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A Guide to Holiday Shopping & Dining in Fremont

With the official holiday gift buying season about to begin, the first ever Fremont Shopping Guide is ready to help with your plan of attack on Black Friday and beyond. You might already be familiar with the “Enjoy Fremont” Restaurant and Hotel Guide. T…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/11/guide-holiday-shopping-dining-fremont

Four Cities. One Bay Area Economy. Urban Manufacturing Survey Shows Diverse Strengths

Urban Manufacturing has long been part of Fremont’s DNA. It’s a commitment and passion that is shared by our big-city neighbors including San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland – all of whom have come together to better understand, support, and grow the in…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/11/four-cities-one-bay-area-economy-urban-manufacturing-survey-shows-diverse-strengths

Using Technology to Eliminate Traffic Fatalities: Fremont’s Vision Zero Plan Leads the Way

​Inspired by Sweden, Vision Zero endorses the idea that no loss of life is acceptable, and traffic accidents are preventable. The Vision Zero plan promotes a zero tolerance policy for traffic fatalities. In Fremont alone, there were 21 fatalities and 84 …
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/12/using-technology-eliminate-traffic-fatalities-fremonts-vision-zero-plan-leads-way

$100 Million In Tax Credits Available to California Businesses

Happy New Year! A new round of funding from the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is kicking off 2017. California Competes Tax Credit is a five-year income tax credit available to businesses of all sizes who want t…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2017/01/100-million-tax-credits-available-california-businesses

2017 Economic Forecast is “Sluggish” but Here are Five Reasons Why Silicon Valley is Poised to do Better Than the Rest

Good news! Kind of. Real estate magnate Louis Belmonte does not predict a 2017 recession. “There’s no bust because busts follow booms and believe me, there’s no boom.” Belmonte headlined the Silicon Valley Crew annual forecast event, acknowledging that…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2017/01/2017-economic-forecast-sluggish-here-are-five-reasons-why-silicon-valley-poised-do-better-rest

How Has Web 2.0 Changed Website Development and Small Business Marketing?

​What exactly is Web 2.0 and how are small businesses in Alameda County using it? I had the opportunity to discuss this trend at Fremont’s latest small business workshop. Web 2.0, driven by the popularity of social media, has shifted the dynamics of cu…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2017/02/how-has-web-20-changed-website-development-and-small-business-marketing

Fremont’s New Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station Creates Stronger Link to Silicon Valley

On a blustery morning, hundreds flocked to the celebration of the Warm Springs/South Fremont BART station opening, a moment that the City and community had long been waiting for. After decades of planning and months of anticipation, Friday, March 24, mar…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2017/03/fremonts-new-warm-springssouth-fremont-bart-station-creates-stronger-link-silicon-valley

Food Tech, Automation, and IoT – Q&A with L2F Co-Founder and CEO Shawn Lange

​A lot can be said about the impact of automation in manufacturing. But what often goes unsaid is that automation equipment itself is a burgeoning industry. These days, Fremont finds itself as somewhat of a ground zero for this industry given the robust m…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2017/04/food-tech-automation-and-iot-q-l2f-co-founder-and-ceo-shawn-lange

Tech Trends for Small Business: Cloud Adoption

​Few markets benefit from new technology more than small business. New software, gadgets, online services ─ all are ready to help small businesses do more and reach further, and take less time doing it. However, not all small businesses use technology …
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2017/04/tech-trends-small-business-cloud-adoption

The Intersection of Supply Chain Management, Sustainability, and Education

We met Rex Ryan Magadia at a event with the San Francisco chapter of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). His interest in supply chain management stems both from his experience growing up in the Philippines and a personal mission…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2017/05/intersection-supply-chain-management-sustainability-and-education