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Archived News Release from 2005

For Immediate Release

Businesses, Residents Asked to Complete Economic Development Survey

Redwood City, CA - November 7 , 2005 - While there are signs of a very modest economic recovery, the Silicon Valley region, including Redwood City, continues to experience losses of high-value jobs as companies shift jobs overseas to take advantage of lower-costs; the high cost of housing persists in making it difficult to attract and retain qualified workers; and our businesses continue to have difficulty finding job-ready, skilled, and educated workers that will keep them competitive.

One step in Redwood City’s efforts to address these issues at a local level is to find out what our businesses and residents think about the economy, how they feel about their current fiscal situation, and their opinions on their own financial futures. The City is asking residents and business people to fill out a very brief online survey – it’s one key way for the City to gain information about our local economic situation, and where we should go from here. Click here for the online survey.

This information will be used in developing a competitive Economic Development Strategy, which in turn will help the City sustain its economy and provide an economic environment where businesses can succeed, and our quality of life is maintained and enhanced. The City requests that surveys be completed online by December 5th, 2005. More information on Redwood City’s economic development program is available online or by calling 780-7365.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and City government.

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Contact:
Jeannie Young
Community Development Services
650-780- 7365

 
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