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    Making Good Things Happen

    The latest issue of our bi-weekly Regional Report e-newsletter is now available. Read about MBEP’s Economic Summit, new Hollister housing developments, the reopening of Alta Street in Gonzales, MBEP job opportunities, Digital NEST in the news, and more. Click here to view the full report!

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    Regional Economic Summit 2018 Recap

    “I spent the day with staff doing follow-up from the wonderful Summit yesterday, and still am not done. So many great ideas and connections!  Kudos again to making good stuff happen in fun and professional ways for the community!” – Kirsten Liske, Ecology Action When our region’s community, business and civic leaders come together at…

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    MBEP Receives Nearly $700K in New Funding to Build on Housing Initiative Success

    Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) announced today the addition of two new funding partners to expand its affordable housing efforts: the Monterey Peninsula Foundation and the Community Foundation for Monterey County. The Monterey Peninsula Foundation is providing $627,000 over three years. The Community Foundation for Monterey County is granting $50,000 in 2018, and anticipates granting an additional $100,000 total in 2019 and 2020.

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    Hartnell: Celebrating Big Impact

    Dr. Chris Thornberg at the Regional Economic Summit 2018, spotlight on new MBEP member Watsonville Community Hospital, and more… Click here for the full report.

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    MBEP Announces Full Program for 4th Annual Regional Economic Summit

    Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) is hosting its 4th Annual Regional Economic Summit at the Henry J. Mello Center for Performing Arts in Watsonville, CA on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 9:30am – 1:00pm. MBEP is pleased to welcome back renowned economist Dr. Chris Thornberg, Founding Partner at Beacon Economics. Also joining the conversation will be guest speaker Morgan Simon, an acclaimed community capital specialist.

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