Announcements & Events
Vision, Visionaries, and Innovations
Friday, October 6 | 7:30am - 6:30pm
Embassy Suites Hotel at 1441 Canyon Del Rey Blvd in Seaside, CA.
A one-day forum addressing innovative water management strategies for the Central Coast. Over 30 speakers, including researchers, policy makers, and industry innovators from around the world will discuss ideas, policies, and technologies to advance sustainable water management for an adequate water supply for the residential, agricultural, and industrial needs of our region.
Ciclovía Salinas 2017 | Sunday, October 15th
The five goals of Ciclovía Salinas are to promote physical activity, unite the community, create a positive city image, stimulate the local economy, and most importantly to develop youth leadership.
Through Ciclovía Salinas, over sixty high school youth temporary transform 1.5 miles of Alisal Street in Salinas into a car-less space, allowing residents to utilize the streets – participating in a wide range of physical activities, such as running, walking, biking, Zumba, as well as free access to a family day filled with hands-on activities. We also invite community organizations to provide free resources and services to the community, such as free flu vaccines, and helmets. Volunteers are needed!: https://goo.gl/forms/3E7sjynKRTSZqv623
On November 4, 2014, the voters of Monterey County approved the first-ever countywide sales tax measure for public transit. Beginning in July 2015, the Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) Local Transit Funding for Senior Citizens, Veterans and People with Disabilities sales tax, otherwise known as Measure Q, will raise approximately $7 million per year. The sales tax will expire after 15 years unless renewed by the voters.
The money is to be used only for services and equipment that support transportation programs for veterans, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities. An oversight committee will review and report on the revenue and expenditure of funds from the tax.
The 2017 FORA Jobs Survey report summarizes and compares 2015 and 2017 Jobs Survey outcomes as success metrics for Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) economic recovery goals. Primary and secondary research were used including online business searches, email surveys, and in-person/phone communications. The survey area was limited to the former Fort Ord boundary, and reported results include existing and near-term projected full-time (FT) and part-time (PT) positions. Survey results will be incorporated in FORA’s Annual Report as directed by the Base Reuse Plan (BRP) Context and Framework (22.214.171.124 (c), pg. 208).
112 employers and 4958 positions were identified within the former Fort Ord boundary, representing a 21% (873 jobs) increase in total jobs since 2015, with a majority being part-time positions. Business types on the former Fort Ord include: professional services (47%); retail/food service (22%); education related (12%); recreation (7%); and military (7%). Military-related account for the largest employment group, followed by education-related, professional, retail and recreation. These results represent an overall 28% progress towards the 18,000 BRP post-Fort Ord jobs target.
The 2017 Jobs Survey employer database provided the underlying data for the recently released FORA Business Directory. The Business Directory provides profiles, location information, and contacts for businesses located on the former Fort Ord.Access the Jobs Survey
The Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) and the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED) at California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) completed a regional coworking space market feasibility report to better understand local market readiness to support investment in coworking facilities.
Results of this study suggest an unmet demand for new coworking spaces in the study area. Neighboring communities with similar demographics have a proliferation of coworking spaces, while the study area has few. Among other indicators, new community development as part of the civilian reuse of the former Fort Ord continues to gain momentum. Seventy percent of survey respondents in this study indicated a desire to use coworking facilities. These trends indicate an existing current demand and growing future demand for coworking spaces. Early market actors could take advantage of the current market and service provision imbalance.