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Posted on: January 20, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City of Gilroy Signals It’s Open for Business with a New “Why Gilroy” Promotional Campaign

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CONTACT: Jimmy Forbis, City Administrator


DATE: 01/20/22

City of Gilroy Signals It’s Open for Business with a New “Why Gilroy” Promotional Campaign

Thursday, January 20, 2022 (Gilroy, CA): The City of Gilroy is open and ready for business and is launching a new promotional campaign to get the word out. The new “Why Gilroy” campaignImage a bicyclist looking over Gilroy with the words,  focuses on the benefits of doing business in Gilroy, including its transportation access, open land, affordable neighborhoods, arts and cultural amenities, and business-friendly incentives, including expedited permitting and financial programs. Topics for the campaign will include small business, recreational activities, educational opportunities, AgTech, the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail, and opportunities for business development and growth. When asked about the campaign, Mayor Marie Blankley stated, “We are excited about the opportunity to share just a few of the great things Gilroy has to offer to those looking to do business in the Bay Area. If you’re considering opening, growing, or relocating your business, consider Gilroy. We may have just what you’re looking for.”

The promotional campaign is launching this month in partnership with Visit Gilroy, the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce, and the Gilroy Economic Development Corporation to promote the benefits of doing business in Gilroy. Mark Turner, President and CEO of the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce, expressed his enthusiasm for the campaign stating, “Our year-long effort promoting Gilroy as a place to do business will no doubt capture the attention of those throughout Silicon Valley and help them see what Gilroy has to offer.” And Jane Howard, Executive Director for Visit Gilroy, stated, “We’re proud to partner along with the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce and Gilroy Economic Development Corporation to support the City of Gilroy’s new “Why Gilroy” promotional campaign. Gilroy really is a wonderful place to live, work, and play! This new campaign increases awareness in the Silicon Valley about the many possibilities for relocating or expanding your business in Gilroy.”

The one to two-page promotional pieces will run in the Silicon Valley Business Journal every 3rd week of each month’s publication from January-December 2022. To learn more about doing business in Gilroy visit or call 408-842-6437.

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