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June 24, 2014 > Join Us for the Ride

Join Us for the Ride

By Christina Briggs, Economic Development Manager

By now, youÕve probably noticed that our Think Silicon Valley site is one that tends to stray from tradition. Whether itÕs the lack of clutter or absence of information overload, our ÒungovernmentÓ approach has been racking up some awards highlighting this unique approach to government communications.

Recognized by The Holmes Report, Hermes Creative Awards and currently in the running for the 2014 PRDaily Awards, Think Silicon Valley doesnÕt adhere to typical government design, copy or structure. And weÕre not big on sticking to the status quo either.

Here in Silicon Valley, we run on innovation and creativity, and a municipality is no exception.

While we all know what an elevator pitch is Ð the 30-second speech that summarizes the ÒwhoÓ, ÒwhatÓ and ÒwhyÓ Ð what about a literal elevator pitch?

In keeping with our history of creativity, weÕve created a unique way to showcase the City of FremontÕs own elevator pitch and displayed it in an actual elevator. For the purposes of this article, you can read the pitch below.

Elevator Pitch:
Fremont is the 4th largest city in the Silicon Valley. With 850-acres of vacant or underutilized land Ð which is unheard of in the Bay Area Ð we are growing our Innovation District by connecting businesses with the right talent, partners and investors. Not to mention our real estate is the most affordable in the area.

Advanced manufacturing, clean tech and life sciences are just a few of the leading-edge industry clusters in Fremont. Our Innovation District is positioned to attract high-profile companies and startups, with 20,000 new jobs expected by 2040. And the new Warm Springs/South Fremont BART station will soon make Fremont the connection point between San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

Supported by an entrepreneurial staff, Fremont is a place where we thrive on creativity and problem solving to make this city work for you. We promise not to get in the way unnecessarily but consider ourselves a business partner, serving as a resource on an ongoing basis.

So what are you waiting for? LetÕs start the conversation.

econdev@fremont.gov

You can access the actual elevator pitch on www.thinksiliconvalley.com to begin the ride and see all the things that Fremont has to offer. From our Innovation District to our cluster of advanced manufacturing companies, Fremont is a place where businesses can thrive.

Wait for the Òding,Ó because FremontÕs moving up.

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