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The UC MBEST Initiative

The UC MBEST Initiative is a regional economic development effort focused on developing collaborative research-business opportunities in the Monterey Bay region. 

A key component of this initiative is the development of a new research and technology center, as well as other job-generating uses, on up to 500 acres of land acquired by the University of California at the former Fort Ord on the central California coast. The University of California has another 600 acres that will be managed as open space habitat.

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