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 OCTOBER  2013
FEATURED STORY
  

/ MANUFACTURING WEEK COMES TO SJ

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Manufacturing accounts for one in six jobs in the San Jose metro region. On September 30, National Manufacturing Week kicks off in San Jose. This year, San Jose's Office of Economic Development will partner with area manufacturers to provide facility tours for university students, educators and others to develop awareness of local manufacturing activity and career opportunities. The key to supporting the manufacturing workforce is connecting students with local companies and inspiring the next generation workforce to consider careers in manufacturing. Local businesses participating include Bentek, Supermodelli, SMTC, Byington Steel Treating, and Lin Engineering. Business leaders will discuss career opportunities and provide insight into the Silicon Valley manufacturing industry. For more information about the week, contact Matt Chwierut,
Economic Development Innovation Officer
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or click here.
SMALL BUSINESS
   
/ WELLS FARGO & SAN JOSE TEAM UP FOR SMALL BUSINESS

Wells Fargo and San Jose's Office of Economic Development  recently teamed up  for small business during an innovative pilot program   titled  Navigating the Permit Process. The program included updates and information about business loans and the permit process for companies interested in coming to San Jose. For more information, contact Matt ChwierutEconomic Development Innovation Officer.  

 

    
/ SAN JOSE ONLY CA CITY RANKED BEST FOR SMALL BUSINESS

San Jose is the only California city on a new list of the most small business-friendly U.S. cities. The new report, by financial literacy site Nerdwallet, is focused on small business growth rates and taxes. The report cites the following San Jose pluses: low city taxes, a high rating for its licensing process, and a No. 1 nationwide ranking by the Milken Institute for expected business growth, thanks to a concentration of tech companies and skilled workers. To read the report, click here.  

 
       
/ CREATIVE INDUSTRIES INCENTIVE FUND
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The Creative Industries Incentive Fund 

(CIIF) provides grants to arts-based businesses in creative industries of all types such as artisians, creative service providers, and designers. The grants  help build successful small businesses in San Jose that demonstrate community support, marketability, growth and economic sustainability.  For more information, contact Kerry Adams-Hapneror click here.

 

DOWNTOWN
    
/ CENTERRA BREAKS GROUND BRINGING NEW HOUSING TO DOWNTOWN SJ
"The Downtown dream is coming true," said Simeon Properties Chairman Russell Pitto. With 2,000 new housing units coming to Downtown in the next few years,

Centerra's  21-story, 347-unit project, represents the second new tower project in the city's downtown core to reach construction in the last  three months. To read the full article, click here.  

 
      
/ SAN JOSE SHARKS SEASON OPENER
On October 3, 2013 the San Jose Sharks will open the season at home  against the Canucks at SAP Center in Downtown San Jose. Annually, the Sharks have an economic impact on the downtown economy by generating approximately $2.5 million in  tax revenue. For information about the Sharks, click here 
 
NORTH SAN JOSE
   
/ LARGEST INVESTMENT SALE OF YEAR OCCURS IN NORTH SAN JOSE
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TMG Partners and Fortress Investment Group recently purchased 800,000 square feet from Cisco Systems in North San Jose. The transaction represents the year's largest single investment sale so far and provides another major office-campus opportunity in San Jose. "It [San Jose] has a great economic engine, and this was such a unique campus," said David Cropper, managing director for TMG Partners. For information, contact Chris Burton, Business Development Manager. To read more, click here.
  
INVESTMENT
      
/ HANHAI INVESTMENT OFFERS $5M ANGEL FUND

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Victor Wang, president of Hanhai Investment, has formed a strong partnership with San Jose's Office of Economic Development by working with the City's team  to grow Hanhai Z-Park, an 80,000 square foot incubator in North San Jose. Hanhai Z-Park serves as an American outpost for Chinese businesses that want to set up shop in San Jose, or tap into local tech talent. With a $5 million angel fund and 85 companies now, Wang plans to grow his portfolio of companies to 100 by the end of this year. For more information, contact Joe Hedges, International Program Manager.

 

TALENT
  
/ JOB FAIR REACHES SJ TALENT

The City's work2future program will host a free job fair with more than 50 area employers including Levi Strauss, the Fairmont Hotel, Wells Fargo, Safeway and many others on October 16th at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. In past years, more than 1,000 job candidates have attended the event. For more information, contact BJ Sims, Business Services Manager, or click here.

Find Your Place
DID YOU KNOW?
San Jose ranks
#1 Happiest, Healthiest City in America
-Prevention Magazine
  
#whysj
Given San Jose's business-friendly commitment, we have been able to create an open, innovative environment for thousands of Adobe employees with a great downtown at our doorstep.
- Shantanu Narayen, president and chief executive officer, Adobe
EVENTS
JOB FAIRS & WORKSHOPS

/ SJ Storefront Initiative Application Deadline 10.2.13 

 

/ CTC Job Fair 10.2.13

 

 

 

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