the…

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