Membership Information

Membership fuels our efforts and provides opportunities to advance agenda and policy issues important to the Monterey Bay region, and to network with peers and elected officials from all over the region.

Why Join the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership?

  • Together, with our members, we tackle some of the biggest issues facing the region through focused initiatives: Transportation, Housing, Workforce Development, and Technology
  • We support our members in the creation and retention of new jobs and businesses which support a sustainable region
  • We catalyze new regional resources by bringing new partners and funding to region
  • We convene local leaders to drive progress on critical issues
  • We amplify members’ organization’s successes and cross-promote wins/events
  • We bring together leaders and influencers from across the region to address the biggest issues affecting the economic health and vitality of the region at two major events each year: the Regional Economic Summit in spring and the State of the Region in fall
  • We provide members with exclusive access to in-depth, aggregated, and visualized data for the entire Monterey Bay region, broken down by the individual county, city

As a member, you will have access to:

  • A network of civic, business and nonprofit leaders – synergistic like-minded organizations who have a shared vision of our region working together to affect change
  • Access to the expertise of our member network to learn best practices and gain help in finding solutions to your organization’s challenges
  • Team MBEP’s technical expertise for customized solutions (housing, transportation, data workforce development and more)
  • Direct access to MBEP membership directory and introductions via MBEP staff and board as needed
  • MBEP’s regional marketing efforts that promote member success stories (e-newsletter, social media, etc.) highlighting members who are gaining regional traction on important issues
  • Marketing opportunities to gain visibility through sponsoring and supporting regional meetings
  • Opportunities to advance agendas and policy issues important to you and the Monterey Bay region

We also offer these more tangible member benefits, such as:  

  • Special member pricing for our two annual conferences
  • Invitations to intimate, member-only luncheon events
  • Annual 1:1 strategy meetings with MBEP leadership
  • Strategic alignment with our Regional Report content (bi-weekly e-newsletter)
  • Special individualized project technical assistance
  • Exposure at events as a sponsor, panelist, or participation in the Marketplace
  • Consistent social media engagement (e.g. cross-promotion of Twitter feed)
  • Brand alignment and exposure on our website (video spotlight, news feed)
  • Exclusive MBEP member logo and special member-only access on website
  • Opportunity to participate in invite-only initiative specific committees

Here’s what our members are saying about MBEP:

“Mann Packing is part of MBEP because they are making things happen. We want to be part of positive change in the region and joining MBEP is a way for us to have impact.” – Lorri Koster, former Chairman and CEO, Mann Packing Company

“As Members of MBEP, you are going to have access to elected officials, access to staff at the County and City levels, and you’re going to meet business leaders who are doing things.” – Brian Turlington, Executive Director, Monterey County Business Council

“Workforce development is important as a means of elevating skills and building renewed capacity. With the right support people can be connected to jobs that provide the opportunity for advancement toward a rewarding career with income to raise a family, buy a home, and build a life. Marich wants to be part of this effort, and MBEP is getting the right people around the table to make this happen in our region.” – Brad van Dam, President and CEO, Marich Confectionery

Please contact Kate Roberts at for more information.