Dating back to the days when five small towns came together to form
Fremont, small businesses had been an integral part of the City fabric.
But we recognize that it can be difficult to navigate the seemingly
endless maze of bureaucracy that confronts the new business owner. Well,
the City has good news for its small business community. You have our
attention, and we want to help. That’s why we have a new position
specifically dedicated to all things small business.

Enter Jackie Hall, the City’s new “Small Business Ally”!

Jackie will be serving as the City’s Development Services
“concierge.” With more than 17 years of experience with the City of
Fremont, she is an excellent fit for the position.

In her new role as the City’s Small Business Ally, Jackie will assist small businesses with the following:

  • Facilitating project reviews and permits
  • Helping businesses with internal City/outside agency contacts and resources
  • Tailoring and streamlining permit processes
  • Coordinating with the City’s Office of Economic Development, the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and other business organizations

are kicking off the Small Business Ally program with a series of
meetings and events hosted by the City and the Fremont Chamber of
Commerce. These meetings involve business associations in Irvington,
Centerville, Niles, Mission San Joseand Warm Springs to introduce both
Jackie and the program.

We would love to hear from you with
suggestions and ideas on how to best meet the needs of businesses. So,
feel free to provide comments – we’re listening!