Economic Development Collaborative Staff at the 2022 Tourism & Creative Economy Summit

The Tourism and Creative Economy Summit featured speakers and a panel to discuss the economic impact of tourism and the creative economy. Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) President & CEO Bruce Stenslie spoke about the 2020 Report on the Ventura and Santa Barbara Creative Economies.

From Left to Right: EDC Small Business Development Center Director Dr. Ray Bowman, EDC Bilingual Marketing Assistant Stephanie González, EDC Director of Strategic Relations Alondra Gaytán, EDC President & CEO Bruce Stenslie, EDC Workforce & Economic Strategies Director Jaime Fall

EDC is committed to fostering a strong and healthy Ventura and Santa Barbara regional economy with a high quality of life and broadly shared opportunities. The nonprofit was founded in 1996 with funding from the County of Ventura, the 10 cities in the county and key private-sector companies. EDC has become a key player in delivering business consulting, funding and strategic initiatives that support the regional economy and business owners across the greater Central Coast.

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