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The 9th Annual East Bay Innovation Awards will be broadcast virtually on October 14, 2021. Tickets are now on sale for the 2021 East Bay Innovation Awards! Register today to celebrate the best of innovation from our region.


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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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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Take the California Clean Air Pledge

Take the California Clean Air Pledge

East Bay EDA invites our members and affiliates to join us in taking the clean air pledge for the 4th Annual California Clean Air Day. The pledge is a commitment by individuals and organizations to take simple actions to help clear the air in their community. Last...

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Join us for a discussion moderated by Annelies Goger @BrookingsInst on October 1st about how to make sure we create equitable pathways to these good family wage jobs.

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2021 East Bay Innovation Awards

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The 2021 East Bay Innovation Awards virtual ceremony will be broadcast live on October 14. Often referred to as the “Academy Awards of the East Bay,” the East Bay Innovation Awards is the premiere program of its kind that celebrates and honors the extraordinary companies and organizations that contribute to the East Bay’s legacy of innovation. The virtual awards ceremony will be hosted by Scott McGrew of NBC Bay Area. Stay tuned for special guests to be announced!


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