The mission of EconAlliance is building awareness, advocacy, and appreciation of Northern Santa Barbara County industries and communities.

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What is unique about EconAlliance?

  • Geographical area served is Northern Santa Barbara County
  • A targeted, "sector strategy" approach to North County economic prosperity
  • 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 North County prosperity and global competitiveness
  • 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
  • Support for economic development efforts undertaken by other organizations (Cities, Chambers, County, and others)


Upcoming events

    • 12/03/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PST)
    • Virtual event, webinar link sent Dec 02 to registrants


    Keynote Presentation by International Futurist Matthew Griffin,

    Founder/CEO 311 Institute, speaking on the “exponential technologies” thacan disrupt our industries and impact our lives over the next few years. (Please see Griffin’s full bio below

    Industry Panel: 2021-2025 Perspectives on Industry & Technology

    • R. Dean Foreman, PhD, Chief Economist, American Petroleum Institute

    • John Furiman, Engineering Manager, Safran Cabin Santa Maria

    • Leslie Kovacs, President, Firefly Black LLC, gov’t space launch services

    • DeAnn Davis, PhD, Sr. VP, Science, Western Growers Assn.

    • Presentation of the EconAlliance 2020 Innovation Award
    • EconAlliance Update and Introduction of 2021 Board and Officers

    Who Should Attend:

    Industry and Business Leaders

    Investors and Wealth Managers

    Government Policy Makers

    Community Leaders and Educators

    Keynote Speaker Matthew Griffin Bio

    Matthew Griffin, described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers” and a “Young Kurzweil,” is a world class futurist and the founder and CEO of the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures consultancy working between the dates of 2020 to 2070. Griffin identifies, monitors, and shares information about the hundreds of emerging technologies with global impacts. 

    His clients include CEO and CXO-level leaders at companies such as Accenture, Microsoft, T-Mobile, Aon, JPMorgan Chase, Wired/Conde Nast, Samsung, SAP, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Lego, LinkedIn, DELL EMC, UBS, and Credit Suisse, as well as Bain and Deloitte. In government, he has worked with the G7, several prime ministers and various governments, including the US Government and the US Air Force. He is working to re-envision education and training with the G20. 

    Griffin is also founder of the World Futures Forum and XPotential University, two philanthropic organizations whose mission it is to reduce global inequality. He is the author of the futuristic “Codex of the Future” series, and the book "How to Build Exponential Enterprises." He is regularly featured in AP, BBC, Bloomberg, Discovery, WIRED, Viacom and other media outlets.

EconAlliance is a leader in creating economic vitality in Northern Santa Barbara County.


Principle and President's Council Supporters






Plus Properties

Pacific Premier Bank

Santa Barbara Foundation
    • $5,000-$10,00 donor levels

Board Advisor Supporters




Innovative Produce

Pacific West Bank

Santa Maria Chamber

    • $2,500 - $4,999 donor levels

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EconAlliance is an organization building awareness, advocacy, and appreciation of Northern Santa Barbara County industries and communities.

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