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 JANUARY 2015 
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San Jose's Office of Economic Development would like to thank you for your many contributions to our great City this year. San Jose is the Capital of Opportunity, and is full of activity and potential. In this special issue, we've recapped some of our favorite stories of 2014 and invite you take pride in the successes we've achieved together. Thank you!

 

From our entire team, we wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a Prosperous and Healthy New Year!  

Kim Walesh
Director of Economic Development
Deputy City Manager

 

  

TOP STORIES OF 2014
City Wins Three of Seven Top Awards for Innovation, Job Development and Growth
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/ FEBRUARY

San Jose Earthquakes Celebrate 40 Years of Soccer in San Jose - New Stadium Takes Shape

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/ MARCH

San Jose Ranks #1 in Nation for Upward Mobility

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/ APRIL

Edgewater Networks Grows Workforce by 50% - Moves to South San Jose

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/ MAY

San Jose Celebrates The Opening of the Environmental Innovation Center 

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/ JUNE 

San Jose Ranked #1 City in US for Small Business

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/ JULY 

San Jose Ranks #1 in Nation for Employee Satisfaction 

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/ AUGUST 

It's Happening - Summer in Historic Saint James Park 

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/ SEPTEMBER

Prospect Silicon Valley Opens Cleantech Hub  

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/ OCTOBER

Manufacturing Week Kicks Off in San Jose

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/ NOVEMBER

Study Indicates Talent Pipeline Starts at San Jose State University

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/ DECEMBER

Pop-Up Retail Arrives In Time for Holidays

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FEATURE 2015 STORY 
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/ "SKY'S THE LIMIT" - DOWNTOWN HIGH-RISE DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE  
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The San Josť City Council recently approved suspending the collection of city construction taxes in order to incent the next high-rise office development project and keep pace with growing demand in Downtown San Josť. 

 

"Today, companies are choosing urban environments to access and attract a talented workforce," said Mayor-Elect Sam Liccardo. "With more than 2,500 new housing units under development and more than 110 tech companies, we are experiencing stepped-up demand from employees and businesses to locate in Downtown." 

 

The High-Rise Development Incentive builds on successful efforts led by San Josť's Office of Economic Development, the San Jose Downtown Association, and Downtown banks and property owners to lower office vacancy rates in San Josť's Downtown. This one-time incentive seeks to continue those efforts and accelerate investment in more commercial space Downtown. It could reduce construction costs by $800,000 to $1.5 million and help make a potential office high-rise viable in the next two years.

 

"As the commercial vacancy rate drops below 13 percent, adding jobs Downtown will become increasingly difficult without additional commercial development in the City Center," Kim Walesh, Director of Economic Development and Deputy City Manager. "This one-time incentive is designed to add more businesses Downtown where there is ample transit, housing and amenities." To read more, click here, or contact Lee Wilcox, Downtown Manager. 

 

  
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