Business growth generates local job opportunities

The Granada Hotel is under construction at the corner of First Street and Monterey Road in downtown Morgan Hill. – Photo by Robert Airoldi

Brittney Sherman

November is a month for careful contemplation, quiet reflection and humbling thanks. Here in Morgan Hill, we should be “Thankful for Business Growth!”

Local businesses currently underway with expansion plans include Shoe Palace (headquartered in Morgan Hill and employing more than 200 people), Golden State Assembly (design, engineering and wire harness manufacturing company expanding after one year of locating to Morgan Hill) and Carpenter’s Training Center (State of California recognized apprenticeship training and Journey level re-training in UBC crafts).

On the horizon, comes the relocation of new businesses including Sun Basket (a premier meal plan manufacturer) and Applied Motions Products (an arm of local manufacturing company Lin Engineering who just expanded themselves in 2018).

Large scale developments will surface next year including the Evergreen Village Shopping Center (Cochrane and Butterfield roads), Granada Hotel and Spa (downtown) and Morgan Hill Technology Park Project (Cochrane and DePaul roads).

Whether it’s a relocation, expansion or new development, businesses in Morgan Hill contribute to our city’s character and sustainability.  They generate sales and property tax revenue which subsidizes the city’s General Fund to help finance residential services such as police, fire, emergency services, road repair and park maintenance. Business growth generates local job opportunities, competitive pay, reduced traffic and a higher quality of life for South County employees.

The next time you enter a local business, I encourage you to take a moment to reflect on how that business impacts our community and then walk through the door saying, “Thank You for investing in our community.”

An all-day hiring fair for meal-delivery service Sun Basket will be hosted by Manpower Thursday Nov. 7 at 18765 Madrone Parkway.

Brittney Sherman
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