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Economy Aerospace and defense companies form the basis of the city's private employment as Alliant Techsystems, Channel Technologies Group, Citrix Online, and Raytheon have major operations in the area. Santa Barbara's tourist attractions have made the hospitality industry into a major player in the regional economy. Motel 6 was started in Santa Barbara in 1962.

Top employers

As of June 2014, the principal employers in the South Santa Barbara County were:<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

# Employer # of Employees
1 University of California, Santa Barbara 10,403
2 County of Santa Barbara 4,652
3 Cottage Health System 2,605
4 Santa Barbara City College 2,066
5 Santa Barbara Unified School District 1,988
6 City of Santa Barbara 1,716
7 Raytheon Electronic Systems 1,300
8 Sansum Medical Foundation Clinic 1,040
9 Santa Barbara County Education Office 929
10 United States Postal Service 805

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