East Bay Forward is a regional economic assessment and guide to best position the East Bay for a more equitable, resilient, and sustainable economic recovery. Learn more and download the full report today!


The 9th Annual East Bay Innovation Awards was broadcast virtually on October 14, 2021. Thank you to everyone who participated this year. Watch the replay live at the link below.


Read the six-part series from the San Francisco Business Times featuring stories highlighting the East Bay Economy. Hear from local businesses on economic resiliency and innovation during the pandemic.


For over 30 years East Bay EDA has convened diverse networks of business, government, and community leaders who embrace the extraordinary value of our region as an unrivaled place to live, work, and do business.


The East Bay is home to one of the world’s most dynamic economies and fastest growing regions in the U.S. We are the most populous and geographically diverse region of the San Francisco Bay Area.
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October is Manufacturing Month in the East Bay

October is Manufacturing Month in the East Bay

The East Bay is proud to recognize National Manufacturing Day 2021, a nationwide celebration - taking place on Friday October 1, 2021 and throughout the month of October - of a sector that has more opportunity for nearshoring than in many decades and is expected to...

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Supporting Latinx Business in the Bay Area

Supporting Latinx Business in the Bay Area

With Hispanic Heritage Month in full swing, we pay tribute to the legacy of Latinx entrepreneurship and industry across our region. The East Bay has a long history of business ownership and workers from Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean to name a few. The...

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East Bay Business Closures and Impacts

East Bay Business Closures and Impacts

More than 11,860 business locations in the East Bay have momentarily or permanently discontinued business activities between March 2020 and July 2021, according to an analysis of inactive business activity using data insights from business analytics company Dun &...

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Great sneak peek from our friends at @510families about what's in store for our reopening on October 30! https://www.510families.com/lawrence-hall-science-membership/ #STEM #families #berkeley

Reminder! October is #manufacturing month. #MFGMonth events are still happening. Read our latest blog post to learn more and visit the list of resources. ⚙️ https://eastbayeda.org/mfg-month/

Don’t miss our October Outdoor Play Day at Liberation Park! It's our last one of the year! Sunday, at 11a.m. we will have family roller skating, board games, card games and some fun physical activities to get the entire family moving, followed by adult skate at 4p.m.

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