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
Building, Design & Construction Cluster Helps SLO County Process Improvement Committee

The Building, Design & Construction Cluster has helped the SLO County Process Improvement team to streamline Land Use and Building permitting and quantify benefits of newly proposed projects. Read more about this group and its activities. 


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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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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

Elemental Herbs 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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