Business, Government and Education Collaboration is a GEM

The City of Goleta, Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce and the University of California at Santa Barbara launched the GEM (Goleta Entrepreneurial Magnet) Initiative at Goleta’s fifth annual State of the City. GEM is a collaboration of business, government and education to strengthen the local economy by supporting new and growing technology entrepreneurs. GEM’s vision is to have the Goleta Valley recognized as a world-class regional center of excellence for entrepreneurial technology and growth. The next step for GEM is to create a Web-based resource for the Goleta entrepreneur wanting to start and grow a business from permitting, to finding a workforce, to everything in between. Look for more about this exciting new initiative in the coming months.