economic Development

Engaging Regional Leadership

Economic Development plays a significant role in engaging with regional leadership to address opportunities in our area. It facilitates crucial connections between the university and the community, identifying, for example, needs in the workforce and how the university is training the next generation to fill those gaps. Through partnerships with industry, Economic Development efforts provide Learn by Doing experiences for students, which is core to Cal Poly’s ethos.

Economic Development focuses on four areas to make an economic impact: the blue/green economy, space commercialization, innovation industries and regional engagement. As a trusted leader, Cal Poly collaborates and pushes forward complex initiatives that advance research and development while mutually benefiting our region, faculty, and students.

Karen Tillman

Associate Executive Director of Economic Development and Advisor to the President

[email protected]

(805) 756-0638

Building 1, Room 413
1 Grand Ave San Luis Obispo, CA 93407