Since 2008, the EVC and the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) have worked closely to regain over ninety percent of the service that was lost in 2008 when two of the four airlines stopped serving the airport. These organizations also commissioned a market analysis of traveler preferences and opportunities for increased air service. Air service and a modern, competitive airport is vital to our local economy, particularly for the business travelers, who rely upon air travel to keep local companies thriving and creating local jobs. The tourism industry also heavily benefits from enhanced air service due to greater and easier access for those who wish to visit San Luis Obispo County. The EVC collaborates with the county, the airport and key business leaders from clusters such as Knowledge and Innovation and Uniquely SLO to attract additional service options.