Business Services available by the Workforce Development program provides economic and workforce development resources to the business community. In partnership with the America’s Job Center of California’s Employer Services, Business Services provide a link with economic development, sector strategies, workforce focused solutions, marketing, Labor Market information, and referrals to an inventory of programs and services which make up the broader economic development system in San Luis Obispo County.
Build local connections that matter. If you live in the 805 area and own a business, work in a business, are starting a business, teach students about business, are involved in a service organization that serves businesses, have a business that is off the radar or you work from a virtual office, you want to be a part of 805connect.
The Economic Vitality Corporation (EVC) provides local businesses and entrepreneurs with a wide range of resources including business loan referral program, workshops and seminars, international trade consultation, angel investor and venture capital resources, and more. The EVC also launches and implements industry cluster assessments and economic strategies.
Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provide assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. The Cal Poly SBDC for Innovation focuses on high growth and technology business opportunities. The Cal Poly SBDC for Innovation has combined resources with the Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship to bring the SLO HotHouse, a community space to create new innovations and start business ventures.
We take active measures to promote skilled workers, including the implementation of local one-stop career centers known as America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) and job training opportunities that are available to laid-off, unskilled and unemployed workers, and eligible youth. By giving these groups an opportunity to better their lives, they in turn get the chance to make their own investments in the community.