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10.18.22 — Manufacturing Day is an opportunity for companies like Enovix to both literally and metaphorically open their doors and allow students to experience advanced industries firsthand.

— Tri-City Voice 

9.15.22 — Fremont, Calif., with its large Tesla workforce and some 900 companies making physical products, has positioned itself as a hub for battery storage and green energy development.

— Government Technology

9.12.22 — The City of Fremont launched a new community communication platform last week to serve as a hub for residents to interact with city staff and provide feedback on city projects.

— SF Gate

8.30.22 — When they acquire systems and software, cities and counties need to concentrate on what’s important, says Sanford “Sandy” Taylor, Fremont Calif.’s director of information technology.

— American City and County

7.28.22 — Fremont's Safe Sleeping program registers people's cars and affords them safe spaces to park overnight at area churches.

— CBS Bay Area

7.22.22 — A Fremont woman learned new career skills at no cost to give herself a leg up on the job search. It was all thanks to a free program born from a partnership between the City of Fremont’s employment development department, Ohlone College, Work 2 Future, Alameda County and Evolve Manufacturing technologies.

— KRON 4

5.11.22 — With the approval of the permanent rules, Fremont joins a growing list of cities aiming to support businesses that have had to figure out how to adapt and survive during frequently shifting health mandates amid the pandemic.

— The Mercury News

3.2.22 — The city of Fremont has new bragging rights -- it was named the happiest place to live in the entire United States, according to WalletHub.

— NBC Bay Area

2.4.22 — The approximately 250-foot span will better connect the Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station with the burgeoning Fremont Innovation District by providing direct access for businesses, offices and homes on the west side of the station.

— Mass Transit

Fremont Distributes Traffic Safety Kits to Unhoused Population

1.11.22 — To combat a nationwide spike in traffic fatalities related to reckless speeding and homeless individuals, the City’s Human Services Department and Public Works Transportation Division have partnered to distribute 100 traffic safety kits.

— Tri-City Voice


10.21.21 — If you travel anywhere in Fremont, you might have noticed small boxes attached to the top of light poles around the city. These boxes are small wireless facilities, referred to mostly as "small cells," which are a type of wireless technology that adds capacity and improves broadband infrastructure.

— Tri-City Voice

10.15.21 — The Fremont Police Department has been testing electronic vehicles for a few years and is in the process of making its fleet fully electric. However, fully adoption can't occur until charge times are reduced.

— Government Technology

9.23.21 — The Fremont Police Department has added another Tesla to its fleet, this one is a Model Y. In the department’s latest post, it noted that the Model Y became its latest addition in its hybrid and electric fleet of over 40 vehicles.

— CleanTechnica

6.15.21 — For Fremont, we had to think outside the box to make sure that business owners benefited from the City’s support throughout the pandemic (and now beyond as we enter the next phase).

— Main Street America

6.9.21 — Nestled in the San Francisco Bay area, Fremont is home to a highly-educated population. When the residents of Fremont aren’t busy hiking in the area’s beautiful nature preserves, they must be studying: 51.02% of the population have at least a bachelor’s degree.

— Verizon

This program in Fremont is reskilling people who lost their jobs during the pandemic

6.1.21 — The pilot program, called Earn and Learn Fremont, saw 17 people with no manufacturing background complete an eight-week training course that included six weeks of on-site classwork at Evolve, through Ohlone, on the basics of manufacturing and safety.

— San Francisco Chronicle

4.1.20 — Bay Area businesses are ramping up production of critical medical equipment to fight COVID-19, and in some cases converting factories for that purpose, to help address a nationwide shortage.

3.27.20 — As U.S. demand for ventilators skyrockets during the coronavirus pandemic, smaller medical device makers are simplifying their designs and pushing other work aside to make more of the devices, including Fremont-based Evolve Manufacturing Technologies, Inc.

2.28.20 — Fremont, California, has partnered with autonomous driving start-up to introduce a pilot commuter programme offering rides for a group of city employees.

2.27.20 — Municipal employees in Fremont, Calif., can now hop on a self-driving shuttle to get from a train station to city offices. The company running the service,, just got a huge cash infusion from Toyota.

2.25.20 — The same city that converted a used Tesla Model S into a police car is shuttling its city employees to work in self-driving cars. China- and California-based launched a self-driving car pilot program in Fremont, California, on Tuesday. If that city sounds familiar, it's where Tesla built its very first factory. One of Fremont's police cars is actually a Model S.

