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Inside Overton Moore's $300 million industrial bet in Fremont

04.26.18 — Next month, Overton Moore Properties will break ground on its $300 million Pacific Commons South development in Fremont that’s unlike any industrial project that’s come before it.

— San Francisco Business Times

 


Commentary: Focus on Advanced Manufacturing

03.27.18 — Every company grapples with the challenge of recruiting talent. But the need is especially dire in advanced manufacturing.

— U.S. News & World Report

 


Californian City Looks To Keep Its Factories Locally-Owned

01.24.18 — While the tech companies of Silicon Valley tend to play an out-sized role in the national economy, it might be surprising to learn that manufacturing remains the backbone of many Californian communities.

— Forbes

2017


If You Build It and Warehouse It, Will They Come?

12.12.17 — To ensure you have the talent to manage your supply chain, your site selection strategies need to target the needs of Millennials.

— Material Handling & Logistics

 


Facebook signs big expansion in Fremont, with room for hundreds of workers

12.01.17 — Social networking giant Facebook is expanding into Fremont, signing a lease for two office buildings near the Dumbarton Bridge with room for hundreds of workers, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

— Silicon Valley Business Journal

 


Facebook leases Fremont buildings for big expansion

11.30.17 — FREMONT — Facebook has embarked on a major expansion of its Bay Area operations and marked its first foray into Fremont by leasing two big office buildings in Fremont’s Ardenwood district with room enough for hundreds of workers.

— The Mercury News

 


Car navigation tech brings new twists and turns to driving

09.05.17 — SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Digital maps that dodge traffic jams are saving time for millions of motorists, but they’re also turning some neighborhood streets into headache-inducing escape routes from congested highways.

— The Associated Press

 


Made in the Bay Area: Dozens of cities have banded together to help revitalize local makers

08.13.17 — At the 35,000-square-foot San Leandro headquarters of metal stamping and spring company Scandic, Hale Foote finds himself with a front-row seat to the Bay Area’s manufacturing evolution.

— San Francisco Business Times

 


Take a look at the Bay Area's strongest manufacturing areas

08.03.17 — Manufacturing is alive and well throughout the Bay Area. As a whole, the nine-county region boasts 341,000 manufacturing workers while the industry reflects 10 percent of the local workforce from San Francisco and Silicon Valley to the East Bay and Wine Country, according to average monthly data from the California Employment Development Department for the third quarter of 2016.

— San Francisco Business Times

 


Peace reigns in the streets of vigilant Fremont

07.24.17 — Sgt. Eric Tang rolled down his patrol-car window and waved as a woman driving by him in Fremont’s upscale Scott Creek Terrace neighborhood asked, “Did you get my email?”

— San Francisco Chronicle  

 


Where Manufacturing Is Thriving In The U.S.

06.12.17 — Throughout the dismal presidential campaign, the plight of America’s manufacturing sector played a central role.

— Forbes

 


BART Opens New Warm Springs Station — and a New Era for South Bay Commuters

03.16.17 — The brand-new Warm Springs BART station is officially open to passengers — and is getting ready to welcome its first weekday commute crowd Monday.

— KQED

 


Tech Manufacturing Companies Flock to Fremont's Innovation District

02.02.17 — When PolySwitch was acquired by Littelfuse Inc. in March 2016, the company had to find a new space in a short amount of time.

 San Francisco Business Times

 


Sobrato Aims to Have Warm Springs Technology Center Occupied by Q4 2018

01.18.2017 — The Sobrato Organization has submitted a Master Plan to the City of Fremont for its Warm Springs Technology Center to be located on a 21.5-acre parcel bounded by Warm Springs Boulevard, Corporate Way, Reliance Way and Research Avenue.

— The Registry

 

2016


Four Bay Area cities, SFMade join forces to save manufacturing

11.17.16 — Between beer brewers, car makers, sewn goods and metal workers, the manufacturing sector in the Bay Area is flourishing.

— San Francisco Business Times

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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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Littelfuse Opens New Silicon Valley Technology Center To Drive Innovation in Automotive and Electronics Markets

10.12.2016 — Littelfuse Inc. announced the opening of its Silicon Valley Technology Center in Fremont, California, at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 10.

— Business Wire

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Tesla's New Long-Range Plan Could Double Size of Fremont Factory

10.07.2016 — Tesla Motors' bustling Fremont factory could roughly double in size under a long-range plan filed with city officials, as the upstart automaker seeks to dramatically expand production of its luxury electric cars.

— San Francisco Chronicle

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The Tesla Effect: How the Cutting Edge Company Became the Most Powerful Engine in Bay Area Manufacturing

08.04.2016 — A high-tech manufacturing ecosystem is evolving in the East Bay around Tesla Motors' production plant in Fremont, spurred in large by the innovative electric car maker's rapid growth as well as by the region's vibrant medical device and clean tech industries.

— San Francisco Business Times

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Coding school 42 plans to educate 10,000 students in Silicon Valley for free

05.17.16 — Xavier Niel’s new project is an ambitious coding university in Silicon Valley called 42. But the trick is that it’s nothing like other universities out there.

— TechCrunch 

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Quinn: The next Silicon Valley? Fremont and Berkeley drive tech scene growth

04.29.16 — The hot new address for a tech startup these days is not on University Avenue in Palo Alto or overlooking the play structure in South Park in San Francisco.

— The Mercury News

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A Comeback Story Centered on Transit and Employment Growth

01.06.2016 — 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

 

2015


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

08.05.2015 — 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

07.21.2015 — 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.

— Fortune

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Tesla Snaps up Former Solyndra Building in Huge Fremont Expansion

06.11.2015 — 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

05.05.2015 — 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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2014


How Fremont, California Is Luring In Techies

10.06.14 — 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

10.02.14 — 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

09.19.14 — 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

08.27.14 — 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

07.23.14 — 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

 


Developers Hone In On Fremont BART Station

06.02.14 — Future Fremont BART station to be prime real estate.

— CleanTechnica

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Mapping Fremont's Journey To Sustainability (Infographic)

05.21.14 — 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.”

— San Francisco Chronicle

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The Sun Is Shining On This Solar Suburb

04.17.14 — 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

03.20.14 — 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

 


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

02.01.14 — 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

01.30.14 — 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

01.08.14 — 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

01.02.14 — 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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