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  • Thu, November 26, 2015 12:43 PM | Deleted user

    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 | Deleted user

    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.



  • Thu, November 26, 2015 12:41 PM | Deleted user

    In an effort to ensure business satisfaction in the city of La Verne, the Partnership coordinated a business walk in collaboration with La Verne City Manager Bob Russi, Community Director Hal Fredericksen (not pictured) CEO of La Verne Chamber Commerce Brian McNerney, and SBDC director Sean Snider.

  • Thu, November 26, 2015 12:41 PM | Deleted user
    Business Assistance Manager Annie Wei coordinated a tour of the Claremont Colleges for representatives of 30 universities in the Henan province of China. The representatives met with Rene Yang, Director of Asian Relationships, Claremont University Consortium, about potential university partnerships.

  • Thu, November 26, 2015 12:40 PM | Deleted user

    The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced a series of 15 workshops across California designed to help businesses apply for the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC).

    “The California Competes tax credit has encouraged hundreds of companies to expand in California and add valuable jobs in the state,” said GO-Biz chief deputy director Will Koch. “The on-line application is simple to navigate and the GO-Biz staff works directly with applicants to make the process as easy as possible.”

    This program is open to any business planning to create new full-time jobs in the state, regardless of size or location. Since 2014, GO-Biz has awarded $223 Million to 330 companies projected to create over 42,000 jobs and make $9.6 billion in investments.

    GO-Biz will award a total of $200 million in tax credits in fiscal year 2015-16. The next CCTC application period starts January 4, 2016, with $75 million in tax credits available.  Businesses interested in applying can register to attend any of the workshops and receive valuable information from GO-Biz staff.

    Santa Clarita, CA

    Tuesday December 1, 2015

    Details and Registration

    Rialto, CA

    Wednesday December 2, 2015

    Details and Registration

    Lakewood, CA

    Wednesday December 2, 2015

    Details and Registration

    Long Beach, CA

    Thursday December 3, 2015

    Details and Registration

    Eureka, CA

    Monday December 7, 2015

    Details and Registration

    Marin, CA

    Tuesday December 8, 2015

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    Apple Valley, CA

    Tuesday December 8, 2015

    Details and Registration

    Napa, CA

    Tuesday December 8, 2015

    Details and Registration

    South San Francisco, CA

    Wednesday December 9, 2015

    Details and Registration

    Milpitas, CA

    Wednesday December 9, 2015

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    Manteca, CA

    Thursday December 10, 2015

    Details and Registration

    Madera, CA

    Thursday December 10, 2015

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    Ridgecrest, CA

    Friday December 11, 2015

    Details and Registration

    Riverside, CA

    Friday December, 2015

    Details and Registration (tbd)

    Online Webinars

    January, 2016

    Details and Registration (tbd)

    Members of the CCTC team are available to provide technical application assistance.  An application guide, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), program regulations, and a video explaining how to create an account are available here.

    The deadline to submit applications is January 25, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) and the online application website will automatically close once this deadline has passed.  The online application can be accessed starting January 4, 2016 at

    About California Competes

    The CCTC is part of the Governor’s Economic Development Initiative (GEDI) which Governor Brown signed legislation to enact in 2013 (AB 93 and SB 90). GO-Biz evaluates the most competitive applications based on the factors required by statute, including total jobs created, total investment, average wage, economic impact, strategic importance and more. Companies are exempted from paying state income taxes in the amount awarded.

    About GO-Biz

    The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) serves as California’s single point of contact for economic development and job creation efforts. GO-Biz offers a range of services to business owners including: attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit streamlining, clearing of regulatory hurdles, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and much more. For more information

    If you have any questions regarding the CCTC or application process, please contact our office at (916) 322-4051 or send an email to

  • Thu, November 26, 2015 12:39 PM | Deleted user

    Partnership member the Alameda Corridor East (ACE) hosted an industry visit for Pasadena Community College students and staff. ACE engineer Phillip Balmeo explained the complex planning required for the Trench grade separation project and skills needed by their engineers for a successful project. Jacobs engineer Janet Placencia shared her education pathway to engineering. The tour was a work-based learning activity designed to expose students to skills needed for real-life work, a facet of the Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Linked Learning (AMETLL) grant.

  • Thu, November 26, 2015 12:38 PM | Deleted user

    Business Assistance Manager Annie Wei and city of San Gabriel Economic Development Manager Angelica Frausto-Lupo visited 13 retail businesses in the city of San Gabriel in a special business walk focused first-generation-Chinese-American business owners. Pictured is the owner of Chang An, a new restaurant covered by LA Weekly in a recent article.

  • Mon, November 09, 2015 12:42 PM | Deleted user

    Brad Jensen, director of Public Policy for the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership will provide an update of the recent developments regarding ownership and control of the Ontario Airport at the monthly Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Forum at 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3.

    Brad will also provide updates on recent minimum wage increases and decisions by Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles, as well as other legislative updates for the San Gabriel Valley.

    Forums are held in the Chamber’s conference room sponsored by Foothill Credit Union.

    A discussion of pending legislation and other updates will be provided by representatives from City, County, and State government offices, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension and the Monrovia-Arcadia-Duarte Town Council.

    RSVPs to the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce office are appreciated – (626) 447-2159 or

  • Mon, October 26, 2015 12:44 PM | Deleted user

    In cooperation with Congresswoman Judy Chu, the Partnership, represented by Chair David Reyno co-hosted a Boost your Business with Facebook event at the Pasadena Convention Center on October 12. Facebook experts taught local small business owners how to optimize their presence and engage customers on Facebook. The Partnership had a booth to provide information on Partnership programs and services.

  • Fri, June 26, 2015 12:44 PM | Deleted user

    Business Assistance Manager Annie Wei coordinated Business visits with four Chinese American owned businesses in El Monte. Participating on the walk were El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ken Rausch and Marketing Director Christine Knight.

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