EconAlliance is a non-profit cross-industry alliance that fosters awareness, advocacy, support and appreciation for Northern Santa Barbara County industries and communities.

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The EconAlliance Annual Review of 2021 has just been published. This comprehensive document provides an overview of the many activities undertaken by the organization in 2021. It also provides a snapshot of upcoming 2022 events and resources. 

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EconAlliance is a leader in creating economic vitality in Northern Santa Barbara County. Click here to download EconAlliance's 2021 Brochure. Click here to download EconAlliance's 2020 Review and 2021 Preview. 


  • Geographical area served is Northern Santa Barbara County
  • A targeted, "sector strategy" approach to North County economic prosperity 
  • Unique partnerships that leverage resources and expertise and support cross-community vitality 
  • One-of-a-kind events driving regional dialogue, awareness, "possibility thinking" and action
  • Collaborative, participatory advocacy, with cross-industry, non-partisan support for industry and North County priorities 
  • Focused industry and regional support initiatives that build and sustain region prosperity and global competitiveness 
  • Support for economic development efforts undertaken by other organizations (Cities, Chambers, County, and others) 
  • We are a 501(c)(3) in good standing 



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Upcoming events

    • 02/03/2022
    • 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Radisson

    Agriculture: The Future in Focus

    The fifth “Growing Possibilities” Ag Forum
    Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 ~ Radisson (Indoor Mask Requirement)

    8:15am Check-In/Coffee+ | 9:00am Program | 12:30 Networking Lunch


      Welcome - EconAlliance Board President Sam Cohen, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash

      Opening Remarks - EconAlliance Ag Initiative Team Lead George Adam, Innovative Produce

      Santa Barbara County Ag Update: Lottie Martin, Deputy Ag Commissioner, Santa Barbara County

      “Ag Tech: Lens to the Future”

      Walt Duflock, Vice President Innovation, Western Growers Association

      Innovation Panel – Moderator: Walt Duflock/Panelists:
      Tim MacDonald, Partner, Guadalupe Hardware/Sales Rep, Robocrop
      Matt Hart, Technology Engineer, Bonipak Produce/Betteravia Farms
      Frank McConachy, Pres/CEO, Ramsay Highlander

      “Stories from the Field”
      Adaptation/Innovation by Local Growers

      Roy R. Kilgore, Jr., General Manager, San Ysidro Farms

      Issues Panel (Panelists TBA)
      Moderator: Claire Wineman, CEO, Growers Shippers SB/SLO Counties

      Recognition: Ag Human Resources & Safety Officers*

      Networking Lunch

      *EconAlliance and its Ag Forum partners are making HR and Safety Staff the recognition focus for the 2022 EconAlliance Ag Forum. Read all about it and download your nomination form from this page. 




        SPONSORSHIPS -Deadline January 25, 2022

        $2500  $1500 
        One Third Page Program Ad One Quarter Page Program Ad
        Organization Banner at Event Organization Banner at Event
        Logo on Fliers after Sponsorship Confirmed Logo on Fliers after Sponsorship Confirmed
        Website Recognition Website Recognition
        Six seats at table (EconAlliance 2 seats) Six seats at table (EconAlliance 2 seats)
        One 8’ display table, if desired Recognition on screen during event
        Recognition during event  
        $1000  $600 - Table Sponsorship
        Business card-sized ad in program Table for 6 with signage (+2 EconAlliance special guests)
        Sponsor List recognition program  
        Website Recognition $60 – Individual Registration
        Four seats at designated table  
        Recognition on screen during event Sponsor or Buy Tables Online or Download PDF Here to Mail with Check

        For questions, CC handling, or W-9, contact 805-345-0688

        If paying by check, download and complete this PDF Sponsor Application, add check notation “Ag Forum”, and send to:

        EconAlliance, 540 E. Betteravia Rd., #D234, Santa Maria, CA 93454 (EconAlliance is a 501c3 nonprofit) 


      Upcoming Events


      Past Events

      Broadband Forum: 5G

      Recorded Video

      EconAlliance's Broadband Page

      Restaurant Revitalization Funding

      Recorded Video

      Link to more SBA RRF Information


      $5,000 - $10,000+

      $2,500 - $4,999 


      $1,000 - $2,499

      SYV Consulting

      Urban Planning Concepts

      Western States Petroleum

      Innovative Produce

      Your Peoples Professionals

      In addition to the above, EconAlliance maintains a good working relationship with Northern Santa Barbara County chambers, local and regional economic development entities, the Broadband Consortium Pacific Coast, the District Export Council of Los Angeles, United Way NSBC, and several industry associations and other nonprofits.


      (805) 254-4479

      540 E. Betteravia #234

      Santa Maria, CA 93454

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