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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.


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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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East Bay Startups Raised Record Venture Capital in 2020

East Bay Startups Raised Record Venture Capital in 2020

Despite a global pandemic that created economic havoc, 2020 was a record year for venture capital investments into East Bay companies. According to financial data company Pitchbook, investors funded $5.5 billion into East Bay companies in 2020—67 percent increase in...

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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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