In order for Santa Barbara Technology and Industry Association (SBTIA) to be an effective voice and advocate for our members, we need to be up on and on top of state and local issues that are important to California industry as a whole and local technology and manufacturing companies in particular.

SBTIA has identified the following issues as of critical import to our members:

  • Environmental Legislation and Regulations
  • Technology Neutral Legislation and Regulations
  • Manufacturing Investment Credit (MIC)
  • Research & Development Tax Credits
  • Workforce Development/Career Technology Training
  • Workforce Housing
  • Regional Transportation Planning/Congestion Relief
  • Regional Air Quality Control Measures
  • Emissions Reduction Initiatives and Credits
  • Telecommuting
  • Land Use and CEQA