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$25,000 Grant to help Stockton Startups

The Downtown Stockton Alliance has received a $25,000 Grant from PG&E that will be used  as start-up funding for 10 new technology businesses.

The startup ventures will receive help through the Café Co-op incubator at 235 N. San Joaquin Street.

The startups will receive  help with developing business plans, legal and tax advice, marketing plans, paying for license fees, equipment, utilities and office space.

Manex/Partnership Seminar gives economic update

Manex/Partnership Seminar gives economic update

"Northern California leads state out of recession..."

A mix of about 35 contractors, manufacturers, business owners, government officials and community leaders filled the San Joaquin Partnership conference room this morning to learn about opportunities for job growth in Northern California.

Manex Consulting, a Partnership Investor, provides a broad array of proven advisory and implementation solutions exclusively to manufacturers, distributors, and their supply chains.

Bill Browne, Manex Director of Client Services, presented  examples of improving business trends, predicting that over the next two years future hiring and population growth in the north state will  be on the rise.

Stockton City Council adopts a new Use Tax Business Incentive program

The City of Stockton has adopted an ordinance creating a Use Tax Business Incentive Program.

This is an effort that diverts local tax money to the City of Stockton rather than having it distributed throughout the County.

Under the proposed Program, businesses located within Stockton City limits will have the ability to identify the City of Stockton as the location where uses will occur for purchases made out-of-state that exceed the statutory limits and identify the City of Stockton as the location where use will occur for purchases made out-of-state that exceed the statutory limits.

This allows the City to receive the entire 1percent of the use tax charged for the purchase. The business may then apply for a rebate of this net new use tax so long as certain criteria have been met.

Any person doing business within the City of Stockton is eligible for the program as long as they meet certain criteria.

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.