InNate: Nate LeBlanc

A longtime friend of downtown small business, joins San Jose Downtown Association as business development manager.

LeBlanc’s last three positions, dating back to 2010, include general manager of SoFA Market, director of operations for Moveable Feast food trucks and manager of the San Pedro Square Market.  LeBlanc was a key figure in ramping up both downtown markets, which are largely comprised of new and trending food concepts.

As business development manager, LeBlanc will focus on retaining and growing the business base of downtown.  He will work in tandem with similar interests in the city’s planning and economic development departments.

LeBlanc earned his bachelor’s in American Studies from UC-Santa Cruz.  Email him at