Dave Cross is the Economic Development Director at the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce. In that position, he works to attract new companies, as well as support and promote existing businesses to create an environment of economic sustainability and development. As an extension of his current position, he is also the Partnership Manager for the Santa Barbara County Energy Watch Partnership, a program sponsored by PG&E and Southern California Gas to provide energy efficiency upgrades to municipalities and businesses in Northern Santa Barbara County. The Partnership has assisted more than 300 businesses to become more energy efficient and focused on sustainability.