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The Tesla Model S reports for police cruiser duty in California

1-25-19 Police officers in Fremont, California, will soon catch bad guys without burning a drop of gasoline. The city is preparing to add a Tesla Model S to its fleet of police cruisers as part of a pilot program.
Read More (Digital Trends)

This East Bay Energy Startup Is Building Microgrids for California’s Fire Stations

1-15-19 As California leaders scramble to address the fallout from devastating wildfires that have ripped across the state in recent years, the California Public Utilities Commission is reviewing rules that allow the state’s electric utilities to cut power to communities when there is a major risk of forest fire. 
Read More (Greentech Media)


Fremont, Calif., Leverages STiR, Waze Collaborations to Manage Congestion

10-10-18 Its Silicon Valley location has long been a boon to the tech-forward city of Fremont, but that proximity has brought with it a significant rise in commuter traffic. Now, city officials hope that joining a well-known startup collaboration and leveraging a partnership with the makers of a popular travel app will help them manage gridlock by keeping drivers on the freeway.
Read More (Government Technology)

Bay Area cities turn to startups to solve housing, traffic, other woes

10-9-18 As the Bay Area struggles with a shortage of housing and congested freeways that are rapidly deteriorating many residents’ quality of life,  a handful of local cities are asking tech startups for help.
Read More (The Mercury News)

"A Tale of Two Maker Cities: What One Silicon Valley City Learned from a Trip to Pittsburgh"

8-13-18 At first glance, steel town Pittsburgh, PA, and tech hub Fremont, CA, don't appear to have much in common. One boasts a respected manufacturing legacy, and the other is nestled among the tech giants of Silicon Valley.
Read More (THE Journal)

Net Zero Energy as Competitive Advantage to Produce More in US?

8-8-18 Energy usage is under strict surveillance as many states push hard to lower their carbon footprint.
Read More (IndustryWeek)

Inside Overton Moore's $300 Million Industrial Bet In Fremont

4-26-18 In May 2018, Overton Moore Properties will break ground on its $300 million Pacific Commons South development in Fremont that’s unlike any industrial project that’s come before it.
Read More (San Francisco Business Times)

Commentary: Focus On Advanced Manufacturing

3-27-18 Every company grapples with the challenge of recruiting talent. But the need is especially dire in advanced manufacturing.
Read More (U.S. News & World Report)

Californian City Looks To Keep Its Factories Locally-Owned

1-24-18 While the tech companies of Silicon Valley tend to play an out-sized role in the national economy, it might be surprising to learn that manufacturing remains the backbone of many Californian communities.
Read More (Forbes)


If You Build It And Warehouse It, Will They Come?

12-12-17 To ensure you have the talent to manage your supply chain, your site selection strategies need to target the needs of Millennials.
Read More (Material Handling & Logistics)

Peace Reigns In The Streets Of Vigilant Fremont

7-24-17 Sgt. Eric Tang rolled down his patrol-car window and waved as a woman driving by him in Fremont’s upscale Scott Creek Terrace neighborhood asked, “Did you get my email?”
Read More (San Francisco Chronicle)

Where Manufacturing Is Thriving In The U.S.

6-12-17 Throughout the dismal presidential campaign, the plight of America’s manufacturing sector played a central role.
Read More (Forbes)

BART Opens New Warm Springs Station — And A New Era For South Bay Commuters

3-16-17 The brand-new Warm Springs BART station is officially open to passengers — and is getting ready to welcome its first weekday commute crowd Monday.
Read More (KQED)

Tech Manufacturing Companies Flock To Fremont's Innovation District

2-2-17 When PolySwitch was acquired by Littelfuse Inc. in March 2016, the company had to find a new space in a short amount of time.
Read More (San Francisco Business Times)


Bay Area Mayors Pushing New Manufacturing Initiative

11-16-2016 The Bay Area’s four largest cities are at the forefront of a surge in manufacturing that could reshape the region’s employment picture, according to a report released Thursday.
Read More (The Mercury News)

Cities Collaborate to Help Give Kids a Running Start for School

August 2016 The Fremont Youth Empowerment Academy provides continued education and work experience to at-risk youth during the summer to help them graduate and have viable educational and career opportunities.
Read More (Western City)

Fremont residents charged up about their cars

5-26-16 Fremont accounts for 32% of electric vehicles purchased in Alameda County. This is nearly 4,000 electric cars. No other ZIP code in California can boast as many electric cars purchased through rebates than Fremont's 94539. 
Read More (Mercury News)


Look for More Sun-Powered Cities in 2016

12-23-15 An update on Fremont's solar efforts.
Read More (Next City)

Urbanizing Bay Area Town Wants to Elevate Public Transportation

8-5-15 The Bay Area city of Fremont straddles two counties and, in some ways, two very different worlds.
Read More (Next City)

What Tesla is Doing in America’s Newest Smokestacks-Free Manufacturing City

7-21-15 Fremont is reinventing what it means to live in a factory town, and the electric car giant has joined in what could be a new era of U.S. manufacturing.
Read More (Fortune) 

As Suburbs Become More Urban, Smart Growth is Key

6-1-15 Fremont is becoming a strategically urban modern city and preserving the quality of life it has while accommodating this growth. 
Read More (The Registry)

