Economic Potential & Growth
Atascadero is an exciting place for businesses, as several sectors are seeing incredible growth.
Despite the challenges of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses continue to thrive as the tourism sector continues to expand and grow. An increasing number of visitors are finding Atascadero an ideal place to live, work and play. Atascadero is ideally situated on U.S. Route 101, with a historic town center, range of amenities and attractions and high household incomes.
From wineries to breweries, tax services to insurance, banks, real estate and more – there’s plenty to be excited about in Atascadero. This economic progress is exciting amidst our ever-improving business climate.
Here are just a few things that make Atascadero a growing economic hub in northern SLO County:
• Growth Potential: Atascadero is in the midst of an economic upswing fueled by City investments and strong interest from private developers and business owners.
• Affordable family life: Northern San Luis Obispo County has the most affordable single-family homes and some of the highest household incomes countywide. (Source: SLO EVC)
• Attractions: Restaurants, cafes, artisan boutiques, breweries – along with a Renaissance of special events – are attracting an increasing number visitors (Art & Wine Tour, Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival, etc.)
• Developments: Centennial Bridge and Plaza Project, La Plaza Mixed-Use and Bridge Walk Hotel, previously City-owned annex (Creekside) building. Bolstered downtown commerce is expected through future development & economic planning efforts.