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Our Economy

San Benito County Workforce Development Board offers new job website

New site highlights workforce services like on the job training, youth employment and business support services.

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Local Politics

Business organizations to host “Meet the Candidates” Reception

The San Benito County Chamber of Commerce, Business Council and Hispanic Chamber of the Central Coast are collaborating to host a reception October 18 for the business community to engage candidates for local offices in the November mid-term elections.

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Business Council to partner with CMTC for Regional Manufacturers Roundtable

June 7 complimentary lunch event is designed to hear from manufacturers and connect them to resources for profitable growth. The event is offered at no cost to manufacturers and will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at San Juan Oaks.

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Hispanic Chamber Hosts Business Networking

Hispanic Chamber will host a free business networking event in downtown Hollister on March 21.

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Startup Challenge Monterey Bay 2018 Hollister orientation, March 1

The City of Hollister is sponsoring an orientation to be hosted 6-7:30p.m. Thursday evening, March 1, at the Hollister City Hall Council Chambers

MBEP Co-Chairman Bud Colligan joins the breakout session on Agtech led by John Hartnett, CEO of SVG Partners


Regional Economic Summit recap: Spotlight on jobs, housing is key

Annual economic summit hosted by the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership highlights improving economy, challenges to job creation: housing, workforce development, collaboration

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Business Council to host San Benito County Water Forum

April 21 water forum to feature national, state, regional and local experts to inform farmers, businesses, leaders, staff and community on the state of local water

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COMMENTARY: Business Council supports Measure W sales tax extension

Leading business and community advocacy group encourages community to buy, think and act locally by voting Yes on W

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Monterey Bay Economic Partnership to Host Second Annual Regional Economic Summit April 26

The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership announces Public-Private Partnership Award, participants of ES16 Marketplace and sponsors of the Winemakers Reception for the Second Annual Regional Economic Summit “Building Regional Excellence” on April 26



PG&E Opens New Customer Service Center in Hollister’s Clocktower Plaza

PG&E's new customer service center offers better access, ample parking, features local landmarks

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Water information forum Sept. 17

Receive briefings from local experts on the status of the drought, water use, supplies, projects, assessments, regulations, resources, programs, legislation, conservation and more.

San Benito County Business Council


Smartphone Video Production Workshop July 14

Learn to create, edit and publish videos with your smartphone at a video production workshop to be held at 6:30 p.m. July 14 at the Gavilan College Downtown Hollister campus.

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GO-Biz Launches One-Stop Biz Portal

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development has launched a site which provides information on starting a new business, getting permits and licenses, and more

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COMMENTARY: Panoche Valley Solar Advocates Urge Opponents to Refrain from Threats, Suits, Delay Tactics

San Benito County Business Council, elected leaders joined by dozens of project advocates urging opponents, appellants to refrain from threats, nuisance litigation and delay tactics waged against Panoche Valley Solar

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Workshop: Doing Business with Government

Event is first in series of Business Council’s ‘ACT LOCAL’ initiative, attendees will learn about government & agency contracting and business opportunities