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Resources & Partners

The Chamber is proud to partner with a wide variety of community agencies and organizations that help support a strong business community in the Santa Maria Valley.

Allan Hancock College

Allan Hancock College

Allan Hancock College is ranked as one of the five best community colleges in California and one of the top 120 community colleges in the nation. They have a variety of resources for both students and employers.

City of Santa Maria

The City of Santa Maria offers general information and city department contacts, as well as a variety of resources for businesses looking to open or expand in the City limits.

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County of Santa Barbara

County of Santa Barbara

The County of Santa Barbara's website offers a variety of community & business resources.


EconAlliance builds awareness, advocacy, support, and appreciation for Northern Santa Barbara County industries and communities. EconAlliance is a key catalyst inspiring high-performance, globally competitive industries, and thriving communities.

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Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth, economic development and business assistance efforts.

REACH Central Coast

REACH launched to unite the private sector across the Central Coast region, break down barriers to greater economic prosperity, and chart a path for collective success. Their mission is to increase economic prosperity through big thinking, bold action, and regional collaboration.


SCORE San Luis Obispo

SCORE offers a variety of free services to small businesses, or those looking to start a business. Services include free mentoring, workshops, online resources, and more. SCORE San Luis Obispo serves San Luis Obispo County and the Santa Maria Valley.

Small Business Development Center

Managed by the Economic Development Collaborative, he Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides free consultations and training sessions in these key business areas to existing small businesses and to entrepreneurs looking to start a business.

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Workforce Development Board

The Santa Barbara County Workforce Development Board (SBCWDB) is a public/private partnership created by the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Legislation and is staffed by the County of Santa Barbara.

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