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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’

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

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…

Locally owned businesses maintain economic health

This is the first in a series of three articles focusing on local resources for entrepreneurs. Locally-owned businesses are the lifeblood of a community and play an essential role in…

Stockton developer behind some of area’s most ambitious projects

By Gene Beley If you want to foretell the future, you may want to talk to someone like Paul J. Schneider, vice-president of Siegfried, a Stockton engineering firm whose motto…

Village at Vintage Faire promises new shops and jobs

A crowd of 5,000 Central Valley residents celebrated the new expansion to Modesto’s Vintage Faire Mall in November, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Known as the Village…

San Joaquin County and Stanislaus County Enterprise Zone businesses may recover unclaimed tax credits

By Sidney Singleton Many enterprise zone businesses forfeit valuable tax credits year after year, simply because they are unaware of them.  Local businesses should not assume that their CPAs or…

New home builders seek legislative relief

Residential developers are faced with dual challenges: How can they profitably build homes in today’s market of sinking home prices? What kind of homes will appeal to buyers in the…