Announcements & Events
Tickets are on sale now for the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership's third annual Regional Economic Summit, taking place May 4 at the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz. The theme of this year’s Summit is “Spotlight: Jobs.” Keynote speaker is Dr. Chris Thornberg, founding partner at Beacon Economics, who will provide insights into local, state and national economic trends, followed by a range of panel and roundtable discussions.
Due to limited seating, this event will sell out in advance. Sponsorships are available. For registration and sponsorship information, please MBEP's webpage. Complete agenda coming soon.
At the Fort Ord Recreation Trails (FORT) Friends quarterly meeting, CSU MB Professors Scott Waltz and Fred Watson will provide an update on the Fort Ord Recreation Trail and Greenway (FORTAG) project that voters approved last November as part of a larger transportation measure. They will summarize the project, costs, and future action. Also, Eric Morgan, Fort Ord National Monument Manager, will provide an update on happenings at the National Monument. The public is warmly invited to attend.Flyer Here
See the land inside the historic Impact Area of the Fort Ord National Monument. Guided hikes are scheduled for May 6, 2017 and hosted by the U.S. Army Fort Ord Base Realignment and Closure Office. There will be a choice of a 1 mile walk (an easy walk) or a 3 mile walk (with several grade changes). Participation is limited to 100 individuals. Reservations are required. Click on the button below for details including driving directions to the departure location (Bureau of Land Management Work Center). Please plan on a 3 hour event due to the safety briefing and discussion of the Army’s cleanup program. This is a free event. For questions and reservations: email Melissa.M.Broadston.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 831-393-1284. Please note the names of each participant.Details Found Here
The Startup Challenge Monterey Bay has a new website! Developed in partnership with FORA Economic Development staff, the new Startup Challenge website offers a refreshed, mobile-friendly user interface, comprehensive startup event listings, event registration links, startup resources, profiles and links of past finalists, and mentors among other features.
Help us spread the word for this year’s Challenge by linking the new Startup Challenge website to your organization website, including mention in any outgoing newsletters, and including links and mentions on social media. Help us grow the Monterey Bay entrepreneurship ecosystem!
The Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) and the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED) at California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) completed a regional coworking space market feasibility report to better understand local market readiness to support investment in coworking facilities.
Results of this study suggest an unmet demand for new coworking spaces in the study area. Neighboring communities with similar demographics have a proliferation of coworking spaces, while the study area has few. Among other indicators, new community development as part of the civilian reuse of the former Fort Ord continues to gain momentum. Seventy percent of survey respondents in this study indicated a desire to use coworking facilities. These trends indicate an existing current demand and growing future demand for coworking spaces. Early market actors could take advantage of the current market and service provision imbalance.