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Viva CalleSJ will open San Jose streets twice in 2019

March 22, 2019 | Blog

Responding to the ever-growing crowds of walking, biking, scooting and skating participants, the open-streets event Viva CalleSJ will be held in May and September in 2019. “Downtown and Eastbound” will take place on Sunday, May 19, covering a route from St. James Pa…

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OED hosts well-attended forum on Foreign Trade Zones

March 22, 2019 | Blog

As a Foreign Trade Zone grantee, the 18th in the country, San Jose’s Office of Economic Development held an event to provide Silicon Valley companies insights into the advantages of operating within an FTZ. The Forum was held at City Hall on March 5,  and attract…

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Next steps — San Jose Wayfinding Project

March 21, 2019 | Blog

OED has been working with other regional entities including SFO and SJC, VTA (others) on developing an integrated way-finding approach that provides block-by-block guidance to visitors to Downtown San Jose while also relating to way-finding initiatives throughout the Ba…

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City’s housing crisis workplan update

March 20, 2019 | Blog

In a February, 2019 presentation to the Community & Economic Development Committee (CEDC) of the San Jose City Council, OED outlined the City’s major initiatives that address the need for housing in San Jose, including progress on existing initiatives and planned …

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