Our Vision

Empowering Innovation

Entrepreneurship is at the heart of San Luis Obispo’s economy.
Our historic agricultural roots and pioneering spirit along with our natural and economic assets make the region a launchpad for innovators and entrepreneurs of all ages. By growing the resources and relationships that support trailblazers, more bright ideas will become reality.

Policy Priorities

  • Promote SLO County as a haven for innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • Promote the growth and development of public and private incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, and maker spaces throughout the Central Coast.

  • Encourage the development of resources and relationships needed for early-stage businesses, including cultivation of micro-lending and local angel and venture capital investment.

  • Leverage unique regional assets to foster future-oriented industries such as cyber security, renewable energy, data science, defense and agritech innovation.

  • Support Cal Poly’s innovation efforts to help create new businesses.

  • Ensure fair regulations for current and future business models, such as sharing economy, gig economy and home-based businesses.

From imagination to reality. See what happens when people come together to bring this vision to life.

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