San Jose’s “coolness factor” is raised – the opening of Midtown Arts Mercantile

September 16, 2016 by Reena Brilliot | Blog

Last night we celebrated the grand opening of The Midtown Arts Mercantile project.  The 40,000 square foot building at 430 Lincoln Avenue has a 98-year history deeply rooted in the canning and agricultural history of San Jose. Mayor Sam Liccardo presided, and was enthu…

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The Young & The Restless, San Jose Edition

September 14, 2016 by Michelle Thong | Blog,

We brought economist Joe Cortright to San Jose to talk about why attracting college-educated young adults is so important for our city. Cortright is the Director of City Observatory, a virtual think tank and website with daily commentary that is on the “must-fol…

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From the Economist’s Desk: August 2016 Snapshot

August 22, 2016 by Michelle Thong | Blog,

Wondering how long Silicon Valley’s economic engine will keep on chugging? Read on to get the latest stats on San Jose’s economy, then head on over to our newly-launched economic indicators dashboard to take a look at the data for yourself. This is the in…

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Made in the Bay Area: A look at the regional manufacturing ecosystem

August 17, 2016 by Michelle Thong | Blog

What do solar panel connectors, stereo systems, t-shirts and beer all have in common? Answer: They’re all made in the Bay Area. Four businesses– Bentek, Meyer Sound, Marine Layer and Anchor Steam Brewing—representing each of these sectors were featured at the …

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