About EVC

Economic Vitality Corporation (EVC) is a regional non-profit, economic development organization committed to developing a vibrant and sustainable economy throughout San Luis Obispo County. We connect businesses with resources to help them become established and grow. Since 1994, the EVC continues to provide world-class business resources for a thriving community.

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Prosperity in perspective

The quality of life in San Luis Obispo County relies upon a balanced approach to economic prosperity. Our world-class educational institutions, lifestyle opportunities and business climate create a favorable environment for businesses and residents to WORK, PLAY and LIVE.

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Business Cluster Highlights

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors adopted the updated Economic Element. While not required under state law, San Luis Obispo County originally adopted the Economic Element as part of its General Plan in 1999. The County updated it to make it more current, remove outdated information, and to complement the Clusters of Opportunity Economic Strategy prepared by the business community with assistance from the Economic Vitality Corporation (EVC).

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Economic Vitality Corporation Given Statewide Award for Economic Strategy Project

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., March 27, 2012 – The Economic Vitality Corporation of San Luis Obispo County (EVC) is pleased to announce it was presented with an award from the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION FOR LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (CALED), the statewide economic development organization, at their annual conference in Sacramento. The award was accepted by EVC President and CEO Michael Manchak during the awards presentation, which included a keynote speech by United States Treasurer Rosie Rios and a commendation from Congressman John Garamendi.

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Regional Forum - Your Region, Your State

On March 28th, the Economic Vitality Corporation (EVC) was pleased to host a first-ever event to gather input from regional stakeholders as part of a statewide initiative to help improve the business climate in California. This event, called the “San Luis Obispo Regional Forum”, was held at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. We would like to thank Economic Strategy Project champion, Jim Dunning of Cal Poly’s California Central Coast Research Partnership (C3RP), who helped host this event.

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Client Success Stories

Peltier Glassworks is another example of a company the EVC has helped grow.

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Economic Strategy

The Economic Strategy Project is the first-ever public/private partnership to perform an in-depth assessment and strategic plan for the San Luis Obispo County economy.

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SLO County in the Press

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