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“Opportunity Detroit” a Case Study on Public Private Partnerships

The Urban Land Institute recently convened in Detroit for an in-depth look at the evolving nature of the Public Private Partnership (3PL). This proved to be an interesting time to examine Detroit’s budding renaissance, which is due in large part to its pr…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/07/opportunity-detroit-case-study-public-private-partnerships

Roundtable Revolution - How the Bay Area can Better Integrate its Innovation Assets

What if we thought of ourselves as a virtual city of 2 million people with an integrated housing and labor market? This question was lobbed to a group of cities last week, including San Francisco, Fremont, Oakland, Vallejo, and Concord. All of these citi…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/09/roundtable-revolution-how-bay-area-can-better-integrate-its-innovation-assets

Do You Hear What I Hear?

The pitter-patter of much-needed rain amidst the busyness of last-minute shopping, children squealing with delight, and holiday greetings between friends and family. As we prepare to slow down a bit for the holiday season (for some much well-earned respit…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/12/do-you-hear-what-i-hear

Fremont’s Economic Ecosystem, and a Tale of Two English Universities

I was intrigued by Mayor Harrison’s recent blog article that outlines important themes for innovation growth. For those of us who research and follow economic ecosystems, Mayor Harrison’s article was spot-on. For the lay person, the discussion is always c…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2015/02/fremonts-economic-ecosystem-and-tale-two-english-universities

The Region is Ready for REDI

Metropolitan regions all over the country — and the world — have been doing it, and finally, we are too! Just what am I talking about? Regions in our globally competitive economy are organizing to promote their strengths and brand themselves in unpreceden…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2015/04/region-ready-redi

Fremont’s Redevelopment Agency is officially out of business

Earlier this month, California’s Department of Finance notified the City of Fremont that the former Redevelopment Agency was officially out of business. This is a major milestone for Fremont. The State has acknowledged that all debts and obligations of t…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2015/06/fremonts-redevelopment-agency-officially-out-business

Mind Your PIAs! A Proposal to Protect and Grow the Bay Area’s Industrial Areas

Who doesn’t love a new acronym? Well, maybe not everyone, but in this case, we couldn’t be happier that the Bay Area’s top planning agency is considering a new business growth tactic — the Priority Industrial Area, or PIA. Modeled on Priority Development…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2015/06/mind-your-pias-proposal-protect-and-grow-bay-areas-industrial-areas

Curious about The Business of Fremont? Come Learn For Yourself

With momentum in Fremont at an all-time high, Silicon Valley’s who’s who can soon see first-hand what’s going on and meet some of the key players. On August 5th, the Silicon Valley Business Journal is hosting ‘The Business of Fremont at ThermoFisher Scie…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2015/07/curious-about-business-fremont-come-learn-yourself

New Silicon Valley EDA Video Highlights Value of Economic Development

This recently released 5 minute video explains Economic Development and its role in supporting Silicon Valley Businesses. With help from people in business, real estate, and local government, the video provides answers on how to leverage Economic Devel…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2015/07/new-silicon-valley-eda-video-highlights-value-eonomic-development