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 MAY 2014
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Environmental Innovation Center
/ SAN JOSE CELEBRATES THE OPENING OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION CENTER ON MAY 30 
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The San Jose Environmental Innovation Center (SJEIC) will open its doors with a 10:00 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, May 30, 2014. Located at 1608 Las Plumas Avenue on the northeast side of Downtown San Jose, the facility brings countywide economic and environmental benefits with three new services: the Prospect Silicon Valley Technology Demonstration Center, which supports entrepreneurs with emerging green technologies and stimulates green job growth; a new 15,000 square-foot Habitat for Humanity ReStore, which sells new and salvaged building materials, furniture, and appliances; and a state-of-the-art permanent Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Drop-off Facility. SJEIC is a green building that will be powered by wind and solar. It features interior composting toilets, LED streetlights, native landscaping, a bioswale that filters stormwater, and a public art feature that channels roof runoff into site irrigation. The event is open to the public and attendees will have the opportunity to explore the site's many interesting features and shop at the ReStore. For more information, contact Cara Douglas, Business Communications Manager. To RSVP for the event, click here

 

 
 
       
US PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE WILL MOVE DOWNTOWN

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San Jose City Council recently approved terms for the Federal government to lease 35,000 square feet in the City Hall Wing to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The USPTO's Silicon Valley location will serve innovators and entrepreneurs on the West Coast and Pacific Rim. "The U.S. Patent Office is yet another large tenant and anchor institution choosing Downtown San Jose this year," said Kim Walesh, San Jose's Economic Development Director. "The City invested significant effort to locate the Office in San Jose because we're committed to helping start-ups, scaling businesses, and global corporations grow in our City." San Jose leads the nation in patent generation. To read more, click here, or contact Cara Douglas, Business Communications Manager.

 

NORTH SAN JOSE
Sunpower Corporation
/ SUNPOWER JOINS CITY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TEAM FOR CLEAN AND EMERGING TECH SUMMIT
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San Jose's Office of Economic Development recently joined forces with Sunpower at their North San Jose headquarters to host the Clean and Emerging Technology Summit. The Summit brought together 43 local industry leaders representing research and development, prototyping and manufacturing within the local clean tech industry. For more information, click here or contact Chris Burton, Senior Business Development Manager.

 

Vander-Bend Manufacturing
/ VANDER-BEND  MANUFACTURING LEASES 200,000 SQFT   
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Vander-Bend Manufacturing will move its operations and about 450 employees to North San Jose after signing a long-term lease for more than 200,000 square feet in one of the larger deals this year. Vander-Bend, a contract manufacturer that has long been based in Sunnyale, has leased 2701 Orchard Parkway, a 207,000-square-foot, single-story building that owner LBA Realty bought in 2011 for about $14 million. The lease allows Vander-Bend, which is currently in four buildings totaling roughly 175,000 square feet, to get under one roof with room to expand. According to Vander-Bend's General Manager Steve Wolf, "We looked in various places, including the East Bay, looked north and south. The particular site we've chosen is a very attractive neighborhood, it's close to our customers and where we are now." Welcome to San Jose, Vander-Bend! For more information, click here, or contact Chris Burton, Senior Business Development Manager.

 

DOWNTOWN
  
#DowntownSJ
/ BROKERS DISCUSS
UPTICK IN DOWNTOWN REAL ESTATE MARKET

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San Jose's Office of Economic Development recently hosted an informational seminar for area commercial real estate brokers to present data pointing to an uptick in leasing activity and growth in Downtown San Jose over the past year. The event was held at Apigee's new global headquarters at Equity Office's 10 Almaden location, where it recently leased 41,000 square feet. To review the data about Downtown, click here, or contact Lee Wilcox, Downtown Manager.

 

INVESTMENT
 

Mineta San Jose

International Airport

/ SAN JOSE AIRPORT RANKS SECOND FASTEST GROWING MEDIUM HUB IN US - POINTS TO STRONG ECONOMY

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Mineta San Jose International Airport increased passenger traffic by 5.9 percent in 2013, making it the second fastest growing medium-sized hub airport in the nation. Director of Aviation Kim Becker Aguirre noted, "This growth reflects the strength of the Silicon Valley market and the competitive advantages our airport provides to carriers." San Jose will add new international and domestic service including additional flights to Orange County and Los Angeles, daily nonstop flights to Tokyo, and new flights to Denver, San Diego and Seattle. Hawaiian Airlines will resume daily nonstop service to Honolulu on May 16 and Alaska Airlines will launch daily nonstop service to Salt Lake City on June 12. To read more, click here, or contact Cara Douglas, Business Communications Manager.

 

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For more information, call 408.535.8181 or contact Cara Douglas 
  
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 Caltrain makes 125 stops at Diridon Station in Downtown San Jose every week.
  
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EVENTS
JOB FAIRS & WORKSHOPS

/ Free Job Training Courses Through Skill Up America

ongoing

  

/ Silicon Valley U.S. Export Assistance Center Offers Free International Market Intelligence 1:1 Training Through 5.1.14

 

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