San José

Building Up Urban Manufacturing

Lunchtime Forum

Image courtesy of Flickr user Julian Bleecker.

After decades of decline, manufacturing is making a comeback. Manufacturing creates well-paying jobs, helps rebuild the middle class and builds pride of place. Hear about how San Jose is growing its urban manufacturing sector through creative marketing, policy, workforce development and more.

+ Chris Burton / City of San Jose Office of Economic Development
+ George Chao / Manex
+ Dan Gordon / Gordon Biersch Brewing Company
+ Lawrence Thoo / Work2Future


Free and open to the public.
Pre-registration is not necessary for this event.

Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

Auxiliary Services

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