First round of Countywide Industry Sector Roundtables
Last week the Chamber completed the first round of a series of online industry specific roundtables discussions. The Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber has partnered with the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce to gather industry specific feedback from businesses across the county, regarding business recovery related to COVID-19, the workforce shortage, and any other barriers to business vitality and growth. The roundtables are organized across eight industry sectors, including: Aerospace, Defense, Biotechnology and Manufacturing; Agriculture, Food and Beverage; Building and Design; Business Services; Energy and Environment; Healthcare; Information Communication Technologies; and Tourism and Hospitality. Each group will meet two more times between now and May, leading up to a final meeting with County representatives.