Lennar Bets on Silicon Valley’s Spread

5-5-15 The Wall Street Journal discusses the deal signed by Lennar Corp. and Union Pacific on May 1, 2015, to develop an 111-acre parcel adjacent to BART in Fremont’s Warm Springs District.
Read More (Wall Street Journal)

State of the City: Fremont 'pushes the envelope,' acts like Silicon Valley company

4-3-15 Mayor Bill Harrison presented the annual State of the City address highlighting Fremont’s successes in 2014 and what’s in store moving forward.
Read More (The Fremont Bulletin)

Fremont's Fortunes Rising

1-30-15 The Registry's 2015 Outlook Issue prominently highlights the Warm Springs Innovation District.
Read More (The Registry)

Fremont ‘On the Rise’ As It Works to Create More Urban Downtown

1-26-15 Downtown Fremont is starting to create a buzz now that Capitol Avenue streetscape improvements are under way, and a new mixed-use development gets ready to break ground in June. 
Read More  (The Registry)


Fremont, CA offers clues on how Tesla will shape our region

11-18-14 Fremont is home to the Tesla factory, with more than 4,000 people working and assembling state-of-the-art vehicles--all of which is helping to solidify Fremont's presence in the Silicon Valley.
Read More (KRNV Reno)

How Fremont, California Is Luring In Techies

10-6-14 Mayor Bill Harrison discusses advanced manufacturing, Silicon Valley, and luring techies to the City of Fremont on Bloomberg TV.
Read More (Bloomberg TV)

The Wheels Keep Turning for American Manufacturing (Infographic)

10-2-14 “Made in America” – everyone’s favorite comeback story. Check out Fremont’s new infographic to see just how much U.S. manufacturing has grown over the years.
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Small-city mayors: Build your tech hardware in the US

10-2-14 Manufacturing makes up 23% of Fremont’s total workforce. Fremont is building the workforce for the 21st century.
Read More  (CNET)

Fremont's imaginative planning puts S.F.'s to shame

9-19-14 The City has a different type of formula to develop Warm Springs/South Fremont—one that's a little more aspirational.
Read More  (San Francisco Chronicle)

A downtown grows in Fremont — and gets a boost from land sales

9-9-14 Fremont is attracting private investment to the 110-acre area that is now largely low-density buildings and surface parking lots.
Read More (Silicon Valley Business Journal)

Fremont's Search for a Downtown - and for Stronger Link to Silicon Valley

8-27-14 Fremont, the Bay Area’s fourth-most-populous city, has long been overshadowed by bigger neighbors. But the city hopes to make a name for itself by taking advantage of a strong economy, its location within Silicon Valley and access to transit. That effort starts with building a real downtown for Fremont — from scratch.
Read More (KQED)

When a factory leaves town: in the shadow of Silicon Valley, a city reels from job losses

8-22-14 Fremont's rebirth in ever-evolving Silicon Valley.
Read More (Washington Post)

Vexed in the city: Silicon Valley's invasion of San Francisco

8-22-14 Fremont is featured in a special report examining the Bay Area’s massive influx of techies and the unprecedented economic boom.
Read More (CNET)

Fremont Says BART Extension Is Helping Warm Springs District Blossom

7-31-14 The City recently rezoned 850 acres of land around the station as an “Innovation District.”
Read More (KPIX Channel 5)

Fremont approves new ‘innovation district’ plan around BART station, Tesla Motors

7-23-14 The Warm Springs/South Fremont Community Plan will allow a mix of residential, office, industrial and retail uses in the area.
Read More (Silicon Valley Business Journal)

Fremont’s Innovation Center coming into view, as Warm Springs BART station on track for late 2015

7-19-14 The City is one step closer to becoming more strategically urban.
Read More (Argus)

Developers Hone In On Fremont BART Station

6-2-14 Future Fremont BART station to be prime real estate.
Read More (NBC Bay Area)

Mapping Fremont's Journey To Sustainability (Infographic)

5-21-14 The City has just put out a cool infographic, mapping Fremont's journey to sustainability back to mandatory recycling in 1985. It was released with a legislative event celebrating Fremont's accomplishments in "Regional Transportation, Sustainability and Infrastructure."
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The Sun Is Shining On This Solar Suburb

4-17-14 It is not mere chance that more than 30 clean and green tech firms have found themselves residing in Fremont. The City of Fremont has been successful in attracting a number of clean technology businesses.
Read More (Clean Technica)

Silicon Valley City Drives Down The Road Toward Sustainability

3-20-14 The City of Fremont has made a number of local headlines this month for reports on the high number of electric vehicle owners living within its boundaries.
Read More (Clean Technica)

Real Estate: 5 Cities in Silicon Valley Worth Watching in 2014

2-1-14 Clean technology might be the next trend for the Silicon Valley. The city strives to attract and retain cleantech companies by giving tax exemptions and other incentives.
Read More (Epoch Times)

Holmes Report's Innovation Summit Recognizes Innovators In PR And Media

1-30-14 The Holmes Report named Fremont's "Think Silicon Valley" website the winner of the "innovation in media" category in January of 2014
Read More (Silicon Valley Watcher)

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