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
New EVC Web Pages Promote SLO County Businesses

A new business vitality and job growth project is happening in SLO County. The Economic Strategy, managed by the EVC, is a collaboration of business leaders across six business sectors collaborating to generate more vitality in our economy to create jobs.


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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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Economic Strategy Update

Read about the on-going progress of the cluster teams and a specific project that aims to support business growth and expansion of facilities. By weaving economic impact analysis data into project approval submissions, County planning staff will have a fuller understanding of proposed facilities benefits to the Central Coast.

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Client Success Stories

Fun Ride 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

April 5, 2014


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