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Water Strategy Front And Center

Regulatory issues are impacting the availability of surface water and pressuring groundwater resources.  In response, TID is considering development of an Integrated Water Resources Plan that could drive major changes in how it conducts more.



Are Customers Getting The Message?

Marketing effectively requires that potential customers can understand the message.  The Census Bureau's new Language Mapper displays the dispersion of languages spoken in homes across the more.


To view the Language Mapper, click here.



Social Media's Two-Way Street

Using social tools like Twitter and Facebook can be an excellent means of learning about customers.  Beyond that, they provide opportunities to quickly respond to client concerns and improve customer more.



Reform Delay Boosts Some Businesses

Recently, employer penalties related to the Affordable Care Act were delayed until 2015.  According to a recent survey, nearly one-fourth of businesses that would have been impacted by the employer mandate will invest the savings in equipment or more.

Mark Your Calendar!

The New World Market

Today's world economy makes exporting a better opportunity than ever for San Joaquin Valley businesses.  On August 15th, lenders, banks, and financial institutions are invited to attend a unique training opportunity to teach lenders about the Federal and government resources available to help business customers start or expand their exporting efforts...view the event flyer and agenda.


Event Date:       8/15/2013
Time:                9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location:          3800 Cornucopia Way

 Harvest Hall


California Enterprise Zone News

EZ Program Ending In December...What Does This Mean For Business?

The passage of Legislative Bill 93 by the California Legislature effectively eliminates the Enterprise Zone Program statewide come December 31, 2013.  Governor Brown's new incentive program commencing January 1, 2014, redirects current incentives offered through the Enterprise Zone Program.  With
complete details yet to emerge on the new 
proposed incentive program, the little information that has come about from the State has earmarked the new program as difficult and cumbersome at more.

Alliance Investors
Thank you to the following investors for their support:
Kaiser Outline
1020 Tenth, LLC
1st Light Energy
Ace Auto wreckers 
Acme Construction 
Bank of Ag & Commerce
Bank of the West  
Britton Konynenburg Partners
Building & Construction Trades 
Cal-Green Recycling
Casey Moving Systems   
Central Valley Fund
CHG Structural
Classic Wine Vinegar Company, Inc.
Community Trust Credit Union
Covanta Energy 
Curtis Legal Group
Data Path

Delta Sierra Beverage

Doctors Medical Center 

Don's Mobile Glass

Doubletree Hotel
Duarte Nursery, Inc.  



Foster Farms Dairy
Garton Tractor, Inc
General Teamsters 386
Grimbleby Coleman CPA's
Heald College
International Brotherhood of Electrical
   Workers Local 684 
JKB Development, Inc.
John Evans
Law Offices of Tai C. Bogan
La Perla Mexicana
Lee & Associates
Lock-N-Stitch Inc. 
Manufacturers Council of the
   Central Valley
Mid Valley Foods
Modesto Chamber of Commerce
Modesto Commerce Bank 
Modesto Junk Company 
MTC Distributing
Nexus Engineering 
Nick Sciabica & Sons
NorCal NECA Labor Management
Oak Valley Community Bank 
Oakdale Chamber of Commerce 
Oakdale Irrigation District 
O'Briens Market
Parks Printing
Petrulakis Law & Advocacy, APC
Prime Shine Carwash
Principal Financial Group
Prudential California Realty
Ring Containers
Rocha Transportation
Rogers Jewelry 
Ross F. Carroll Inc.
San Joaquin Valley College
Sconza Candy
SEIU Local 1000  
Solecon Industrial Contractors 
Solid Networks
Stanislaus/Tuolumne Central Labor
Teichert Construction   
Tenney A. Norquist   
Turlock Chamber of Commerce    
TVG Consulting
Umpqua Bank
US Bank
Valley Lexus
Valley First Credit Union
Velthoen and Associates Commercial
W.W. Grainger
Wardens Office Products
Wells Fargo Bank
Western Pacific Truck Driving School 
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The Alliance is TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS!  Committed to creating a blueprint for success, the Alliance is focused on making Stanislaus County a strategic business choice for new, existing and expanding companies. Established in 2002, the organization has been responsible for overseeing both economic development and workforce training activities by focusing on job creation, business assistance and workforce preparation. Under its leadership is:  The Alliance Small Business Development Center; Stanislaus Enterprise Zone 40; Alliance Business Resource Center; Alliance Education Foundation and Alliance Worknet.