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Economic Summit 2012

Contributing to Health Care, Green Economy, and Small Business Job Growth in Santa Clara County
WHAT:           
Hear from industry experts at the Economic Summit 2012, a three-part economic summit examining job growth potential, trends and obstacles in the areas of Green Economy, Health Care and Small Business as well as how the County of Santa Clara can provide the impetus for more jobs.
 
Anyone interested in the future of job growth in Santa Clara County, including business owners, consumers, residents, and human resource professionals, should attend. Come find out about job growth potential and add your voice as the County looks for ways to help shape a vibrant, resilient economy.
 
Green Economy - Summit Part 1
Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Green economy covers a broad spectrum, including reducing the use of fossil fuels,
decreasing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, increasing the efficiency of
energy usage, recycling materials, and developing and adopting renewable sources of energy. Leading thinkers and industry experts in the area of alternative energy such as solar and fuel cells will join social change organizations and green tech construction specialists to share their knowledge and ideas about how to grow businesses and jobs that improve our environment.
 
Health Care - Summit Part 2
Friday, August 10, 2012, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Experts representing hospitals and clinics, health care workers and consumers will share their insights on the future for job growth in the health care sector in Santa Clara County. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately seven of the 20 fastest-growing occupations are in health care. The industry is expected to generate 3 million new jobs from 2006 through 2016 (a growth of 21.7%), the highest among all industry verticals.
 
Small Business - Summit Part 3
Monday, August 13, 2012, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Small businesses form the economic backbone of American society and employ half of all private sector employees. Over the past 17 years, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses have generated 65 percent of net new jobs. Small business owners and operators and community based organizations will share their insights on ways to grow small businesses and jobs in Santa Clara County.
 
WHERE:       
Board Chambers, Santa Clara County Government Center
70 W. Hedding St., San Jose (corner of First and Hedding streets in San Jose)
                                                                         
PARKING:     
Free public parking during the summit sessions in the employee “C” parking lot at corner of First and Hedding streets. 
 
INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION:
Go to www.sccgov.org/economicsummit or call (408) 299-5030.