East Bay Facts

Separating local data out of a 2010 Clean Edge study, it turns out the East Bay has more green job activity and promise of future green job creation than anywhere else in the Bay Area – which leads the nation.

Independent of the rest of the Bay Area the East Bay would be the nation’s 5th largest biotechnology cluster.

The East Bay is the birthplace of the biotechnology industry.

Counting just our three National Laboratories and the University of California, Berkeley, annual public sector spending on R&D is close to $3 billion. Including annual venture capital it is often over $4 billion.

The East Bay is home to the largest workforce in the Bay Area.

The East Bay has a labor pool with a higher percentage of college graduates than Massachusetts, Texas, or the nation as a whole.

Companies in the East Bay enjoy proximity to UC Berkeley’s graduate research institution, rated #1 in the nation for several decades in a row.

The East Bay is the transportation center for northern California and a regional hub for air freight throughout the country.

One rating service ranks the East Bay’s climate as #1 in the nation.

The East Bay is a national leader in biotechnology, medical devices, alternative energy, energy storage and many other technology development areas.

East Bay EDA Facts

East Bay EDA was successful in obtaining ARRA stimulus funding by coordinating 3 Recovery Zone Facility Bond Projects totaling $26.3 Million, which impacted the cities of Fremont, Hayward, Newark and Alameda County (2010).

Upcoming Events

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Several Locations. Main activities will occur at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA.

Uncharted attendees will be privy to - and invited to join in - a dynamic exchange of ideas between prominent thinkers representing technology, science, culture, politics, education, food, public policy, business, economics, the environment, and other subjects that dominate our lives. Uncharted isn't just a series of lectures. Stimulating conversations and create exploration dominate. East Bay EDA members are eligible to receive a $50 discount on the ticket price. Members are encouraged to use the promot code EBEDA14 when buying your ticket. 

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jack London Square Marketplace 55 Harrison St, Oakland, CA 94607

Inner City Advisors LIVE will convene over 1,500 of the region's most innovative entrepreneurs, business and community leaders to invest in the small businesses that create good jobs. Featuring a celebratory atmosphere, music and amazing food, the main event surrounds a marketplace of 60-70 small businesses that have worked closely with ICA and can speak to the power of community in ensuring their success. 

Industrial & Manufacturing Forum - Oakalnd
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room One (First Floor)

The City of Oakland, Economic & Workforce Development Department presents an Industrial & Manufacturing Forum. Come to this free event and hear from from five industry experts about facilitating industrial development, real estate overview in the I-880 corridor, branding products and incubating local labels. Food & beverage will be provided. For more information and to RSVP contact: Margot Lederer Prado, Senior Business Development Specialist, City of Oakland, mprado@oaklandnet.com, 510-238-6766