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 NOVEMBER 2013
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/ CITY LEADS CLEAN TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION INITIATIVE WITH LAUNCH OF NONPROFIT  

#sjcleantech, #prospectsv

As a national leader for cleantech innovation, the City of San Jose announces the launch of Prospect Silicon Valley (ProspectSV) on Thursday, November 7 at 11:00 a.m. in City Hall's Rotunda. This initiative will advance San Jose's Green Vision by serving as a civic partner with private industry. Wells Fargo, Applied Materials, BMW, and other sponsors will be onsite to support the launch of ProspectSV. For more information, contact Cara Douglas, Business Communications Manager.
 
  
 
       

PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULED FOR RECRUITING DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, BUILDING, & CODE ENFORCEMENT  

#sjtalent

The City of San Jose is undergoing efforts to recruit a Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement (PBCE). This position is critical to the City's economic vitality; stakeholder input is important. Please join the City and the San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce on November 1 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to help shape the search for the future director. For more information, click here, or contact Lee WilcoxAssistant to the City Manager.
SMALL BUSINESS
    
/ NEW CITY WEBSITE STREAMLINES PROCESS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
#sjworks
Good news for entrepreneurs and small business owners, the City recently launched
Your Business Coaching Center, a website designed to simplify the process of starting, expanding and/or operating a business in San Jose. To get started, click here. For more information, contact Juan Borrelli, San Jose's Small Business Ally.
 
DOWNTOWN
     
/ APIGEE MOVES HEADQUARTERS TO DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE
#sjplace
Equity Office Properties recently signed the largest Downtown lease of the year with technology growth company Apigee. Apigee signed a deal to lease more than 41,000 square feet, moving from Palo Alto into 10 Almaden. Apigee selected Downtown San Jose because of its access to talent,  hundreds of restaurants, transportation, housing, and events. For more information, click here.
 
       
/ CLEANTECH OPEN RETURNS TO SAN JOSE'S CONVENTION CENTER 

From November 20-21, San Jose will host the Cleantech Open Global Forum, a two-day event to  showcase the most ambitious entrepreneurs and innovators of bold sustainability technologies from the U.S. and 20 countries. The event offers opportunities to network with entrepreneurs, investors, cleantech experts, business leaders, government officials, and the media. For more information, click here.

 
NORTH SAN JOSE
     
/ ZOLL PURCHASES MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN SAN JOSE 
#northsj
ZOLL Medical Corporation recently celebrated the opening of its California operations during a move to its new 124,500-square-foot facility at 2000 Ringwood Avenue in San Jose. The new San Jose facility allows the medical device manufacturer to increase production capacity 2.5 times while integrating future acquired technologies and employees. Welcome to San Jose, ZOLL! For more information, contact Chris Burton, Business Development Manager
  
  
INVESTMENT
    
/ SUPERMICRO PURCHASES MERCURY NEWS BUILDING  
Supermicro recently purchased the Mercury News building for $30.5 million reaffirming their commitment to grow in San Jose. Charles Liang, president and chief executive officer, called the purchase "a milestone in our 20-year history," having founded the company in San Jose in 1993. Supermico manufactures energy-efficient computer servers, workstations and computer components, and employs roughly 1,600 people worldwide. For more information about Supermicro, contact Chris Burton, Business Development Manager. To read more, click here.
  
TALENT
/ SJSU JOB FAIR ATTRACTS 2,000
STUDENTS - 120 EMPLOYERS 
#sjtalent
The work2future team collaborated with San Jose State University (SJSU) at a recent on campus Job Fair, where 2,000 students and alumni and more than 120 employers attended. Companies that participated included Cisco, IBM, Juniper, Microsoft, and eBay. For more information about upcoming job fairs, training or hiring employees, contact BJ Sims, Business Services Manager, or click here.
  
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The majority of America's inventors are in San Jose.
  
San Jose region ranks
#1 area in U.S. for patent generation.
  
-The Atlantic Cities,
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There's no other place in the world with the concentration of businesses, entrepreneurial energy, financial capital, talent pool of educated employees and government commitment to business development.
- Patrick Lo,
 CEO,
Netgear,
San Jose
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