UC Monterey Bay Education, Science, and Technology (MBEST) Center is part of the reuse strategy for the former Fort Ord military base. Designed as the new headquarters building for the UC MBEST Center administrative offices, UCSC Extension, the city of Marina Small Business Incubator, as well as additional tenants. It is a synergistic project combining public and private organizations to create a postindustrial model for sustainable economic growth.
UCSC developed the MBEST Center, a 26,000-square-foot headquarters complex, as a cornerstone of the Fort Ord redevelopment plan. The center aims to foster regional economic development and job creation by establishing a community of high-technology businesses.