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Welcome to Think Silicon Valley

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, …
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2013/07/welcome-think-silicon-valley

Fremont’s Mayor Offers a Fresh Look behind Solyndra’s Demise

Recently, Fremont’s Mayor Bill Harrison took a look back at the very public demise of solar giant Solyndra, and shared the city’s lessons from that experience. You can view the original article here from PandoDaily, a startup tech website in Silicon Valle…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2013/08/fremonts-mayor-offers-fresh-look-behind-solyndras-demise

BUSINESS RETENTION & EXPANSION SUCCESS (AND WHY WE’RE NOT COLD CALLING …)

Historically, economic development has been synonymous with tempting new businesses to relocate. That’s why it was rather earth-shattering when the Bay Area Council came out with a report last year that concluded that only 2 percent of all new job creatio…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2013/08/business-retention-expansion-success-and-why-were-not-cold-calling

Fremont’s Trade Delegation to India – Startups, Symbiosis, and Sustainability

Last month, the City of Fremont led its first-ever Trade Delegation to India – a country that represents our largest share of population, and even more strikingly, represents business opportunities in our two most important economic growth sectors, Life S…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2013/12/fremonts-trade-delegation-india-startups-symbiosis-and-sustainability

Re-defining “Trade Mission”: Expanding the Global Footprint and Establishing Two-Way Dialog

Trade missions are commonly thought of as attraction tools. You go to a country, you find businesses interested in expansion, you establish a relationship and then you reel them in. It’s not a bad strategy. However, on Fremont’s recent trade mission to…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/01/re-defining-trade-mission-expanding-global-footprint-and-establishing-two-way-dialog

The Role of Cities in Cultivating Silicon Valley Innovation

The post, “Big Idea 2014: Goodbye Silicon Valley, Hello Silicon Cities” caught our attention. Bruce Katz, the author of the post and a vice president at the Brooking Institution, takes the position that while Silicon Valley has delivered stellar innova…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/01/role-cities-cultivating-silicon-valley-innovation

The Olympics, “Tech Transfer” and Sharpening our Competitive Edge

With the Sochi Olympics still fresh in our minds, we are deriving great inspiration from the physical feats, team efforts, and the dedicated training, coaching and partnerships that were behind every athletic success. Even in the most individual of sport…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/02/olympics-tech-transfer-and-sharpening-our-competitive-edge

Spicing up Fremont’s Innovation District – Q&A with Spicely Organics Co-Founders

Lest you think that innovation is relegated to the science and electronics industries, Spicely Organics is proving that new approaches in the food industry are contributing to, and advancing how we approach both health and manufacturing. We recently me…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/04/spicing-fremonts-innovation-district-q-spicely-organics-co-founders

The 49ers, Fremont, and the Regional Economic Benefits of Football

With the new Levi’s Stadium making its debut in Santa Clara to great fanfare, Fremont is gearing up along with the rest of the Bay Area to take advantage of anticipated economic spin-off. While Fremont may be 15.5 miles away from the 50-yard line, we …
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/06/49ers-fremont-and-regional-economic-benefits-football