Coalition of county, business leaders launches website to aid in economic recovery

Posted at 6:15 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 15:15:54-04

Government and business leaders in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties are joining forces to provide economic relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Local employers have had to furlough or lay off workers, and residents are struggling to make ends meet," said Wade Horton, County of San Luis Obispo's Administrative Officer and Emergency Services Director. "But we are resilient, and we will get through these difficult economic challenges together."

San Luis Obispo County and REACH have launched, the first step in the coalition's economic relief effort.

The website is intended to be a resource for local employers and workers and currently includes tax relief resources, information about state and federal stimulus funding, workforce training resources, and local job opportunities.

"We are one region, and we need to have one united voice, one coordinated response to the significant challenges facing the lives and livelihood of the people of the Central Coast," said REACH CEO Melissa James. "The first of many actions of this coalition is to bring access to economic relief resources all in one place"

The website will be updated with new developments as they happen.