Chamber Hosts Another Successful State of the County

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The Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce held its annual State of the County event at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara on September 8, attracting over 330 attendees. View event photos here.

The event served as a vital platform for the local business community to gain insights into the current economy and critical issues being addresses in local government. Notable speakers included Santa Barbara County Executive Officer Mona Miyasato, who discussed county finances and funding initiatives, Second District County Supervisor Laura Capps, who addressed employee housing and childcare challenges. Supervisor Das Williams also joined the conversation, touching on housing, greenhouse gas reduction, and county-level workforce issues. UC Santa Barbara Economic Forecast Project Director Peter Rupert provided a comprehensive regional economic update, offering valuable insights into economic trends. This collaborative event with other Santa Barbara County chambers of commerce highlighted the unified support for local businesses and communities, making it a significant gathering for the entire Santa Barbara County business community. Read the full article here.