EconAlliance is dedicated to retaining and expanding high-tech and advanced manufacturing to Northern Santa Barbara County. The sector plays an important and unique role, supporting multiple industries with components, instruments, and finished products.
Northern Santa Barbara County boasts several industry-leading manufacturing companies driving innovation both locally and around the world (Hardy Diagnostics - microbiology products; Safran Cabin – aircraft interiors; Buellton Advanced Materials/Lockheed Martin – thin film coating, Mob Armor – mobile device mounting solutions). These companies and other manufacturers provide jobs at every level – entry to C-Suite. Often promoting from in-house, these companies assure North County’s less-skilled workers training, advancement, and opportunity.
North County manufacturers and high-tech firms are also among the important companies offering professionally trained engineers, scientists and technologists high-paying jobs in a desirable, scenic, rural area. Because manufacturers support a wide variety of other industries, from agriculture to aerospace to healthcare, the diversity of customers protects the area economy from shocks that affect a single sector.
EconAlliance is committed to directly supporting the area's high-tech and advanced manufacturing companies, and also the critical workforce education, transportation and communications infrastructure, and trade initiatives that make this industry a vibrant, valuable, and resilient component of the local economy.
EconAlliance High-Tech and Advanced Manufacturing Advisors:
Tony Guy, Executive VP, Safran Cabin Interiors, Santa Maria