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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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Earth Day and Land Rematriation

Earth Day and Land Rematriation

This Earth Day, East Bay EDA acknowledges the original stewards of the East Bay, the Lisjan Ohlone people. Before the familiar landmarks of the Bay Bridge and the Tribune Tower, just a couple centuries ago the Bay Area was a lush land of abundance, oak savannas,...

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Celebrating East Bay Women

Celebrating East Bay Women

This Women’s History Month marks a year that has been highlighted by the need for leadership, innovation, and collaboration like never before due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Women everywhere - including a number of East Bay women - were part of history. Headlining that...

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East Bay EDA Celebrates Black History Month

East Bay EDA Celebrates Black History Month

As Black History Month draws to a close, East Bay EDA would like to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of Black Americans throughout our nation’s history not just in February, but year-round. We take pride in the legacy of Black activism and civil rights that...

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📣 Nominations for the 2021 #EastBayiAwards are now open through 5/28. Do you know an #EastBay #innovator as cool as 2020 awardee Bolt Threads? 🏆 Categories include #arts #cleantech #food #manufacturing and more. Nominate today! https://iawards.eastbayeda.org/ @boltthreads

📣 Join us on May 23, 1-2 pm for #MovingforPeace: Planting Seeds for Healing 🌱, a celebration of young people & their artistry, live-streamed from Liberation Park

Hosted by @EastOaklandBCZ, @destinyarts & the #HealthyHavenscourt Collaborative

RSVP at http://bit.ly/seedsforhealing

Join us for the film premiere on May 27 6-7 pm of “Food as Medicine: Community, Healing & Resilience" - a virtual tour produced by @GreenTours, featuring Common Vision, EFAM, and @BerkFoodNetwork. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/BAGTPremiere

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East Bay EDA hosts signature events that are members-only as well as open to the public. Please visit our Events page for information and materials from past events.

2021 Spring Membership Meeting

Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Renowned chef Martin Yan will kick off East Bay EDA’s annual Spring Membership Meeting featuring innovative Bay Area food companies including Impossible Foods, Kite Hill, and Prime Roots! Join us to learn more about our region’s deep history leading food movements and some of the latest innovations that are creating a more resilient and sustainable food ecosystem! This event is open to both members and non-members.

2021 Speaker Series: The New Normal

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Join East Bay EDA for The New Normal, a speaker series webinar exploring public health during pandemic recovery and the implications for economic development. We’re pleased to welcome panelists from organizations that have played a pivotal role in the East Bay’s recovery process, including Alameda Health Consortium, La Familia Counseling Center, LifeLong Medical Care and more! This event is open to both members and non-members.

State of the Economy

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Join East Bay EDA and the International Association of Contra Costa County for State of the Economy, a special presentation on economic impacts, resiliency, and recovery in a post COVID-19 world. We are excited to feature Dr. Christopher Thornberg, Founding Partner of Beacon Economics. This webinar is open to both members and non-members. Make sure to submit your questions for the presenter in the registration form.

2021 East Bay Innovation Awards

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

The nomination period for the 2021 East Bay Innovation Awards virtual ceremony is now open! Please take a moment to nominate companies, organizations and individuals that should be recognized for their innovative work in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The nomination period will close on Friday, May 28 at 5:00 PM. The 9th annual East Bay Innovation Awards virtual ceremony will be broadcast live on October 14.


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1221 Oak Street, Suite 555

Oakland, CA 94612

+1 (510) 272-6746