The mayor of San Jose, Chuck Reed, has a message for all the cleantech startups out there — give him a call and let him know what you need. In a video interview with us Reed gives out his digits and tells green companies looking to do business — building plants, establishing headquarters — to come to San Jose and contact the city to see what kind of incentives are available. Reed says the city can move at the speed of business, which was the key to securing the new Tesla plant. Tesla Chairman Elon Musk told us in a previous interview that he was really surprised that the city of San Jose could move so quickly, “almost like a commercial operation.”
Check out our video on how Reed intends to turn San Jose into the cleantech capital of the world, with a Green Vision plan that calls for 25,000 cleantech jobs, reduced per capita energy consumption by 50 percent and 100 percent of the city’s electricity from clean power, all within 15 years.