Foster City – Home to Many Companies, Big and Small.

October 15th, 2012

Did you know? Just 3 years ago Forbes listed our hometown of Foster City as one of America’s Top 25 Towns To Live Well.  Ranking our beloved city at #10 and citing cultural amenities, pro-business environments, highly educated workforces and enviable salaries, Forbes wrote: “ Home to many top companies, big and small, including Visa International, Sony Computer Entertainment America and Sling Media, Foster City ranks first on our list for its share of highly skilled workers, particularly with a background in tech, and in the top five for its per capita number of patents“…

The Metro Center retail/office complex in Foster City. Photographed by Coolcaesar

Nearby employment opportunities abound, and with that comes a healthy city and a sense of stability. Though we enjoy a prime Peninsula location, Foster City is often also considered to be part of Silicon Valley for its local industry and its proximity to Silicon Valley cities.

Money Magazine has also recognized Foster City multiple times as one of the Best Places to Live.

According to Wikipedia, In 2009 Visa remained one of Foster City’s largest employers, owning three buildings at the intersection of Metro Center Boulevard and Vintage Park Drive and housing approximately 2,400 employees…

A quick commute? Now that’s convenient!  In addition to easy access to Silicon Valley employers, both Foster City and San Mateo can boast some high profile employers and workforce opportunities, all just within minutes from The Plaza – Foster City. The following companies are also listed as having HQs in Foster City:

  • Acxiom Digital
  • Adchemy
  • Applied Underwriters
  • Arena Solutions
  • Bones Doggy Daycare
  • Broadview International, a part of Jefferies & Company
  • DataStax
  • Electronics for Imaging
  • Equinix
  • FirstRain
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Golden State Home Loans
  • Guidewire
  • Imperva, Inc.
  • Kewill Systems
  • Legacy Partners
  • Life Technologies
  • MarketLive, Inc.
  • Motiv Power Systems
  • Navigenics
  • Perfect World
  • Philips
  • The Lagonian
  • QuinStreet Inc.
  • Rearden Commerce
  • Scale Venture Partners
  • SciClone Pharmaceuticals
  • Sling Media
  • Sony Computer Entertainment America
  • StreetLine
  • Truviso
  • Voex

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