Photo courtesy of Kollin Kosmicki.

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COLUMN: Attaching performance goals to EDC funding is key to success

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes why he supports establishing performance goals for the Economic Development Corporation of San Benito County.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: We need jobs, not candidate’s tired ideas

Salvador Mora writes response to recent column from SBC Supervisor District 2 candidate Kollin Kosmicki.

Pinnacles National Park. File photo.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: It’s time to rename all of 25 as Pinnacles National Park Highway

District 2 supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes that San Benito County should rename all of Highway 25 as Pinnacles National Park Highway, and proposes the county start branding itself as "Home of Pinnacles National Park."

District 2 Supervisor candidate, Kollin Kosmicki. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Vote on substance, not name recognition

District 2 Supervisor Candidate Kollin Kosmicki urges voters to look beyond name recognition and political signs to choose the best leader based on substance.

Kollin Kosmicki in San Juan Bautista. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Why I’m not prioritizing public endorsements in supervisor campaign

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki explains why he hasn't asked for public endorsements in the campaign and how he'd rather focus on gaining the trust of everyday voters.

Kollin Kosmicki for District 2 Supervisor. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Path to economic prosperity in San Benito County

District 2 supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki offers ideas, such as reduced impact fees for job creators, to improve economic development efforts in San Benito County.

Economic Development Corporation Chairman Eric Johnson gave a presentation of a five-year plan to the San Benito County Board of Supervisors at the March 5 meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

San Benito County invests in economic development

Supervisors allocate $67,000 to four organizations and plan further discussions in budget hearings.

2018 winner Michelle Doty talks about her company, That Garlic Stuff, to a woman attending the ninth annual Startup Challenge Monterey Bay in Salinas last year. Doty won the Main Street division and a prize of $10,000. File photo by Tom Leyde.

Business / Economy

Startup Challenge Monterey Bay seeking applicants

Social Venture Division is a new category for competition and will appeal to nonprofit organizations.

Sixteen local businesses are joining forces for Small Business Saturday. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Business / Economy

Small Business Saturday comes to downtown Hollister

Sixteen merchants participating this year.

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

Agriculture

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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Agriculture

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

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Business / Economy

COMMENTARY: County must fast track commercial nodes

Merely designating areas for commercial development is not enough

The city of Hollister and the Gibson family owned land that was sold to Les Schwab Tire Center.

Business / Economy

Les Schwab Tire Center Cleared to Begin Construction Near Walgreens

10,400-square-foot tire center expected to begin construction between now and next spring

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Agriculture

Tax credit deadline looms over Panoche Valley Solar project

Solar developer aims to complete construction of facility by the end of next year to secure federal tax rebate of 30 percent

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Business / Economy

Hollister Staples set to close this month

Local retailer scheduled to close this month as part of the company’s plan to shut down as many as two hundred twenty five stores by next year.