The Economic Activities Committee meets every third Thursday of each month at 9 AM in the Downtown Association office. The most recently formed committee (est. 1998), the Economic Activities Committee was established to oversee matters of economic interest that affect Downtown. Issues such as business retention and attraction, clustering, retail space availability, economic forecast, franchising and others are discussed and implemented. The committee works with the Economic Development Manager at the City of San Luis Obispo to formulate strategies for the economic viability of Downtown. The Economic Activities Committee also oversees the ongoing compliance with the Strategic Operating Plan for Downtown.