City Of San Leandro City Of San Leandro City of San Leandro
Public Information Office
City Hall
835 East 14th Street
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone: 510.577.3351
Fax: 510.577.3340
http://www.sanleandro.org

10/17/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE CM2012-10-17
Subject :

City and Chamber of Commerce Work to Keep and Grow Local Business in San Leandro
Contact : Cynthia Battenberg    (510) 577-3352
    cbattenberg@sanleandro.org
The City of San Leandro and the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce invite residents and business owners to a special City Council workshop Monday, October 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 835 East 14th Street.

Chamber and City staff will highlight programs aimed at retaining local businesses and supporting their growth. Partnerships, City investment, incentive programs and tools that strengthen small business will also be discussed. The workshop will also provide information on businesses and business sectors that are expanding in San Leandro. 

Mayor Stephen Cassidy stated that, "Companies such as OSIsoft, which have grown locally and continue to grow, are benefitting from partnerships with the City of San Leandro. This investment provides many quality short-term and long-term jobs for the entire East Bay. With the loss of Redevelopment Funds, it is critical that we be resourceful in identifying new approaches for supporting local businesses."

The workshop will also include a presentation by the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce to highlight their business support programs and several of the ongoing business development partnerships between the City and the Chamber. “Particularly in these challenging economic times, it is critical for the City and Chamber to work together to support the business community,” stated Chamber CEO David Johnson. “By pooling resources and expertise, we are ensuring that a strong business ecosystem remains in place in San Leandro.”

“San Leandro is the world headquarters for companies such as Ghirardelli, Energy Recovery Incorporated, and TriNet, and we are seeing global brands such as Macy's continue to invest in our community,” stated San Leandro Business Development Manager Cynthia Battenberg. “The goal of our business assistance programs is to ensure that San Leandro continues to be a great place to do business.”

About San Leandro

A diverse community of nearly 85,000 residents, San Leandro maintains a safe, small town feel, while offering a wide range of shopping, dining, recreation amenities, miles of shoreline, and easy access to nearby regional parks and nature areas.  

Located in the center of the San Francisco Bay Area, San Leandro enjoys close proximity to the Oakland International Airport and Port of Oakland, and is served by two major freeways and two BART stations. Through a public-private partnership known as Lit San Leandro, an eleven-mile fiber optic loop is under construction in the city's large industrial and commercial zone.  Lit San Leandro will assist a new set of businesses to leverage San Leandro’s assets and become industry leaders in the data revolution.  Further information about Lit San Leandro can be found at www.litsanleandro.com.

Visit the City’s website at www.sanleandro.org for more information on the City’s programs and services.  To register to automatically receive press releases, meeting agendas or other electronic notifications, go to http://www.sanleandro.org/portal/default.asp.

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