Vision in Action

This vision lays out where we want to go, and we put in the hard work to get there.

March 22, 2019

Summit addresses widening gap between SLO County home costs and wages

The widening gap between wages and housing costs in California and on the Central Coast, specifically, brought together leaders from across San Luis Obispo County Friday to discuss possible solutions.


February 15, 2019

Congratulations to Hourglass Project President/CEO, Melissa James

Two years ago, the announcement that Diablo Canyon Power Plant would close added urgency to a growing awareness that the Central Coast faces grave economic challenges.

The Diablo closure will result in the loss of 1,500 head-of-household jobs on the Central Coast. Recognizing this painful truth along with the fact that our area is losing companies and opportunities for our middle class and families, the SLO Chamber created a position to generate economic initiatives and regional advocacy. The organization hired a seasoned hand, Melissa James, to lead the effort.


February 12, 2019

SLO Chamber Helps Council Set Major City Goals for 2019-21

San Luis Obispo City Council listened to voices from the community in adopting its major goals and vision for the 2019-21 budget cycle.

The SLO City goals that were formally set on Feb. 5, in fact, echo key priorities outlined by the Chamber in its detailed letter of recommendations, and include housing, fiscal sustainability and responsibility, sustainable transportation, climate action, and Downtown vitality.