Economic Vitality Corporation Receives Grant from PG&E

January 26, 2017
Kaila Anderson
(805) 788-2012
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – The Economic Vitality Corporation of San Luis Obispo County (EVC) is pleased to announce that it has received a $25,000 grant from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to support the EVC’s efforts to help create a stronger regional economy. Now in its 23rd year as the only non-profit countywide economic development organization, the grant helps support the EVC’s countywide Economic Strategy Project and other resources to analyze the local economy, and help business start and expand businesses to create jobs. By bridging government and business, the EVC helps create solutions in a region with a high cost of living and a lack of head-of-household jobs.
“The EVC and its members are grateful for PG&E’s continued, generous support since the inception of this organization in 1994 as a founding member. PG&E’s recent donation will help redouble our efforts to diversify the economy and create more jobs throughout the County,” said Michael Manchak, EVC President and CEO.
“PG&E has a long and proud partnership with the EVC and its laser-focused mission to enhance the economic vitality and well-being of our community. We are committed to helping the EVC and our local communities in the near-decade-long process of transitioning to a future without the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in operation. The EVC’s leadership and expertise is critical to ensure we take advantage of this long planning horizon,” said Ed Halpin, PG&E’s Senior Vice President of Generation and Chief Nuclear Officer. “The EVC’s efforts will build upon the collaboration between San Luis Obispo County, PG&E, several local cities and the San Luis Coastal Unified School District on a proposed $85 million community support and economic development package that is now before the state for consideration,” added Halpin.
The Economic Vitality Corporation (EVC) is a regional non-profit, economic development organization committed to supporting a vibrant and sustainable economy throughout San Luis Obispo County. The EVC connects businesses with the necessary resources to help them establish and grow. Since 1994 the EVC has provided world-class business resources for a thriving community by creating jobs, fostering investments, and promoting business.

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