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Thank you for your patience as we reconstruct our website. EconAlliance has embraced the hacking of our pages as an opportunity to refresh our look. In the meantime, the links in the menu above are active. Please contact us regarding any interests or information not found. And sign up to receive our updates under “Contact […]


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EconAlliance AG FORUM 2018


Celebrating and Supporting Agriculture in Santa Barbara County.


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2018 Ag Forum Recap


Recap of EconAlliance 2018 Ag Forum “Growing Possibilities” On Friday, February 2, 2018, nearly 300 northern Santa Barbara County agriculture and economic stakeholders gathered at the Santa Maria Fairpark for the third annual “Growing Possibilities” Ag Forum (held previously in 2014 in Lompoc, 2016 in Santa Maria). The event was organized by an Ag Forum […]


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2017 Future Forum – Recap


Northern Santa Barbara County economic stakeholders gathered Thursday, November 9, 2017 for the EconAlliance annual dinner and Future Forum this year at Hotel Corque. Program highlight this year was a panel on Artificial Intelligence (“AI – For Better or For Worse?”) featuring Foresight Institute President Steve Burgess as moderator, with three distinguished panelists. Dr. Terence […]


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EconAlliance Speaker Christine Peterson


Christine Peterson, Co-Founder, The Foresight Institute, Palo Alto – For the 2016 EconAlliance Future Forum/Annual Dinner, Peterson provided an overview of nanotechnology – its nature, progress and applications in energy, health care, manufacturing and transportation. She also touched on biotech and artificial intelligence and how these emerging technologies would impact industries and lives.


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EconAlliance Speaker Daniel Parolek


Dan Parolek, Founder, Opticos Design – Parolek’s EconAlliance Future Forum presentation focused on the nature of and obstacles to “missing middle housing”. He described how the demand for this type of affordable, walkable neighborhood housing crosses generations and provides solutions to address both in-fill and revitalization opportunities.


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Future Forum 2016


The November 3 2016 EconAlliance Future Forum/Annual Dinner featured presenters Christine Peterson, Founder of The Foresight Institute, on nano and biotechnology and artificial intelligence, as well as Dan Parolek, Founder, Opticos Design, on “Missing Middle Housing”. Other program elements included the organization’s first Innovation Award (Edmund Burke, Space Information Labs) and recognition of EconAlliance’s immediate […]


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Econalliance Partners on WorkForce Development and Literacy


EconAlliance is in a grant partnership with Peoples Self-Help Housing (PSHH) and United Way Northern Santa Barbara County and Assessments USA/Canada to provide literacy enrichment to targeted PSHH youth and adults, as well as career awareness and job search skills for targeted adults. The first year of effort, funded by NeighborWorks, is documented in this […]


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