It’s clear Morgan Hill remains a preferred and lively place for business development, expansion and relocation.

By Brittney Sherman

Brittney Sherman

In the words of business coach Nkem Mpamah, “For business and life, if you are not experiencing growth, you’re possibly dying.”

I am happy to report that Morgan Hill is not dying but rather thriving. The development, relocation, expansion and opening of businesses in the city continues despite the state of California entering its twelfth month of pandemic shutdowns.

The opening of LaPlaya Ice-Cream, Poke N Squeeze, Chauchos, Mo’s, and Mountain Mike’s expands our dining options. The launch of fitness centers F45, F19, Yogasix and One Yoga keeps us in shape. And Colibri Gallery satisfies our artistic curiosity.

Larger Scale Projects have also continued to move forward including the planning of the permanent Chrysler/Dodge/JEEP/Ram Dealership (temporary Dealership and Service Facility are currently open), Lillian Commons Medical Center on Barrett Avenue and Downtown EDES Building Art Gallery. Commercial Real Estate Developer Trammell Crow Company (TCC) just announced their 24-acre industrial project, Butterfield 5 Technology Park, which marks the first new Multi-Building Industrial Project in Morgan Hill in 20 years!

In addition, TCC released their revised proposal for the 29-acre space near De Paul Health Center with the intention to build the “Redwood Tech @ 101,” named in homage to the mature Redwood Trees that will lend beautification to the project. Expansions of existing businesses include Marki Microwave, Silicon Valley Glass, Voices Academy and the Northern California Carpenter’s Training Center, while recent business relocations include Applied Motion Products, T&H Manufacturing and Serrano Electric.

Coming soon, keep an ear out for announcements of these upcoming business grand openings: Papa’s Place, Country Waffle, Poki Bowl, Burritos Tacos Y Mas, Lang’s Chimichurri and Paige Day Photography. With additional projects in the pipeline awaiting planning commission reviews and City Council approval, it is clear that Morgan Hill remains a preferred and lively place for business development, expansion and relocation.

Wondering how you can stay up to date on Morgan Hill development projects? Join the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce the third Thursday of every month at 8 a.m. for an Economic Development Discussion complete with incoming and existing business development presentations and citywide updates.

In other exciting news, South Valley has a new place to care for animals. Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President Mike Wasserman and other officials held a virtual grand opening Feb. 19, to introduce the public to the new Animal Services Center in San Martin. He called it “the most advanced public animal care facility in the United States.”

It took more than a decade of planning and preparation — and it’s well worth the wait. At 37,000 square feet, the facility is a spacious light-filled, animal-centric campus set on eight acres a 10-minute drive from downtown Morgan Hill. It provides extensive outdoor animal rehabilitation yards, livestock facilities, modern medical clinics, and a South County community gathering space. The facility is designed to meet the needs of our diverse human and animal populations and to improve the lives of pets and their owners.

Brittney Sherman is the president and CEO of the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce. Reach her at (408) 779-9444 or at [email protected]

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