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2022 New Year Message

2022 New Year Message

The start of a new year often brings with renewed commitments and dedication to our family, our friends, ourselves, and our community. Yet as 2022 begins, we continue to be reminded about the many ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated and amplified trends and...

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Support East Bay Businesses this Holiday Season

Support East Bay Businesses this Holiday Season

Photo: Uncommon Grounds, Berkeley, CA. Courtesy: #DiscoveredinBerkeley campaignWhether it is the food you put on your plate this holiday season, the restaurants you patronize, the gifts you buy, or the year-end performing arts events that you attend, there are things you...

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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 produce...

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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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