One day conference featuring: Top California Decision Makers in Government and the Hospitality Private Sector with the Former President of Costa Rica Jose Maria Figueres and Top Costa Rican Tourism Officials and Private Hospitality Operators and Developers Conversations about: Building the Monterey Bay Hospitality Development Model: Best Practices and Successful Cases The Costa Rican Sustainable Hospitality Development Model: Best Practices and Successful Cases The Way Forward: Leveraging the Public-Private Partnership Model Co-Organized by Sustainable Hospitality Management Program of CSU, Monterey Bay and Americas Educational Programs - Costa Rican Sustainable Hospitality Program Sponsored by College of Business of CSU, Monterey Bay, Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Intercontinental The Clement. Monterey Bay Aquarium. Registration Opening in January.Visit Sustainable Hospitality Symposium Website
Registration for the 2017 Challenge is now open and Startup Challenge Monterey Bay has a new website! Developed in partnership with FORA Economic Development staff, the new Startup Challenge website offers a refreshed, mobile-friendly user interface, comprehensive startup event listings, event registration links, startup resources, profiles and links of past finalists, and mentors among other features.
Help us spread the word for this year’s Challenge by linking the new Startup Challenge website to your organization website, including mention in any outgoing newsletters, and including links and mentions on social media. Help us grow the Monterey Bay entrepreneurship ecosystem!
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.
City of Seaside & Monterey County Oak Woodlands Conservation Planning website is live: http://oakwoodlands.org
This is the public participation hub in this collaboration to set aside oak woodlands in former Fort Ord development parcels, in a regionally mindful way that benefits the species, while laying the groundwork for mitigation to allow for increased economic vitality.
California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery is now Open!
The California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery was dedicated Tuesday in a solemn, yet celebratory, ceremony with hundreds in attendance. With the opening of the cemetery official, here is the contact information: Daria Maher (Daria.Maher@CalVet.ca.gov) 2900 Parker Flats Road, Seaside CA 93933, (831)-393-9371 or access our Veterans Cemetery webpage HERE.