About Us
The Economic Development Corporation of San Benito County promotes economic growth and development in San Benito County, California through business attraction, retention, expansion and creation, while maintaining and preserving our agricultural land and rural environment.
Biotech Lab

Technology

Aeronautics and avionics are rooted in this area with a strong infrastructure for bio-technology, bio-research and next generation technology.

Corbin

Industry

San Benito County attracts a mix of small to medium-sized manufacturing and distribution centers, along with light industry.

Ag Fields

Agriculture

Fertile valley soil supports some of the most productive farmland in the state with a moderate climate, sunny days allow for year-round farming.

This is San Benito County

Set in an idyllic small valley surrounded by spectacular agriculture, San Benito County’s two cities and numerous rural communities retain a casual small town “feel” while continuing to expand and flourish with growth. Nestled conveniently between fast-paced Silicon Valley and the arts oriented Monterey Bay.

Population

58,671

1.07% Growth*

Median Household Income

$80,760

9.41% Growth*

# of Employees

27,688

3.95% Growth*

Resources
In the News

Economic Development Corporation Chairman Eric Johnson gave a presentation of a five-year plan to the San Benito County Board of Supervisors at the March 5 meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

03.11.2019

Supervisors allocate $67,000 to four organizations and plan further discussions in budget hearings.

Economic Development Corporation Chairman Eric Johnson gave a presentation of a five-year plan to the San Benito County Board of Supervisors at the March 5 meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

08.21.2019

Area organizations attend a workshop on business retention/growth, multi-agency collaboration and tourism marketing plan.

Partnerships

Investors

Individuals

A2B Consulting Group

Mary Hubbell
Bianchi, Kasavan & Pope, LLP

Kathy Z. Johnson

Aaron Johnston
Graniterock

Ken Lindsay
Sierra Pacific Associates Inc.

Cheryl Mullen

Rachel Reed
Graniterock

Brenda Weatherly

Andrew G. Shelton
Richard W. Shelton Insurance Marketing Inc.

Loree Van Bebber
Cal Coastal
SBDC

Bonnie and Nick Voropaeff
DLG Printing

Calera Vineyard
San Juan Mission
Downtown Hollister
Contact

San Benito County Economic Development Corporation

PO Box 1265
Hollister, CA, 95024
831-288-5950
info@edcsanbenito.org

Board of Directors

Chairman

Aaron Johnston
Vice President
Safety, Environmental and Quality
Graniterock
ajohnston@graniterock.com

Vice Chairman

Gillian Enz
Owner and Managing Member
Valkyrie Construction Management, LLC
gillian@valkyrie-cm.com

Intero Real Estate
Commercial Division, Morgan Hill

Secretary

Andrew Shelton
LUTCF, CLTC
Certified California Exchange Agent
Shelton Insurance
andrew@shelton-insurance.com

Treasurer

Mary Hubbell
Partner
Bianchi, Kasavan & Pope, LLP
maryh@bkpcpa.com

Ken Lindsay
President
Sierra Pacific Associates, Inc.
klin@pacbell.net

Loree Van Bebber
Marketing Manager/Business Development
Cal Coastal—A Small Business Lender
loree_vanbebber@calcoastal.org

Rachel Reed
Environmental Specialist
Graniterock
rreed@graniterock.com

Bryan Swanson
Development Services Director
City of Hollister
bryan.swanson@hollister.ca.gov

Paul Rovella
Managing Partner
Johnson, Rovella, Retterer, Rosenthal and Gilles,  LLP

Bob Quaid
Treasurer
San Juan Bautista Community Business Association
ramquaid@sbcglobal.net

Mary Gilbert
Executive Director
San Benito County Council of Governments
mary@sanbenitocog.org

Brenda Weatherly
Director of Donor and Community Services
Community Foundation for San Benito County
bweatherly@givesanbenito.org

Cheryl Mullen
Management Analyst
City of Hollister
cheryl.mullen@hollister.ca.gov