Carpinteria Manufacturing & Industry
Visitors have always come to the Carpinteria Valley for its mild climate, scenic environment and proximity to Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles, the very qualities that make it a wonderful place to live and work. Tourism plays an important role in the Valley's economy, along with agriculture, manufacturing, high technology firms and service occupations. In the past two decades a number of firms in search of more space and less stress have relocated from Santa Barbara and other cities to the Carpinteria Valley.
Many of these are 'clean' industries, like research and development firms in the high technology fields of computer software, electronics and biomedical discoveries, and are now located in the attractive industrial parks at the eastern edge of the city on either side of Highway 101.