The Green Coast Innovation Zone

Posted by Chad Bullock - On October 26, 2009 (EST)

The Green Coast Innovation Zone (GCiZ) is a regional strategy to leverage public and private assets and natural resources to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship through research, business incubation, focused workforce development, targeted economic development and policy development. The GCiZ will focus on the emerging green economy including, renewable energy, and other technologies that promote sustainability as well as public engagement in the process of “going green.”

The goal of the GCiZ is to facilitate in the transformation of a more sustainable economy and environment through targeted economic and workforce development opportunities in the three contiguous counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo in California.

The three counties also have common geographic, demographic and economic profiles including similar industry sectors. Each county has at least one major university and a military installation where research and product development can occur.

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