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  • Fri, February 26, 2016 12:30 PM | Anonymous

    Business Assistance Manager Annie Wei visited two minority and women owned businesses to introduce the California New Partial Sales Tax exemption for manufacturing, R&D, and on-the-job training programs.


  • Fri, February 26, 2016 12:29 PM | Anonymous
    Friday, February 5, Asm. Chau joined 24 Partnership members for breakfast at Picasso's in Irwindale and discussed several key issues facing the state, including the lack of affordable housing, slight increases in the Governor's budget for education funding, potential tax increases on gas and diesel fuels, and an increase in registration fees to fund transportation maintenance and repairs.
    According to Chau, right now, there doesn't seem to be much momentum behind raising taxes for transportation but something could be put together soon. Asm. Chau also discussed his bill on drones and expressed his interest in formulating legislation to address emerging technologies.


  • Tue, January 26, 2016 12:34 PM | Anonymous

    Business Assistance Manager Annie joined the America Red Cross Philanthropy Committee, Los Angeles Region, in an effort to increase community connection and public outreach to the Asian Community. Pictured: Annie with Elizabeth Fieux, Director of Development, American Red Cross, San Gabriel Pomona Valley Chapter.

  • Tue, January 26, 2016 12:33 PM | Anonymous

    Business Assistance Manager Annie visited the Lincoln Training Center, a Partnership member organization that helps hundreds of adults and veterans with disabilities throughout California find meaningful work. The Partnership will help the Lincoln Training Center reach out to the Asian Community in SGV. Pictured: President Caron Nunez, Annie Wei and workers at Lincoln Training Center

  • Tue, January 26, 2016 12:32 PM | Anonymous
    Lupe Valdez, Director Public Affairs for Union Pacific, provided an informative presentation to Partnership members on the history of goods movement by rail and the opportunities and challenges facing the industry today.
    The luncheon was hosted by Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare. A tour of the Casa Colina facilities was offered after the event.

  • Sat, December 26, 2015 12:37 PM | Anonymous

    Partnership Director of Education Pathways Dr. Michelle Yanez spoke as a panelist at the Workforce Development Conference hosted by the Rio Hondo Region Adult Education Consortium on Nov. 13 at Rio Hondo College. Panelists discussed the relationship between adult education, apprenticeships and internships, organized labor and regional employers.  The discussion was moderated by SGVEP member Richard Verches, Executive Director of the LA County Workforce Investment Board.

  • Sat, December 26, 2015 12:36 PM | Anonymous

    Dr. Yanez helped the Pasadena City College (PCC) Economic Development Department to coordinate a Skills Panel with speakers that represented career tracks in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing in this region. Thank you to John Hissong of Coda Energy and Brennan DeCesar and Kevin Hsu of Amada Miyachi for supporting the AMTELL grant and sharing advice about real-life skills needed for a career in engineering with PPC students

  • Sat, December 26, 2015 12:36 PM | Anonymous

    Using Partnership connections, a government delegation from the City of Yi Chun, China expressed an interest in establishing a Friendship City Relationship with a city in the San Gabriel Valley.

    A reception was held for the delegation and was attended by Jason Pu, Mayor of San Gabriel, Eugene Sun, former Mayor of San Marino, Gus Romo, Community Development Director of Irwindale, and Annie Wei, Partnership Business Assistance Manager.

  • Thu, November 26, 2015 12:43 PM | Anonymous

    Business Assistance Manager Annie Wei attended Taiwan Products Day Expo at the San Gabriel Hilton and introduced San Gabriel Valley to 40 manufacturers from Taiwan.

  • Thu, November 26, 2015 12:42 PM | Anonymous

    The San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership will play a role in the development of a bioscience industry cluster implementation plan as part of a coalition of biosciences-related stakeholders led by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC). The goal of the plan is to create skilled jobs and build capacity by leveraging the region's resources in innovation, R&D, talent development, physical and real estate assets, and all stages of financing to foster significant growth in the bioscience industry in the Los Angeles County region.

    On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $250,000 contract with the LAEDC to lead in the development of the plan. The Partnership will serve as a supporting organization to provide information on bioscience businesses in the San Gabriel Valley and what is needed to encourage industry growth.

    “The bioscience industry has grown steadily in the San Gabriel Valley due to the growth of the healthcare industry, the premier bio-medical colleges and universities in our region, and a growing support network of incubators,” said Cynthia Kurtz, President and CEO of the Partnership, “We look forward to leveraging our region’s resources to foster the successful growth of this industry.”

    The coalition is comprised of a team of organizations, including:

    • The LAEDC, coordinating the development of the implementation plan, a 501c3 and the region's leader for economic development and industry cluster strategy and implementation, including real estate advisory services through its LA Public Landowner Assistance Network.
    • BioAccel, a 501c3, works with qualifying entrepreneurs and their early-stage bioscience technology and medical device companies to identify start-up funding as well as provide training and mentorship to accelerate commercialization, improve healthcare, and diversify economic development.
    • Biocom, one of the largest regional life science associations in the world, representing more than 700 member companies in Southern California, and a key driver of San Diego’s bioscience industry growth.
    • Collaborative Economics, which performs regional industry cluster economic development and workforce development with specific experience in the bioscience industry.
    • CommonWeal, which identifies and engages networks of serial entrepreneurs, investors and their affiliated companies that play a critical role in driving value creation and robust regional economies.
    • Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), a higher learning institution and leader in professional development, with an educational and research mission to translate basic scientific discoveries into practical health applications.
    • Additional supporting organizations in the effort include Barbara Halsey Consulting, which facilitates partnerships between the public and private sectors to move workforce, education and social improvement projects forward, Hart Realty Advisors, specializing in real estate investment management, San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, providing regional support and field staff, Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation, providing regional support and field staff, and the Valley Economic Alliance, providing regional support and field staff.



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