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4 Bay Area Mayors Create Summit Designed to Grow Local Manufacturing

11.17.2016 The disappearance of manufacturing jobs in America was a huge focus of this presidential election. The mayors of four Bay Area cities joined together to convene the first Bay Area summit designed to grow manufacturing and create jobs.

- ABC 7 News

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Bay Area Mayors Pushing New Manufacturing Initiative

11.16.2016 The Bay Area’s four largest cities are at the forefront of a surge in manufacturing that could reshape the region’s employment picture, according to a report released Thursday.

- The Mercury News

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A Comeback Story Centered on Transit and Employment Growth

1.6.2016 Bill Harrison, the mayor of Fremont, California, details how his city leveraged an extension of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system into a major economic development expansion.

- Route Fifty

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Look for More Sun-Powered Cities in 2016

12.23.2015 The COP21 accord this month set legally binding targets for countries to combat climate change.

- Next City

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Urbanizing Bay Area Town Wants to Elevate Public Transportation

8.5.2015 The Bay Area city of Fremont straddles two counties and, in some ways, two very different worlds.

- Next City (Transportation)

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What Tesla is doing in America’s newest smokestacks-free manufacturing city

7.21.2015 Fremont, California is reinventing what it means to live in a factory town, and the electric car giant has joined in what could be a new era of U.S. manufacturing.

- Fourtune

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Tesla Snaps up Former Solyndra Building in Huge Fremont Expansion

6.11.2015 Tesla is growing in Fremont amid a spurt of activity in and around the Tesla factory off Interstate 880.

- Silicon Vally Business Journal

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Lennar Bets on Silicon Valley Spread

5.5.2015 With office and residential space in San Francisco and Silicon Valley becoming scarcer by the day, the East Bay city of Fremont, Calif., is girding for some spillover.

- The Wall Street Journal

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How Fremont, California Is Luring In Techies

10.6.14 Fremont City Mayor Bill Harrison discusses bringing tech manufacturing back to the United States and why Fremont, California is a great place for business. He speaks on "Market Makers."

- BloombergTV

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Small-city mayors: Build your tech hardware in the US

10.2.14 Bill Harrison, mayor of Fremont, Calif, hopes to lure more tech manufacturers to his city. Fremont already counts Tesla's electric-car factory among its wins.

- CNET

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Fremont's imaginative planning puts S.F.'s to shame

9.19.14 In a region where imaginative planning often is constrained by fears of the unknown, it's startling to see a major city take an open-ended approach to nearly 900 acres of high-profile land.

- San Francisco Chronicle

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Fremont's Search for a Downtown - and for Stronger Link to Silicon Valley

8.27.14 Fremont, the Bay Area’s fourth-most-populous city, has long been overshadowed by bigger neighbors. But the city hopes to make a name for itself by taking advantage of a strong economy, its location within Silicon Valley and access to transit. That effort starts with building a real downtown for Fremont — from scratch.

- KQED

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Fremont approves new 'innovation district' plan around BART startion, Tesla Motors

7.23.14 Plans to transform the area around the new Warm Springs BART station and Tesla Motors Inc. factory into a mixed-use "innovation district" received a major boost on Tuesday as Fremont City Council members approved a new planning document.

- Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Developers Hone In On Fremont BART Station

6.2.14 Future Fremont BART station to be prime real estate.

- NBC Bay Area

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Mapping Fremont's Journey To Sustainability (Infographic)

5.21.14 The city has just put out a cool infographic, mapping Fremont's journey to sustainability back to mandatory recycling in 1985. It was released with a legislative event celebrating Fremont’s accomplishments in “Regional Transportation, Sustainability and Infrastructure.”

- CleanTechnica

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The Sun Is Shining On This Solar Suburb

4.17.14 It is not mere chance that more than 30 clean and green tech firms have found themselves residingin Fremont. The City of Fremont has been successful in attracting a number of clean technology businesses.

- CleanTechnica

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Silicon Valley City Drives Down The Road Toward Sustainability

3.20.14 The City of Fremont has mde a number of local headlines this month for reports on the high number of electric vehicle owners living within its boundaries.

- CleanTechnica

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Real Estate: 5 Cities in Silicon Valley Worth to Watch in 2014

2.1.14 Clean technology might be the next trend for the Silicon Valley. The city strives to attract and retain cleantech companies by giving tax exemptions and other incentives.

