The mission of the Santa Barbara Technology and Industry Association (SBTIA) is to address state and local issues important to our members.  SBTIA will monitor and study issues and advocate for public policies that affect our local energy, technology and manufacturing sectors.

SBTIA will strive to influence public policies by working cooperatively with elected and appointed officials as well as by collaborating with local community organizations. SBTIA will also participate in issues-oriented events and outreach to the local business community.

The driving force behind SBTIA is the need to have an environment where CEOs and other top executives from local industry can exchange ideas, information, and wrestle with complex issues.  The SBTIA Re-branding Committee participants felt strongly that an executive based group was and continues to be essential to accomplish this important mission.