As the Economic Development Director and Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Fremont, Kelly serves as a partner with the business community in creating a strong and diverse local economy that fosters growth and innovation. Kelly has spearheaded the promotion of the Fremont Innovation District, home to BART’s newest station in Warm Springs. Existing anchors including Tesla Motors, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Lam Research. Fremont’s advanced manufacturing sector includes 850 companies with a high concentration in Life Sciences, particularly medical devices and equipment.
Kelly writes and speaks frequently on industry trends, the maker movement, and workforce development. Follow her on Twitter, @kellyhkline and on the Fremont blog, “Takes from Silicon Valley East”.