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.

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Upcoming Events

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Oakland Scottish Rite Center 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA 94612

Panel 1: Laying the Foundation:  The Competitive Value of the Northern California Maritime & Industrial Economy

Panel 2: Framing the Issues:  Challenges and Risks to the Bay Area Maritime and Industrial Economy

Panel 3: Building the Future:  Solutions to Ensure Sustainable Growth of the Bay Area Industrial Economy

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9th Street, Suite 290 Oakland, CA 94607

Presentation by Dr. Christopher Thornberg on the Economic Outlook for the East Bay.

Registration 9:00 am to 9:30 am

Program 9:30 am to 11:30 am