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Meeting the Market in Ardenwood

Fremont has a history of achieving economic success through proactive planning. With development activity well underway in both Downtown and Warm Springs, it’s validating to see that smart planning during the last economic down cycle is now allowing the C…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/06/meeting-market-ardenwood

Understanding IBank – A resource for manufacturing facilities

IBank, the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank, was created in 1994 with the mission to provide capital for public infrastructure and private development that generates jobs, supports the economy, and promotes a sustainable environment…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/07/understanding-ibank-resource-manufacturing-facilities

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

Real Estate Professionals, Civic Leaders, and Makers Convene to Learn about Small-Scale Manufacturing Opportunities

As mentioned in a recent post, last week we hosted an audience of more than 60 makers, manufacturers, brokers, developers, and civic leaders at Ellison Technologies to hear Recast City’s Ilana Preuss discuss Real Estate Opportunities for Makers and Small-…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/08/real-estate-professionals-civic-leaders-and-makers-convene-learn-about-small-scale-manufacturing-opportunities

SV Real Estate Perspectives: Q&A with Joe Lewis, Orchard Commercial

Earlier this month, real estate magazine, The Registry, hosted its 2016 “Silicon Valley Market Perspectives” event, highlighting some of the region’s biggest real estate players. Several of the featured panelists are active in the Fremont market, includin…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/08/sv-real-estate-perspectives-q-joe-lewis-orchard-commercial

Engineering a More Fuel Efficient French Fry at the PG&E Food Service Technology Center

TSV: Tell us more about Fishnick and the Food Service Technology Center. What goes on here and how can this partnership with PG&E help small businesses? TB: Fisher-Nickel, Inc. manages the Food Service Technology Center (FSTC) in San Ramon under contr…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/09/engineering-more-fuel-efficient-french-fry-pge-food-service-technology-center

Who's Getting Funded in the Hardware Renaissance

​Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the hardware renaissance that is sweeping Silicon Valley (and the world), and is largely driven by advances in IoT. From its impact on local manufacturing to the way it’s changing real e…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/09/money-behind-hardware-renaissance

Cloud is Where the Cost Savings Are

We recently sat down with Bastin Gerald, CEO of Fremont-based Apptivo, a cloud based customer relationship management (CRM) software company. Here’s a bit about the company’s growth, its commitment to CRM and why Fremont is a great location for its headqu…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/10/cloud-where-cost-savings-are

Parks in Thin Air and a Big Blue Bear: Placemaking Tips from ULI Dallas

The Urban Land Institute Conference is a real-time idea lab for urban planners of all stripes. This year’s fall conference in Dallas provided the usual dose of inspiration for bold, game-changing projects that can catalyze a city’s functionality, identity…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/11/parks-thin-air-and-big-blue-bear-placemaking-tips-uli-dallas

The Scoop on Reducing Traffic Congestion: Carpooling is Cool Again

​Have you ever wanted to carpool to work but didn't know how to go about finding someone to ride with? Turns out, there's an app for that. Scoop, the mobile app with over 50,000 commuters on board, recently launched in our area and is changing the future …
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/11/scoop-reducing-traffic-congestion-carpooling-cool-again-1