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More industry less retail for Austin Road Business Park project

More industry less retail for Austin Road Business Park project

A decision to place 28.2 acres in heavy industry use and another 25.6 acres as open space in the Austin Road business Park reflects the market and projects moving down the line. There is an abundance of land designated for commercial purposes already in Manteca. At the same time interest is picking up in the area for potential heavy industrial users.

The Manteca Planning Commission will consider the zoning proposal when they meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.

Work on the railroad crossing at Austin Road near the Highway 99 interchange in early 2014 is being targeted to set the stage for snagging the first of what could be 9,134 new "direct" jobs.

The widening of the railroad crossing is part of $10.4 million in upfront improvements to the Highway 99 interchange at Austin Road as well as South Austin Road that are being made to start development of the job-rich Austin Road Business Park in southeast Manteca.

 

Tracy creates incentive program to tempt business to San Joaquin USA

New city incentives offer thousands of dollars to businesses willing to open up in Tracy or existing local businesses willing to expand.

The City Council voted unanimously to adopt the High Technology Incentive Pilot Program during the regular City Council meeting Tuesday, Nov. 5, after a 20-minute staff report.

The first of four incentives in the program offers businesses a 10-day turnaround of city paperwork, 24-hour inspection service and a possible rebate of as much as $5,000.

Use taxes are assessed by San Joaquin County when businesses order equipment from outside California and bring it into the county. The city could give back up to half of the 15 percent of that tax it receives from the county.

The city will also return a portion of the building and planning fees a business pays, up to $20,000.

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).