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MARCH 2014
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/ SJ ECONOMY COMMUNICATIONS SUITE

#sjplace

San Jose's Office of Economic Development recently completed a series of collateral materials to help  developers, brokers, property owners and partners communicate the benefits of living and working in our city. Included in these materials are key facts,  new images of San Jose, and details about business assistance programs. All materials are available online, by clicking here, and in print. To request materials contact Cara Douglas, Business Communications Manager.

 

 

 

 

 
  
                   

/ SAN JOSE RANKS #1 IN NATION FOR UPWARD MOBILITY
#sjtalent

In a recent report by the National Bureau of Economic Research, San Jose ranked as the #1 city in America for upward income mobility. Specifically, the report found that residents have the highest chance nationally if starting in the bottom 20% of income distribution of reaching the top 20%. Key factors include education quality, racial and ethic integration, social capital, and family structure. To read the full report, click here. For more information, contact John Lang, Chief Economist.

 

EDENVALE
San Jose BioCube

/ SAN JOSE BIOCUBE GROWS TO 

83% OCCUPANCY

#sjgrowth
The San Jose BioCube is a fully equipped bioscience research  and development center consisting of wet-lab and office space. The facility caters to startups and growth companies  and is at 83 percent occupancy. "At current growth rates, we anticipate the BioCube to be fully occupied by Summer 2014," said Anthony Gonzalez, managing director of San Jose BioCube. For more information, click here. For more information about development in Edenvale, contact Chris Burton, Business Development Manager.
 
Amgen Tour

/ AMGEN TOUR ANNOUNCES  NINTH YEAR IN SAN JOSE-THE ONLY CITY TO HOST THE EVENT EVERY YEAR

#sjgrowth

The route for the ninth edition of America's largest and most prestigious professional cycling stage race, the Amgen Tour of California, was announced recently. This challenging race will bring elite cyclists from all over the world to California May 11-18 for more than 730 miles of all-out battle through 12 host cities, including San Jose, the only city to host the Tour for each of the nine years since the race began in 2006. The San Jose Stage 3 Start, on Tuesday, May 13, will be produced by a veteran Local Organizing Committee, led by the San Jose Sports Authority. The stage will start at Raging Waters at Lake Cunningham Regional Park in San Jose and riders will travel north toward the East Foothills, before turning onto Mt. Hamilton Road to tackle the early climb on Mt. Hamilton, continuing on to finish atop Mt. Diablo on the most challenging stage of the 2014 race.The San Jose Sports Authority, a non-profit organization that serves as the sports commission for the City of San Jose, will lead the planning and implementation of the Stage 3 Start. For more information about the Amgen Tour click here, or contact Cara Douglas, Business Communications Manager.

 
DOWNTOWN
ELECTRIC CLOUD JOINS 80+ HIGH-TECH FIRMS DOWNTOWN
#sjdowntown

Electric Cloud, a software-delivery optimization company, will move its Sunnyvale headquarters to the historic brick building at 33 South Market in May, 2014 occupying nearly 20,000 square feet. Welcome to Downtown! To read more, click here. For more information about Downtown, contact Leland Wilcox, Downtown Manager.

 
Global Innovation Week in San Jose
GLOBAL INNOVATION SUMMIT + WEEK KICKS OFF IN DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE 
#sjdowntown
The Global Innovation Summit +Week was held in February at the Marriott Hotel in Downtown San Jose, bringing  together more than 1,000 participants from 50 countries to foster systemic innovation in startup communities and across companies, cities and countries. The event focused on growing innovation ecosystems that stimulate the creation of breakthrough products, design new solutions to big challenges, and catalyze sustainable economic growth and wealth.  It is slated to return to San Jose in 2015. For more information, click here, or contact Cara Douglas, Business Communications Manager. 
 
INVESTMENT
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/ SAN JOSE RANKS IN TOP 30 CITIES WORLDWIDE FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

#sjinvests

San Jose recently ranked among  the top of 30 other cities worldwide for real estate investment according to a recent study by  Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL). The report looked at 30 cities worldwide where 50 percent of the US$4.6 trillion in direct commercial real estate investments has been concentrated over the past decade and highlights real estate's impact on the strength of super and primary cities and the growth of second-tier cities.  The report contends that real estate is no longer a consequence of a city's economic success, but is now actively employed to drive it. To read more, click here, or contact John LangChief Economist. 

  
SMALL BUSINESS
  
             

/ YOUR BUSINESS COACHING CENTER WEB PORTAL HELPS KICK START BUSINESSES 

#sjsmallbusiness

Your Business Coaching Center web  portal was recently launched by San Jose's Office of Economic Development as a tool to help businesses start or expand in San Jose. The web portal offers a simplified process for prospective companies to navigate the City's registration and permitting processes. To access the site, click here. For more information, contact BJ Sims, Business Services Manager.
 
TALENT
  
                

/ JOB FAIR AT MEXICAN HERITAGE PLAZA DRAWS AREA EMPLOYERS

#sjtalent

On March 19, 2014 work2future will host a job fair at the Mexican Heritage Plaza attracting more than 25 employers and an anticipated 300 seekers.  Some of the employers attending the event include  Beutler Corporation,  Walgreens, Panera Bread,  Marriot,  Great America, Nestle,  AccentCare, Prometheus Real Estate,  CLP and IKEA. For more information, click here, or contact BJ Sims, Business Services Manager.

 
Find Your Place
HOW WE CAN HELP

OFFICE OF ECONONIC DEVELOPMENT DIGITAL BROCHURE

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BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

PROGRAM FACT SHEETS

  
For more information, call 408.535.8181, or contact Cara Douglas.  
  
#whysj
San Jose is the heart of Silicon Valley, a place of both innovation and excitement, and this is why we are headquartered here. Working with the City eased our transition and welcome us in a big way as the newest member of a forward-thinking community.
 
Charles Berger,
President & CEO,
Extreme Networks,
San Jose
ENTREPRENEUR SPOTLIGHT
FUN FACT
EVENTS

/ Cirque du Soleil - Amaluna

ongoing through 3.2.14

 

/ Amgen Tour of California, Start Stage 3 in San Jose

5.13.14

 

JOB FAIRS & WORKSHOPS

/ Big Lots hiring event

3.3.14

 

/ work2future Mexican Heritage Job Fair

3.19.14

 

/ Free job training courses through Skill Up America

ongoing

 

For more information, contact BJ Sims.  
  

 

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