San Jose

NEW DATE: Food Works for Economic Development

12:00 p.m. | Friday, May 12, 2017

Photo by Flickr user PresidenciaRD.

This program was originally scheduled for April 12. Its date, time and location have been changed due to an opportunity to expand the conversation and include additional stakeholders. We apologize if this causes any inconvenience.

San Jose’s diverse food industry contributes $2.9 billion annually to the City’s economy while helping shape the City’s identity and vitality. Yet many food businesses face challenges: distributors and processors are squeezed for space and new businesses need support to grow and succeed. What additional policies and investments are needed to help food sector businesses start, stay and grow in San Jose and continue to make critical contributions? What more needs to be done to build a healthy food system that serves all San Jose communities? The San Jose Food Works Implementation Project, just getting underway, is tackling these issues. Join us on for lunch and a panel discussion with local community leaders and food industry stakeholders. Co-presented by Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAGE) and Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority.

+ Dan Bassian / Bassian Farms, Inc.
+ Lee Bassian / Bassian Farms, Inc.
+ Nanci Klein / San Jose Office of Economic Development
+ Sibella Kraus / SAGE
Jacky Morales-Ferrand / San Jose Department of Housing


San Jose City Hall
200 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408.638.0083


Free for the public. Please register in advance.

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