The EVC has formed valuable partnerships with leading organizations in San Luis Obispo County. By bringing resources together the EVC can evolve services to provide advanced solutions that address our community's needs.
Beacon Economics, LLC is an independent economic research and consulting firm focused on helping our clients make informed decisions about investment, growth, revenue, policy, and other economic and financial questions. (415) 457-6030 or www.beaconecon.com
California Coast Venture Forum
The California Coast Venture Forum (CCVF), formerly the Central Coast Venture Forum, is a non-profit organization, whose mission has been to mentor, advise and promote growing companies in markets in California. We select companies with sound business plans and help them in their search for funding to grow through education, training and assistance with venture capital acquisition. (805) 459-6962 or www.ccvf.org
Cal Poly Orfalea College of Business
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university located in San Luis Obispo, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California's Central Coast. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today's scientific and technical world. (805) 756-2704 or www.cob.calpoly.edu
Cuesta College Business Assistance Center
Cuesta College is dedicated to accessible, high-quality education for the support and enhancement of student success, professional development, and the community we serve. (805) 546-3100 Ext. 2255 or www.academic.cuesta.edu/bac/
Mission Community Services Corporation
From basic money management and wise use of credit, to generating wealth by starting and/or growing your own business, MCSC offers confidential and positive guidance in a safe educational environment, designed to make sure you get the very best help available. Reach us at (805) 595-1357 or www.MCSCorp.org. Se Habla Español.
MIT Enterprise Forum
To promote a unique process and atmosphere to develop and strengthen the entrepreneurial community in the Central Coast through interaction with experienced executives who have successfully navigated the challenges of building an organization.
Rabobank is a valued financial partner for thousands of individuals, businesses, farmers and ranchers, food and agribusiness companies and other select institutions across the Americas. (805) 477-3308 or www.rabobankamerica.com
SCORE: Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE supports the small business community throughout San Luis Obispo County. SCORE provides business counseling, workshops, a speaker series and multilingual publications. Programs contribute to the formation and success of small business entrepreneurs, both those seeking start-up advice as well as those already in business. (805) 547-0779 www.sloscore.org.
The SLO County Airport has an annual economic impact of more than $176M and 1,758 jobs.The EVC and the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce joined forces to help the airport retain and attract airline service by forming the SLO County Air Transportation Alliance (SLOCATA). SLOCATA is comprised of a group of business leaders who understand the importance of a vital local airport.
Working closely with airport management, the Alliance is also advocating for making certain infrastructure improvements at the airport and working together to help expand existing commercial air service. The EVC commissioned an air market study to provide information and strategies necessary to create more vitality at the airport.
Download frequently asked questions about SLO County Regional Airport's air service.
Softec is the Central Coast’s leading technology industry group. Established in 1995, Softec has grown to over 1000 members and includes organizations as well as individuals and is by far the largest, most active technology group in the area. Our list of members range from leaders in the tech industry, representatives in education, participants from the private sector, as well as individuals who are just plain passionate about technology. (805) 782-5236 or www.softec.org