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Aspiring entrepreneurs, “Effective Small Business Marketing Using Social Media” Wed., Nov. 6

Aspiring entrepreneurs, “Effective Small Business Marketing Using Social Media” Wed., Nov. 6

Aspiring entrepreneurs, don’t miss “Effective Small Business Marketing Using Social Media” Wed., Nov. 6, 9am at the Small Business Development Center Worknet Office Building, 56 S. Lincoln, Stockton. This is a FREE event, but you must register.
More info/register - http://bit.ly/1aU4Fpo

SelectUSA 2013 Summit underway in Washington DC

SelectUSA 2013 Summit underway in Washington DC

San Joaquin Partnership President & CEO Mike Ammann is attending the summit hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce. He is participating as part of the California exhibit shown above. 

More than 1,000  participants from around the world have registered for SelectUSA, the first-ever U.S. government-wide initiative to promote and facilitate investment in the United States.

It's mission is to promote more Foreign Direct Investment using the full power and resources of the Federal government.

Stockton company gets $2.54 million contract for Tracy Defense Depot work

Patriot Construction Inc. of Stockton has been awarded a $2.54 million contract for renovations to a facility at the Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin in Tracy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District says Wednesday.

Work includes the modernization of a warehouse for Defense Logistics Agency disposition services. The agency is the Department of Defense's largest logistics combat support agency, providing worldwide logistics support in both peacetime and wartime to the military services as well as several civilian agencies and foreign countries.

"This contract will help keep the Tracy defense depot on track with their general maintenance and upkeep goals, as well as satisfy operational needs impacted by the relocation of disposition services from the Sharpe depot to the Tracy depot," says Duane Balch, a project manager for the Sacramento District.

Partnership seeking investment in San Joaquin USA at SelectUSA Summit

Partnership seeking investment in San Joaquin USA at SelectUSA Summit

With just two days to go, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has announced that more than 1,000 participants from around the world have registered to attend the SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit, October 31-November 1, in Washington, D.C. The event will be at capacity attendance.

   The first-ever Investment Summit will connect both domestic and foreign companies and investors with local, state, and regional economic development organizations (EDOs) in an effort to promote investment and support jobs in the United States. To date, EDOs from 47 states plus the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories will be participating at the event, and companies representing nearly 60 markets will also be attending.

    Yesterday, California Deputy Director for international Affairs Brian Peck announced that GO-Biz is leading a statewide coalition of business groups.

San Joaquin USA Entrepreneurial Challenge offering "early start" for applicants

San Joaquin USA Entrepreneurial Challenge offering "early start" for applicants

2014 applicants encouraged to attend December workshops

Aspiring entrepreneurs from San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Alpine, Calaveras, Amador, Mariposa and Tuolumne counties can compete for cash and services worth over $24,000 in the fifth annual San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge (SJEC).  

Gas Prices lowest since last January!

*  "We're in a longer-term downtrend with retail gasoline prices"

California drivers are now paying gasoline prices not seen since the end of January, following five weeks of declines at the pump, according to price surveys Friday.

The state average is $3.753 a gallon for regular on Friday - 3.2 cents lower than last week. The national average is now $3.315, which is down 4.5 cents in a week's time.

"The last time averages were this low was at the end of January, although prices are still about 15 to 20 cents higher than they were at the lowest point of the year on Jan. 1," says Jeffrey Spring, a spokesman for the Automobile Club of Southern California.

 "Heading into November and December, there should be more downward pressure on gas prices provided there are no refinery issues or other incidents, because those months see lower fuel demand and the cheaper winter blend of fuel is being sold in California," says Spring.

Laundry bringing 89 jobs to Manteca, CA

Groundbreaking next month 

Crothall Healthcare is conducting groundbreaking ceremonies in early November on a 60,150-square-foot industrial building for a laundry and linen service.

The Philadelphia-based firm plans to hire 89 workers to staff the operation in staggered eight-hour work shifts.

The plans is to hire 14 workers to sort and work the wash isle, 44 workers for the finishing lines, 10 delivery drivers, 12 clerical and management workers and another nine workers to handle maintenance and custodial tasks when the plant is not in production.

Although the Crothall Healthcare site is on land owned by CenterPoint Properties, it is not part of the actual 190-acre CenterPoint Business Park.