Why Santa Barbara County?
Santa Barbara County, often branded as the American Riveria, is home to a beautiful landscape and great climate for living, playing and working. The County is well known for its strong sense of community, prime agricultural land, award winning wineries, and attractive cultural and tourism opportuntieis. However, Santa Barbara County also touts its talented and highly skilled workforce, and growing business sectors, from high tech to health care to design. Quality institutions like UC Santa Barbara and Vandenberg Airforce Base continue to attract high quality individuals to the County. It is these attributes that attract and retain businesses in the area.
The Best of Santa Barbara County Video: Santa Barbara County is one of the most beautiful counties in California, and the video highlights the many facets of our County including community, business and environment.
Techtopia: A short CNBC video clip on Santa Barbara's growing technology industry.
UCSB Tech Program Produces Business: Noozhawk article describes impact of UCSB tech program on local economic vitality.
Economic Impact of Arts: 2012 study findings show impact of arts and culture on local economic vitality.