- Epoch Times

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Holmes Report's Innovation Summit Recognizes Innovators In PR And Media

1.30.14 The Holmes Report named Fremont's "Think Silicon Valley" website the winner of the "innovation in media" category in January of 2014.

- Silicon Valley Watcher

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Fremont Ranks No. 10 on 'Best Cities for Job Seekers in California' List

1.8.14 In the fourth-largest city in the Bay Area, it is all about diversity. Fremont's largest employers range from Washington Hospital to Tesla Motors, with Seagate Magnetics and Boston Scientific/Target Therapeutics in between.

- 24/7 Wall Street

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Fremont Ranks No. 2 on 'Best Run Cities in America' List

1.2.14 Fremont was the wealthiest large U.S. city last year. It not only had the highest media income, but also the lowest poverty rate.

- 24/7 Wall Street

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2013 Innovation Scorecard

As with most communities across the U.S. — discussion among government officials and community-based organizations about innovation and entrepreneurship as a local economic development strategy has mostly been relegated to the 50,000 foot level.

- City of Fremont

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The Three Best Cities to Sell Your Home Are All in Silicon Valley

12.2.13 For those on the fence about selling a home in Fremont, San Jose or San Francisco, now would be a good time to pull the trigger.

- Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Top 100 Best Places to Live

10.16.13 Big cities tend to get all the love. But Livability knows that there are great stories to be told in smaller places too.

- Livability

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Fremont Named 10th Happiest Mid-Sized City in America

10.7.13 If you’re not the big city type but also don’t want to while away your days in a country hamlet, a mid-size city may be just right. Before you pick a place that’s not too big and not too small, though, be sure to check out the CareerBliss Happiest Mid-Size Cities in America 2013.

- careerbliss

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Cassidy: Manufacturing Day is worth celebrating in Silicon Valley

10.3.13 I'm feeling an industrial sort of giddiness today, aren't you? Why? Why, because it's Manufacturing Day -- that special day when Americans everywhere go out and, well, honestly, I'm not sure what they do.

- San Jose Mercury News

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What Solyndra’s disaster meant to Fremont, California

8.1.13 Everyone remembers with excruciating clarity where they were upon hearing a devastating piece of news. This is particularly true of a death. And, even more true when that death is about to change your life.

- pandodaily

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The 20 Safest Cities In America

7.25.13 Violent crime reports rose in America for the first time in 2006, according to FBI statistics. However, the recent 1.2% increase belies a long-term trend: America is becoming a much safer country.

- Business Insider

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Silicon Valley-area Hub Becomes Factory Town

5.18.13 In a busy factory, machinists move sheets of aluminum roll in the back door to be molded,
stamped, twisted and notched into high-tech electric cars that sell for more than $60,000 each.

- AP

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Fremont Ranks No. 5 on ‘Best Run Cities in America’ List

1.15.13 Fremont was incorporated in 1956, joining five towns together as a single city. The city is near the core of Silicon Valley, while also connected to San Francisco by the Bay Area Rapid Transit system.

- 24/7 Wall Street

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Urban Land Institute Report

6.11.12 An advisory panel of experts from the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a nonprofit education and research institute, visited Fremont June 11-14, 2012 to analyze the Warm Springs/South Fremont area as a 21st Century Workplace.

- City of Fremont

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Cleantech Boom in Fremont

5.31.13 Fremont aims to expand its cleantech sector and spur new residential, retail and office development in the 850-acre Warm Springs area. Look for new requests for proposals from the city when an official Warm Springs Community Plan is released at the end of this year.

- Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Fremont Turns to Manufacturing in Economic Recovery

Why so many manufacturers say the no place they rather be than Fremont.

- CBS SF Bay Aarea

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Life after Solyndra: Fremont Pumps its Cleantech Agenda

5.2.13 The East Bay city is looking to expand its cleantech and biotech sectors – currently bolstered by tenants like Tesla Motors and Thermo Fisher.

- Silicon Valley Business Journal

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California’s Regulatory Climate Far From Sunny

3.14.13 One California community for which manufacturing regulation is far from an academic subject is Fremont.

- IndustryWeek

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Fremont Ranks No. 1 in U.S. for Technology Start-up Businesses per Capita - City of Fremont

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Urban Land Institute to Focus on Warm Springs/South Fremont - City of Fremont


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