• Business

    One of the primary objectives of SAMCEDA is to support, champion, recognize and bring attention to the San Mateo County business community. All too often the contributions made by business to the economic health and well being of a community are overlooked and under appreciated. For San Mateo County a healthy business community directly translates to a healthy community and SAMCEDA strives to spread that message in a variety of ways.
  • Economy

    In a new study commissioned by SAMCEDA and our Economic Vitality Research and Education Foundation we examined trends affecting workforce development in San Mateo County and the Peninsula, a sub-region in the heart of Silicon Valley. It spotlights the persistence of poverty even in the face of surging job growth, reviews the best practices fostering upward mobility for the workforce, and outlines strategies that can be carried out by workforce boards, community colleges, and private industry. The report recommends that industry leaders, education officials, workforce boards, and elected officials come together around regional approaches that will support the twin goals of workforce development and economic growth.
  • Policy

    Public policy is an area of primary involvement for SAMCEDA in its advocacy and leadership efforts. Focusing on national, state, regional and local legislation and policy initiatives, SAMCEDA’s broad, pro-business based approach provides for informed perspective and action on critical policy issues.

  • Events

    Monday, March 23, 2015
    11:30 AM – 11:30 PM
    Oracle Conference Center

  • Members and Partners Corner

    Caltrain Celebrates 10 Years of Baby Bullet Service; Looks To Future Growth and Meeting Commuter Needs; Announces Formation of Caltrain Commuter Coalition

    As Caltrain marks its 10th year of Baby Bullet service, major employers that have grown their companies along the Caltrain/101 corridor announced the formation of a new advocacy coalition that will work to support efforts to expand Caltrain capacity and service as the system struggles to meet the unprecedented ridership and financial demands it is facing.

    The Caltrain Commuter Coalition (C3) is being coordinated by the Bay Area Council (BAC), the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) and the San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA) and includes participation from Bay Bio, Google, HP, LinkedIn, Oracle, Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Stanford and other companies working to ensure that traffic congestion and limited public transportation capacity between San Francisco and San Jose does not limit the region’s ability to remain economically competitive.

    "Caltrain is crucial to the Peninsula - a driver of business and an essential resource for those of us who live here. We must act now and together to protect Caltrain and assure its future as a viable and critical element of the 101 corridor," said Rosanne Foust, President and CEO of the San Mateo County Economic Development Association. "When we speak up together for Caltrain, we must speak together as a community with common interests in economic vitality and livability

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