Kelly Kline

Economic Development Director & Chief Innovation Officer

When SizeUp.com released a startup survey last year showing Fremont having the most U.S. startups per capita, the head-scratching was palpable. Among the head-scratchers were SizeUp and the City itself. Aren’t cities like San Francisco and Austin supposed to be leading the charge in this area? Isn’t Fremont the place for major R&D operations like Boston Scientific, Lam Research and Western Digital? The answers are Yes, and, Yes. However, underlying the study are important facts explaining why a manufacturing hub like Fremont is a stealth player in the startup sphere.
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Meet the Fremont Team

Posted on Aug 07, 2013


Kelly Kline

Economic Development Director & Chief Innovation Officer

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Christina Briggs

Deputy Economic Development Director/Assistant to the City Manager

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Kelly Kline

Economic Development Director & Chief Innovation Officer

On Wednesday, June 26th, the Fremont City Council, Transit and Utility Agencies, and local media toured three projects that comprise an $8B investment in transit and water systems that will enhance the economic vitality of the greater Bay Area.
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Christina Briggs

Deputy Economic Development Director/Assistant to the City Manager

As any proper economic development team would, we have spent significant time the last few years marketing Fremont’s strong “clean technology” cluster … until recently. That is, we started getting corrected by experts in this industry for generalizing what is actually a vast array of technologies into the single term, “clean tech.”
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Welcome to Think Silicon Valley

Posted on Jul 24, 2013


Kelly Kline

Economic Development Director & Chief Innovation Officer

Doing business in Silicon Valley calls for connecting in the digital world as well as the physical world. Sure, our regular customers cut some slack. After all, as Fremont’s Economic Development Department, we are part of a government agency. However, we can’t expect to attract new business unless we reflect the sophistication of the businesses we seek to serve. But keep reading. I think you’ll find that Fremont is taking a cue from its innovation companies and innovating itself on a whole new level.
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Welcome to our blog – Takes from Silicon Valley East! Our view is slightly different here on the east side of the bay – from the Mission Peak backdrop to the advanced manufacturing companies that dot our boulevards. As we become more urban and strive to interpret the business issues affecting our innovation economy, we want to share with you our observations, insights, photos, arguments, agreements, inspirations and CEO interviews – and here on our blog is exactly where we plan to do this.

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