State of the County Press Release

2023 State of the County - Invite (9)


August 30, 2023  

Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce

Presents Annual State of the County

The Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce, From Goleta to Carpinteria, will host the annual State of the County on Friday, September 8 from 3 to 5 PM at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara Santa Barbara.

The State of the County will feature presentations from County Supervisor Chairman Das Williams, Second District County Supervisor Laura Capps, Santa Barbara County Executive Officer Mona Miyasato, and UC Santa Barbara Economic Forecast Project Director, Peter Rupert.

The event is presented by the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce in partnership with all the chambers of commerce in Santa Barbara County — Buellton Chamber of Commerce, Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Santa Ynez Chamber, and Solvang Chamber of Commerce.

The State of the County is a unique opportunity for the business community to gain valuable insights into the current economy and issues being addressed in local government. Don’t miss out on this exceptional event that promises informative presentations, networking opportunities, and a chance to connect with the business community and elected officials.

To register for the event, please visit

Many thanks to our Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors: LinkedIn, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara

Corporate Sponsors: COX Communications, Noozhawk, UCLA Health

Event Sponsors: Agilent Technologies, American Riviera Bank, Atlantic Aviation, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Chevron, Community West Bank, Cottage Health, Courtyard by Marriott, Edhat, ExxonMobil, Fauver Large Archbald & Spray, Hayes Commercial Group, Latitude 34 Technologies, Lure Digital, MarBorg Industries, Nicholson & Schwartz, Pacific Coast Business Times, Pacific Pipeline Company, Residence Inn by Marriott, Santa Barbara Airport, Santa Barbara Foundation, Santa Barbara Independent, Santa Barbara Zoo, SBCC Foundation, Scale Microgrids, Signature Flight Support, Solomon Hills, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company, Southwest Airlines, The Towbes Group, UC Santa Barbara, Verizon, Village Properties, Workzones.

About Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce

The Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce, from Goleta to Carpinteria, is a regional business organization with the mission to help South Coast businesses, residents, and visitors thrive. Through leadership and collaboration, the Chamber is the principal economic development entity advocating for the business community. We engage with businesses, elected officials, and regional partners in proactive business initiatives that foster the South Coast’s unique business environment and create opportunities for our communities. The Chamber is proud to represent local business members who create 75,000 jobs on the South Coast! To learn more, visit

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Media Contact:

Mary Lynn Harms-Romo

Director of Communications