2.11.20 — At the inaugural Fremont Mobility Summit last week in Silicon Valley, officials presented the city's newly released Mobility Action Plan. The plan centers on rethinking transportation and infrastructure in the region.

— Government Technology


12.11.19 — Managing life and work or school requires a careful blend of determination and creativity, no matter what age you are. When you’re 15, your journey involves remembering which book to take for each class. That’s why Matthew Chandler invented his own book-reminder device at the makerspace within the Fremont Main Library.

11.21.19 — New manufacturing jobs are available in Silicon Valley -- there just aren't enough people trained to do them. Now a new program at Fremont's Ohlone Community College could be the solution and it's one that could be used as a model nationwide.

— ABC7 News


11.20.19 — In order to build a better Bay Area, the Bay Area has to be a good place to do business. As ABC7 News focuses on the City of Fremont this week, we're looking into how its legacy manufacturing environment has shaped the expanding city. And how the tech community is managing.

— ABC7 News


11.18.19 — It is one of the largest cities in the Bay Area, but it has no downtown business district. Fremont is hoping to change that, taking steps to create a unique urban center, literally starting from the ground up.

— ABC7 News


06.14.19 — Fremont has all of the attributes you’d expect to see in a growing Bay Area city: Major employers like Tesla Inc. and Delta Electronics, a thriving scene for biotech and cleantech startups, direct access to BART, and an ideal central location. Here’s what it’s missed — a downtown.

— Silicon Valley Business Journal 


06.14.19 — While San Francisco and the South Bay are often synonymous with technology, the city of Fremont has historically been known for its manufacturing. But over the past decade, traditional manufacturing companies have given way to alternatives, making the city a hub for clean technology and the life sciences.

— Silicon Valley Business Journal 


06.13.19 — The first residents have moved into Fremont’s Warm Springs Innovation District, though the view from their condos and townhomes — where prices start around $850,000 and rise to $1.5 million — isn’t exactly the stuff of dreams.

— Silicon Valley Business Journal 


04.05.19 — Planners in Fremont, CA, appear to be the first to complete a solar microgrid system with battery backup for a fire station in the United States, seeking to be more hardened against wildfire, utility blackouts, hurricanes, or other threatening events.

— CleanTechnica


03.06.19 — The used car bought through Tesla looks a lot like the other patrol vehicles parked in back of Fremont police headquarters. But unlike the Fords and Chevys, this particular car requires a lot of special attention.



The Tesla Model S reports for police cruiser duty in California

01.25.19 — Police officers in Fremont, California, will soon catch bad guys without burning a drop of gasoline. The city is preparing to add a Tesla Model S to its fleet of police cruisers as part of a pilot program.

Digital Trends


This East Bay Energy Startup Is Building Microgrids for California’s Fire Stations

01.15.19 — Gridscape’s systems keep power flowing to emergency services, as state regulators contemplate powering down the grid when the risk of wildfire is high.

Greentech Media


Fremont, Calif., Leverages STiR, Waze Collaborations to Manage Congestion

10.10.18 — Officials in Fremont, which recently joined the Startup in Residence program, hope to utilize it and a recent Waze partnership to address significant traffic congestion caused by out-of-town commuters.

Government Technology


Bay Area cities turn to startups to solve housing, traffic, other woes

10.09.18 — As the Bay Area struggles with a shortage of housing and congested freeways that are rapidly deteriorating many residents’ quality of life,  a handful of local cities are asking tech startups for help..

The Mercury News


A Tale of Two Maker Cities: What One Silicon Valley City Learned from a Trip to Pittsburgh

08.13.18 — At first glance, steel town Pittsburgh, PA, and tech hub Fremont, CA, don't appear to have much in common. One boasts a respected manufacturing legacy, and the other is nestled among the tech giants of Silicon Valley.

— THE Journal


Net Zero Energy as Competitive Advantage to Produce More in US?

08.08.18 — By creating a zero net energy building, Sonic Manufacturing cuts energy costs and becomes more competitive.

— IndustryWeek


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


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.



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



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


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


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


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


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


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 


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



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


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)


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


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


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



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


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.



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


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.



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


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


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


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


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


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


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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