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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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November 2020 Ballot Recommendations

November 2020 Ballot Recommendations

As a cross-sector, member driven organization, East Bay EDA promotes, advocates and influences legislation and policy efforts that contribute to a strong economy that attracts business, job opportunities and investment to the East Bay region. The recommended position...

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2020 East Bay Innovation Awards Virtual Ceremony

2020 East Bay Innovation Awards Virtual Ceremony

Oakland, California – Outstanding innovative companies and organizations will be honored at the 8th Annual East Bay Innovation Awards on Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The highly-anticipated virtual event will be hosted by Scott McGrew of NBC...

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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.

2020 Speaker Series: Beyond the Gig Economy

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 | Watch the Recording

Thank you for joining us for Beyond the Gig Economy, our webinar exploring alternative models and marketplaces for the flexible workforce. If you missed it, you can still watch and share the video recording. Special thanks to our speaker Wingham Rowan of Beyond Jobs for an informative discussion on irregular work, a demo of the CalFLEXI pilot, and potential for expansion and replication in markets such as the East Bay. 

2020 East Bay Innovation Awards

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 | Watch the Recording

Thanks for joining us for the 8th annual East Bay Innovation Awards, where we announced the awardees across ten different categories and conferred the Legacy Award to the Port of Oakland. We hope the event provided a boost of energy and optimism about the resilience of our region during these challenging times. More details about our 2020 awardees and finalists appears in the online and print editions of the San Francisco Business Times.


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1221 Oak Street, Suite 555

Oakland, CA 94612

+1 (510) 272-6746