The City of San Jose
, under the leadership of Mayor Ron Gonzales and the City Council, has invested $6.5 million of redevelopment funds in the San Jose BioCenter and $100 million in the Edenvale Technology Park, to provide the necessary infrastructure for emerging and growing bioscience and technology companies. The SJBC addresses the market demand in the Bay Area for small increments of suitable space in combination with professional services that ensure faster and more effective early-stage company development. The SJBC is located alongside Stryker Endoscopy and Clinimetrics, and 290 other technology companies employing over 15,000 people. Local companies include IBM Almaden Research Center, Hitachi, Solectron, Intel, Sunrise Telecommunications, Power Integration, Northrop Grumman, Lynux Works, Jabil Circuits, Innovative Robotics, and Photon Dynamics. In addition to The San Jose BioCenter, the City has developed and supported the International Business Incubator, the Software Business Cluster and the Environmental Business Cluster. The Software Business Cluster itself has attracted $475 million in capital, creating 2,500 jobs, and more than 130 new products.