Google driving San Jose, California, development boom

Construction Dive

The "Google Effect" has seen the city's plans for housing, retail and office projects explode to support as many as 20,000 employees working in or near downtown within the next decade or so

Pedal/Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Expands North Carolina Manufacturing, Opens West Coast Facility

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Organic Transit, manufacturer of the ELFpedal/electric vehicle, has outgrown the old retail furniture store where it began in 2011 in downtown Durham, NC. Southeast Blog-Oct-2013 Durham ELF Kickstarter manufacturing San Jose Posted by Heidi Schwartz.

More than a mall: A collection of experiences


Nestled in the heart of San Jose, California, Eastridge is one of Silicon Valley’s largest shopping destinations, with nearly 1.4 million square feet of retail space.

Switch Liquid-Cooling LEDs at Batteries Plus

Jetson Green

This is an update to let you know of the status of the much-anticipated liquid-cooling LEDs from San Jose-based Switch Lighting. SWITCH60, a 60-watt equivalent bulb that produces 800 lumens at 12 watts ( clear ) or 13.5

Mayor in Calif. wants to expedite permits for $1B worth of projects


The mayor of San Jose, Calif., A newly formed team will expedite the permitting process for retail projects larger than 200,000 sf, as well as office and residential high-rise projects and campus buildings. plans to issue new construction permits worth an estimated $1 billion in the next six months to spur job creation and create revenue for the city.

City Momentum Index Identifies The World’s 20 Most Dynamic Cities

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San Francisco. San Jose. Technology-rich cities that took early advantage of technology trends and provide fertile environments for innovation: San Francisco (1), Austin (7), San Jose (9), Boston (17) and Seattle (18). Posted by Heidi Schwartz.

There is still time to submit a project to be LEED certified before year end

Green Building Law Update

The projects certified last week ranged from a 4,579 square foot LEED-NC Retail Silver Chick-fil-A in San Jose to a 1,401,298 square foot LEED NC Gold National Nuclear Security Administration plant in Kansas City, and a 224,865 square foot LEED EB:OM Gold office building at 1800 K Street in Washington, DC.

How Generous Information-Sharing Builds Your Content-Based Marketing Program

Construction Marketing Blog

In addition to sales made to retailers and catalog companies, 70% of Iturra’s business is generated by his massive 230-page free catalog—more like a book than a catalog, actually. by Eric Gagnon amd originally posted by The Business Marketing Institute.

Tiny overall gains, mixed sectoral results mark latest construction jobs, spending data

PSMJ Resources

over both intervals; commercial (retail, warehouse, farm) fell 1.3% Workers in San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland received 28% more than the national average. In May, seasonally adjusted “nonfarm payroll employment changed little (+54,000), following increases that averaged 220,000 in the prior 3 months,” the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Friday. The unemployment rate was essentially unchanged, at 9.1%” (8.7%, not seasonally adjusted), compared with 9.0%

BUSINESS REPORT: Ontario Unveils Plans To Achieve An Energy Balance

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According to a 2013 report in Canada’s Wine Economy—Ripe, Robust, Remarkable: The wine industry generated $662 million in retail sales in Ontario in 2012. Cisco and the Ontario government recently announced an agreement that could see the San Jose, Ca.-based


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The incentive is available for non-retail businesses engaged in commerce for profit that fall into certain categories. The cities of Fresno, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, San Francisco, Orange Cove, Parlier, and the counties of Imperial and Riverside have designated RCs, EZs or ECs.