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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)

A Comeback Story Centered on Transit and Employment Growth


1-6-16 Mayor Bill Harrison details how Fremont leveraged an extension of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system into a major economic development expansion.
Read More (Route Fifty)

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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