- Business Retention Program of Santa Ana Businesses
In 2018, they surveyed in person, retention teams or by phone 345 companies in Santa Ana with the Business Retention Questionnaire. The emphasis has been with the Manufacturing sector. The information gathered is given to the City’s Economic Development office for review and critical information regarding company needs within the City.
- Taste of Santa Ana – May 2018
The Taste of Santa Ana is an annual economic development event hosted at MainPlace Mall. The goal of this event is to help increase awareness of, and traffic to, our local businesses. They do this by hosting a fun community event where people get to try new things, and learn about the restaurants, breweries, and businesses in the local area.
- GROW Economic Development Conference – September 2018
In 2018, the 5th annual GROW Conference was held at the historic Yost Theater. The major themes included: current development projects in the City, workforce & education information and new retail concepts. Attendance included 19 vendors and 275 attendees.
- Uncover Santa Ana Tourism Initiative, Website (www.uncoversantaana.com) and Public Relations
Your portal to the trendiest, tastiest and most inspired side of Orange County. Where you can find a continually updated library of stories about the people, places and visitor possibilities that make Santa Ana the epicenter of the new creative urbanism. In 2018, the development of www.uncoversantaana.com website gave the city a site that focused on telling the good and positive stories of Santa Ana. The website features a event calendar that business are encouraged to submit upcoming community events.
We helped fund two, two-day familiarization (“fam”) visits by media and bloggers to Santa Ana for a first-hand, immersive experience to facilitate positive reviews and coverage of the City.