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San Jose Welcomes Dublin Lord Mayer | New Sister City Link with Guadalajara

April 6, 2014 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

#sjinternational Highlighting San Jose’s strong economic linkages with Mexico,  San Jose established a new Sister City affiliation with Guadalajara, which is Mexico’s center of information technology. San Jose is Guadalajara’s largest trading par…

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San Jose Ranks #1 in Nation for Upward Mobility

March 6, 2014 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

#sjtalent In a recent report by the National Bureau of Economic Research, San Jose ranked as the #1 city in America for upward income mobility. Specifically, the report found that residents have the highest chance nationally if starting in the bottom 20% of income d…

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San Jose’s Foreign Trade Zone Expands and Streamlines the Process

February 6, 2014 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

#sjinvests Companies and cities in Silicon Valley can now access the Alternative Site Framework (ASF) Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) to expedite applications for eligibility. At San Jose’s request, recent approval by the U.S. Department of Commerce broadened FTZ access…

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City Wins Three of Seven Top Awards for Innovation, Job Development and Growth

January 6, 2014 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

#sjworks The City of San Jose won three of the seven awards presented at the recent “Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet” event sponsored by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) for innovative projects and services in the public sector that led to job…

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