According to journalist Brady Dale, the critical components to a vibrant tech scene include having successful companies, access to capital, educational institutions, co-working spaces, accelerators, tech reporters, lots of engineers, informal leaders, and really fast internet. We are currently working with our members and partners to explore how we can facilitate high-speed broadband coverage throughout the region.

The Importance of AgTech

The Monterey Bay region is home to the Pajaro and Salinas Valleys, which are widely recognized for their leadership in the growth of fresh vegetables, lettuce and berries. While technology has always played an important role in the development of agriculture, today a new set of global challenges are shaping the future of the industry. Technology is critical to the future of the agriculture industry. From issues such as increased labor costs and food waste, to climate change and food security, the convergence of agriculture and technology are at the center of finding solutions for our future. The Monterey Bay region is strategically located near Silicon Valley, and now has an opportunity to combine the strength of both regions. MBEP is focused on working with all of our members and partners to develop this important regional asset.

More About Our Tech Initiative
  • Components of a Tech Ecosystem

    Explore the several building blocks that combine to create innovative advancements and services within the tech industry.

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  • Tech Data Tracker

    Explore high-speed broadband access and tech degrees awarded by educational institutions in the region.

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  • Tech Events

    View a list of MeetUps, demo nights, hackathons, game jams and networking events throughout the Monterey Bay region.

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  • Tech Ecosystem Accomplishments

    The Sunesys middle mile broadband fiber from Santa Cruz to Soledad is now installed and being used, and we are encouraging “dig once” policies in all jurisdictions to turn public works departments into facilitators of the high-speed broadband infrastructure. Click here to see our other accomplishments.