At their October meeting, the SCCBC Board of Directors approved the organization joining the newly formed Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP). According to their website, “MBEP consists of public, private and civic entities located throughout the counties of Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz. Our mission is to create a thriving region with good jobs, excellent education, and high quality of life for all citizens, while preserving the natural beauty and healthy lifestyle we all share.”
SCCBC views benefits of our involvement in MBEP through the lens of regional collaboration and fostering strong partnerships between Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties. The ability to leverage collective experience and expertise on regional issues will allow for stronger advocacy positioning on various issues including housing, transportation and workforce development.
For more information about MBEP visit www.mbep.biz.