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Opinion - December 28, 2012

2012: A good year for Pleasanton business with 2013 looking even better

The good news for Pleasanton as we wrap up 2012 is that there's likely to be more of the same in the year ahead. Workday, a software company headed by Dave Duffield, has made the decision to stay in Pleasanton despite heavy courting by San Ramon business and political leaders, buying instead the cluster of five office buildings comprising Stoneridge Corporate Plaza on Stoneridge Mall Road. Workday, which Duffield founded after selling PeopleSoft (which he also started) to Oracle, has run out of room for its rapidly expanding workforce. Although San Ramon offered more space and assistance, Pleasanton leaders prevailed. Workday will gradually move its workforce, now numbering 1,000 but expected to grow to 4,000 over time, into the new corporate plaza, giving tenants there now time to find other space.

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