Two-day colloquium generates ideas for regional economic growth on the Central Coast
Bud Colligan’s presentation at Fort Ord Colloqium:
Bud Colligan, founder and CEO of South Swell Ventures recently shared with Santa Cruz Tech Beat the presentation (just above) that he delivered at the first Fort Ord Colloquium held December 12 and 13, 2014 at Cal State Monterey Bay (CSUMB).
Santa Cruz Tech Beat previously wrote about Colligan’s formation of Central Coast Angels here.
In his Fort Ord presentation, Colligan recommended a focus on Central Coast assets, including universities and colleges, natural beauty, great farm land, world class marine science, a large bilingual population, and an educated workforce.
Colligan highlighted these distinct regional assets for a “small company economy” to leverage upon:
- marine science,
- food production,
- tourism and eco-tourism.
For more on the Fort Ord Colloquium, read these two Monterey Herald articles:
- Fort Ord Colloquium: Monterey should try to create the next great company – December 12, 2013
- New ideas for Fort Ord reuse discussed on final day of colloquium – December 13, 2013
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