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San Joaquin USA in Silicon Valley conference

San Joaquin USA in Silicon Valley conference

The San Joaquin Partnership's "Greater Silicon Valley" program had a significant presence at the Silicon Joint Venture "State of the Valley" conference yesterday in Santa Clara. The conference gives a comprehensive check-up on the region's overall health and well-being.

More than 1,500 people participated in the State of the Valley including senior business executives, elected officials, heads of organizations, labor leaders, venture capitalists, journalists, academics and a host of other community members. San Joaquin Partnership president & CEO Mike Ammann (pictured) says it's a perfect opportunity to promote San Joaquin County as an extension of the Silicon Valley.

San Joaquin County Council of Governments tops in the state!

San Joaquin County Council of Governments tops in the state!

In the final calculations for fiscal year 2014, the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) finished number one among regional agencies in the state as to percentage of federal obligations. This means the SJCOG is getting its available funding out to work at a greater rate than the 28 other regional agencies in California. "Our mission is to get transportation dollars out there to work for the traveling public as quickly as possible" says SJCOG Executive Director Andy Chesly. As a result, the region will receive, in fiscal year 2015, an additional $1.7 million! Finishing just behind the SJOCG were the Bay Area (MTC) , the San Diego Association of Governments, and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments.

Recycling is Big in CA! CalEPA official outlines strides over last 25 years

Recycling is Big in CA! CalEPA official outlines strides over last 25 years

 An unwrapped toy for the Child Abuse Prevention Council was the admission ticket for the Stockton Chamber's annual "Refreshments with the Recyclers" Holiday luncheon at the Stockton Hilton Wednesday.

Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?

Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving?
Here's a list of other stores that will not be open on Thanksgiving, according to news reports and company statements: Ace Hardware Barnes & Noble Patagonia Dillard's Crate and Barrel Neiman Marcus GameStop Nordstrom Bed Bath & Beyond Burlington Coat Factory REI However, some stores are moving Black Friday up to begin on turkey day. Kmart, for example, will open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and remain open to shoppers for "42 hours straight." And J.C. Penney will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the company tweeted, which is three hours earlier than last year. 

Work begins on Prologis' International Park of Commerce in Tracy

Work begins on Prologis' International Park of Commerce in Tracy

"Will be the finest business park in the world" Groundbreaking ceremonies were held today for a one-million square foot state-of-the-art facility, the first structure at the new International Park of Commerce in Tracy by Prologis (NYSE:PLD), the global leader in industrial real estate. The park's first building will be one of the most advanced of its kind in the United States. Designed for the demands of today's customers, the facility will include 40-foot clear height and significant vehicle and trailer parking with extended staging lanes. It will be constructed to LEED specification with sustainable landscaping. The International Park of Commerce will be one of the largest logistics centers in northern California, with a potential build-out of 20 million square feet.

Crothall Laundry celebrates Manteca Grand Opening

Crothall Laundry celebrates Manteca Grand Opening

State's first Leed-certified laundry service opens less than a year after groundbreaking "We put out linens second to none!" proclaimed Morris Lacey, Crothall Healthcare Manteca operations General Manager during Grand Opening ceremonies October 23rd. He is happy and proud of this facility, and his sentiments were echoed by Senior Vice President Mike Barner, who said there is nothing like it in the world and the laundry is "energized by a diverse workforce." Crothall is the first major project in Manteca's CenterPoint Intermodal Center. The 60,150 square foot facility is an industrial laundry that employs 115 people and provides centralized laundry services for area healthcare facilities. The company broke ground on November 14, 2013 and initiated operations this past June. They are now capable of processing 21 million pounds of laundry annually with the capacity for 55 million pounds. They currently service 22 hospital accounts.

Lodi Chamber unveils Economic Vision for 2020

Lodi Chamber unveils Economic Vision for 2020

What are the "must haves" for Lodi's future? How attractive is it today? and what needs to be done to attract future employers? Those are just a few of the challenges the Lodi District Chamber of Commerce tackled in its recently released report, Vision 2020, a combined volunteer vision of what they would like to see the City of Lodi "Be like, look like and work like" in the year 2020.

Chamber President & CEO Pat Patrick presented the report to the San Joaquin Partnership Board of Directors at its regular monthly meeting on October 23rd. Patrick said their research unveiled that economic development in neighboring cities such as Elk Grove, Tracy and Manteca was far ahead of Lodi's, which only has 12 vacant industrial parcels east of Highway 99. He said according to a recent HUD report Lodi is the slowest growing city in the Valley and that equals less tax dollars.