Central Coast

The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership

The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership is a nonprofit membership organization consisting of public, private and civic entities located throughout the counties of Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz.  Our mission is to create a thriving region with quality jobs, excellent education and health care, and a high quality of life for all residents, while preserving the natural beauty and healthy lifestyle we all share.

“We are very pleased to join the California Stewardship Network to explore the opportunities and challenges in creating a vibrant regional economy with good jobs, education, health care, and quality of life for all our residents. CSN has been a leader in bringing diverse regional organizations in California together to focus on innovative solutions to the state’s most pressing economic, environmental, and community challenges.  We are excited to be a part of CSN’s collaborative network.”

Economic Vitality Corporation

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.

“With my connection to CSN, I have a better understanding of what’s happening across the state.” -Michael Manchak, President & CEO

Economic Development Collaborative

The Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County (EDC-VC) is a public/private partnership that provides businesses with professional consulting, training and lending services to help them thrive and add jobs. Led by visionary public and local private company member-investors, EDC-VC’s goals are to build a healthy, sustainable economy that supports our high quality of life.

“Personally and organizationally, I appreciate the learning network and value the opportunity to reinvigorate or rethink.”-Bruce Stenslie, President & CEO


REACH is a private sector-led economic action coalition committed to solving shared challenges and shaping a vibrant economic future for nearly half a million people on the Central Coast. Our mission is to drive regional economic prosperity through big thinking, bold action and regional collaboration with cities, counties, education and other economic development organizations. Launched in 2018 as the Hourglass Project, REACH embraces a spirit of regionalism that is essential to creating a more sustainable, inclusive economy across 10 cities, two counties and dozens of community service districts stretching from Vandenberg Air Force Base in northern Santa Barbara County through San Luis Obispo County to Camp Roberts in southern Monterey County.