Category: Economic Development

Start Up Weekend 2018 | Shasta EDC Update 10-25-2018

Jake Hinton:        Hey, my name is Jake, I work with Cloud Potential. I’m here with Todd Jones, with Shasta EDC, and Todd is going to share with us an upcoming event, Startup Weekend Redding.

Todd Jones:         Yes.

Jake Hinton:        So, Todd, why don’t you tell us what the event is, and then tell us a little bit about it.

Todd Jones:         Yeah, so this is our fourth annual Startup Weekend Redding, and it’s going to take place November the 9th to the 11th, which is just over two weeks away. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event, starting Friday night at about 6:00 PM, and going until Sunday night at about 8:00 PM or so.

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Shasta EDC Update September 18th

Todd Jones: Alright, so as of Saturday, flights went live for Redding to LAX direct starting March 9th of 2019, so just about six months away or so. And it’s pretty exciting. United’s been in Redding for several years flying to SFO, four times a day. But our business community, and our tourism – really everybody – has wanted this direct flight back to LA that we lost in 2011, because we think it’s going to be a big economic driver, and we’re really excited to have it back.

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Why Global-Flex Chose to Build a Business in Redding (And Why Others Should Follow Suit)

When companies need to position themselves in a central location in the Northwest, Redding has often been at the top of the list. That’s the way it was for Greg Hartley, founder of Global-Flex Mfg, a business specializing in metal hose assemblies and expansion joints that was formed in 2001. This past spring, Global-Flex was named the Small Business of the Year for the Sacramento District by the Small Business Administration. Hartley says that Global-Flex’s location has a lot to do with its success.

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