Grover Beach at a Glance
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San Luis Obispo County leads neighboring counties in its workforce’s level of education, with 34% percent of residents having a bachelor’s degree or higher. The Grover Beach workforce is approximately 6,260. The largest industries are specialized construction, representing nearly 800 jobs followed by accommodation and food service. Grover Beach economy is primarily small businesses with 40% having less than 4 employees.
We work with a network of community partners to connect employers with qualified talent. Our partners include the SLO County Workforce Development Board, REACH, SLO Partners, Cuesta College and Cal Poly.
Grover Beach has a commitment to help businesses get established as quickly and with as little red tape as possible.
“We have taken steps to expedite our business development review process,” explains Matthew Bronson, City Manager. “We realize the importance that businesses play in supporting our economy, and we know that time is money, so we are helping businesses get through the process as quickly and efficiently as they can.”
Grover Beach has the largest industrial acreage in the South County, and land here is among the most affordable in the area.
Top industries in Grover Beach are Construction, Accommodation and Food Services, Retail Trade, Manufacturing, Government, Health Care and Social Assistance and a thriving Cannabis industry.
Grover Beach has partnered with Digital West to install a fiber network throughout the business corridor. Fiber optic technology is exponentially faster, more reliable and has lower latency speeds than DSL or copper cable. It also provides the necessary foundation for streaming videos, transferring large amounts of data or doing business in the cloud, which makes it the preferred choice for businesses that demand the best. Fiber is the fastest and most reliable internet on the market, Digital West’s fiber optic internet is called MetroFiber. MetroFiber Internet speeds start at 200 Mbps upload and download, making them the fastest internet speeds available to businesses.
The City of Grover Beach has taken the lead in San Luis Obispo County in allowing both adult (recreational) and medical commercial cannabis uses in a safe and responsible manner. The City Council has identified the commercial cannabis industry as an economic development opportunity in its Economic Development Strategy and City Council Goals.
The City of Grover Beach has approved 25 cannabis businesses with seven businesses currently operating and several additional businesses currently in the planning process.
Work here, live here, play here! Nestled on the famous highway 1 between Oceano and Pismo Beach, Grover Beach is home to one of a kind experiences. This coastal playground offers a range dining options, wineries and breweries, and fantastic schools.