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Board of Supervisors denies rezoning request for proposed Lodi resort

STOCKTON – A plan to build a wine tourist attraction near Lodi will not go forward after the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday not to rezone the…

Bassitt resigns from Alliance

Bassitt resigns from Alliance

MODESTO – Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance President and CEO Bill Bassitt will leave the organization in August, the Alliance announced Wednesday. “We are thankful for Bill’s leadership in launching…

Riverbank goes green

Riverbank goes green

RIVERBANK – If green technology is the future, then the city of Riverbank is already one step ahead. The community’s Riverbank Industrial Complex (RIC) on Claus Road is poised to…

Partnership tallies big wins for 2012

Partnership tallies big wins for 2012

STOCKTON – The worst is over, and things are looking up. That’s the message the San Joaquin Partnership brought to its audience at its annual joint meeting and breakfast with…

‘Project X’ could bring 1,500 full-time jobs to Stanislaus County

PATTERSON – Patterson city officials for now remain silent on a proposed project that could bring 1,500 full-time jobs and another 1,000 or more seasonal jobs. It would be a…

CSU, St. Joseph’s partnership shares faculty, clinical facility, saves money

You might call it a second chance. The new accelerated nursing baccalaureate program at the Stockton campus of California State University Stanislaus allows students already holding a bachelor’s degree in…

County set to be ‘center of commerce’

County set to be ‘center of commerce’

San Joaquin County is poised to become the “center of commerce” in Northern California. At least, that’s if the San Joaquin Partnership has anything to say about it. Mike Ammann,…

Valley Business Start-up helps entrepreneurs get off the ground

Suzette and Ray Barnett had only a family recipe for garlic pickled peppers and a dream until they heard about Valley Business Start-up, the area’s newest resource for entrepreneurs. Today,…

Partnership chief brings experience, relationships to benefit local economy

Partnership chief brings experience, relationships to benefit local economy

Six months isn’t much time to get acclimated to a new job. Especially when there’s a chance success – or failure – in that job can have a vast influence…

Bringing in business starts with urban planning

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to speak at the WorkTech11 West Coast conference in Sunnyvale.  The conference focused on the impacts of technology on work and the…