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California Exports Hit October High

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$12.91 billion in goods exported to foreign markets would mark a 16.5 percent increase over October 2009. According to an analysis of today’s U.S. Commerce Department figures by Beacon Economics, we’re doing better than we’ve done in three years, in … Continue reading »


NUMMI Refugee Finds Job at Bloom Energy

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Half a year after NUMMI closed, what happened to those former auto workers in the San Francisco Bay Area? 47-hundred people lost their jobs in Fremont – thousands more working for suppliers were also cut loose… at a time when … Continue reading »


Boom or Bubble?

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Cleantech firms attracted $2 billion in venture investments worldwide between April and June, according to the Cleantech Group and Deloitte. Similar story compared with January through March – but compared to April through June 2009? Up 43%. The story by … Continue reading »


Never Say Retire

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Bruce Kern is getting set to retire from running the East Bay Economic Development Alliance. (He’s a player behind the scenes whose name pops up around East Bay coups like Tesla, Solyndra and Bayer). What’s the biggest change he’s seen … Continue reading »