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Urban Life Transformer Jason Roberts Visits San Jose

July 28, 2016 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

One of the advantages of working in economic development for an active, engaged city is that we get to meet creative and actively engaged people who are making amazing contributions to urban life. This week, we heard from Jason Roberts, the founder of Better Block Proje…

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Sun Basket—The Newest Addition to San Jose’s On-Demand Economy Creates Jobs

June 14, 2016 by Reena Brilliot | Blog

E-commerce business have emerged to bring you meals any way you want them—whether it’s your weekly groceries, meal kits you prepare, meals made for you by community chefs, or your favorite restaurant dishes. You can get them all delivered to your doorstep with some …

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What Makes a Great Sports City?

June 6, 2016 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

Traditionally it’s been a combination of one or more legacy teams, venerable venues, a rabid fan base, and crappy weather. That’s how Chicago, Boston, New York, Detroit and the other old-school sports cities earned their rep. Now there’s a new kid in the game – …

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Indie Coffee Houses Perk Up Downtown

May 27, 2016 by Tina Kapoor | Blog

I love coffee. And the recent growth of coffee scene in Downtown San Jose is on point! As more and more local and independent coffee shops continue to pop up in Downtown, I couldn’t be happier. Not only do they add to the many choices in high-quality, caffeinated beve…

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