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Let’s Get to Work! Regional Workforce Observations

As we all return from the Labor Day Holiday having celebrated the end of summer with friends and family, it’s probably fair to say I spent more time reflecting on the spirit of the holiday than most. That’s because at the Alameda County Workforce Investme…
ters focusing on high growth sectors such as advanced manufacturing http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/09/lets-get-work-regional-workforce-observations

Part I: America’s Advanced Industries: The Backbone of Innovative, Sustained Economic Growth in the U.S.

In the midst of rising uncertainty about the health and long-term stability of our nation’s economy, a new study from the Brookings Institution on America’s Advanced Industries finds that a renewed and sustained investment in this sector is what’s going t…
advanced manufacturing accounts for 23 percent of the City http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2015/03/part-i-americas-advanced-industries-backbone-innovative-sustained-economic-growth-us

What do Fremont, CA & Sheffield, England have in common? Innovation District Strategies Rooted in Advanced Manufacturing

Recently the two of us traveled to Sheffield, England to explore an intriguing question: Can a city and metropolis apply the innovation district model to advanced manufacturing? The answer is a resounding yes.
An advanced manufacturing innovation district grows in Sheffield…polis apply the innovation district model to advanced manufacturingo mind when we think of manufacturing. Even advanced manufacturing appears ill http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2015/04/what-do-fremont-ca-sheffield-england-have-common-innovation-district-strategies-rooted-advanced-manufacturing

Part III: “Future-Proofing” America’s Advanced Industries: It All Starts at the Local/Regional Level

Over the past several weeks, we’ve provided our thoughts on the Brookings Institution’s latest report that analyzes the state of America’s advanced industries, covering everything from the impact of this vital sector in driving sustained economic growth i…
class innovation ecosystem anchored in advanced manufacturing. The top…t shy about touting our local advanced manufacturing ecosystem as one of our best incentives http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2015/05/part-iii-future-proofing-americas-advanced-industries-it-all-starts-localregional-level

Manufacturing startups head for the cloud—and your city

It’s old news that an explosion of Internet-based tools and services—think GitHub and Amazon Web Services—has made it easier and cheaper for entrepreneurs to transform their cool ideas into finished software products. One result: The urban start-up fer…
. For more perspective on Advanced Manufacturing http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2015/05/manufacturing-startups-head-cloudand-your-city

Video Clips from Business of Fremont Breakfast Part 2

In case you missed the Silicon Valley Business Journal event focused on the Business of Fremont at ThermoFisher earlier this year, below are short video clips from the second panel discussion about Fremont's advanced industry profile and what’s driving it…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2015/12/video-clips-business-fremont-breakfast-part-2

A Quick Comparison of Different Models of Innovation to Spur Economic Growth

Last month, the Brookings Institution published a report written by Scott Andes titled How Firms Learn. In the report, Andes examined how companies innovate and what cities can do to foster greater innovation. He analyzed the manufacturing sector and th…
including advanced manufacturing http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/06/quick-comparison-different-models-innovation-spur-economic-growth

Advanced Industries Update: A Mixed Picture of Progress

City, metropolitan area, and state leaders across the country continue to look for ways to re-energize the American economy and make it work better for more people. One way they are doing that is by looking to expand the nation’s advanced industries. A…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/08/advanced-industries-update-mixed-picture-progress

Momentum Builds for Manufacturing Day 2016

School bells are ringing, kids are running down hallways, and the air is slowly changing from a dry summer heat to a crisp fall chill. It is back-to-school season, which means that Manufacturing Day is right around the corner. This year, Manufacturing Day…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/09/momentum-builds-manufacturing-day-2016

Lam Research Wins East Bay Innovation Award for Advanced Manufacturing

Five years ago, the East Bay Economic Development Alliance created a showcase for innovation that perfectly conveys the unique local ecosystem’s nurturing of transformative ideas and products. The East Bay Innovation Awards honors competitors in nine diff…
and advanced manufacturing. Advanced manufacturing is the backbone of our local economy and is http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2017/03/lam-research-wins-east-bay-innovation-award-advanced-manufacturing