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Unformatted text preview: company, whether it is through supply, innovation, prices or wages. All of the above beneficiaries remain in the limits of San Jose but a short distance south, out of San Jose, there becomes more opposition. The citizens and governments of small agricultural towns of Salinas, Watsonville and Hollister oppose the development. These small towns are interested in this development because it will drive up housing prices, clog roads and pressure already limited services with the flood of employees that Cisco would bring to the area. Environmentalists also have an interest in this development because there would promote urban sprawl, air quality would go down because of commuters and the development would use up 400 acres of orchards, oaks and creeks (fine undeveloped agriculture land). One last group that would oppose the development would be Cisco’s competitors (Nortel and Lucent). These competitors would be able to get a heads up on Cisco if the development gets denied....
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- Spring '08
- Government, Urban sprawl