Research

Economic Impact Studies

Economic Impact of Wine and Wineries in the Paso Robles AVA and Greater San Luis Obispo County

June 21, 2007

The Economic Vitality Corporation and Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance commissioned this report in 2007 in order to assess the economic impact of the wine industry on San Luis Obispo County. The report found that the wine industry has an overall impact of $1.8 billion on the local economy, and employs over 8,000 people.
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San Luis Obispo County Tourism Analysis Report

September 24, 2008

The Economic Vitality Corporation commissioned this study in 2008 to analyze the San Luis Obispo County Tourism Industry. The key topics in this report are tourism opportunities for SLO County and its cities, factors influencing maximum promotion, potential short and long-term challenges, competitive dynamics and visitor attitudes and interests.
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Economic Impacts of Cal Polytechic State University

November 7, 2014

Cal Poly commissioned this report in 2014 to analyze the direct and indirect economic benefits the university brings to San Luis Obispo County.
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Reports

San Luis Obispo County: Challenges & Opportunities for the SLO County Workforce Investment Board

July 1, 2014

The SLO County Workforce Investment Board partnered with BW Research to develop an economic analysis of San Luis Obispo County regarding workforce development. The report gives an overview of SLO County employment, the workforce and an assessment of workforce development opportunities.
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Industries and Occupations of the San Luis Obispo County Coastal Metropolitan Area, San Luis Obispo

September 28, 2015

This report was prepared by the SLO County Workforce Development Board for the City of Morro Bay on behalf of the businesses cities, and schools of Morro Bay and the Coastal area of San Luis Obispo County.
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Economic Strategy

San Luis Obispo County Clusters of Opportunity Economic Strategy

November 1, 2010

This report, commissioned by the EVC in 2010, provides an in-depth assessment of and strategy for our local economy in an effort to grow long-term, economic prosperity.
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Economic Strategy Update 2013: Clusters of Opportunity

May 1, 2013

This report served to evaluate the implementation and progress of the Economic Strategy Project, and assess the planned, strategic initiatives with the goal of providing recommendations for enhanced implementation.
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Economic Strategy Update 2015

June 23, 2015

Created in 2015 as an update to the 2010 San Luis Obispo County Economic Strategy, this report served to continue the process of evaluating the project’s progress.
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Economic Analysis Program: Determining the Economic Impacts of Land-Use Projects

February 1, 2014

Based on a pilot program initiated by the San Luis Obispo County in partnership with the EVC, this report describes the outcomes of this project, which include a standardized economic analysis model and approach for possible projects within the county.
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Data