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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 year...

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2021 East Bay Innovation Awards Finalists Announced

2021 East Bay Innovation Awards Finalists Announced

Oakland, California - 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...

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East Bay Proud Photo Campaign

East Bay Proud Photo Campaign

The East Bay has it all – amazing people, stunning landscapes, unique buildings, incredible businesses, and so much more. To show our East Bay pride and the release of the East Bay Forward publication in September 2021, East Bay EDA is calling on our creative community to...

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Helping Alameda County Manufacturing Recover

Helping Alameda County Manufacturing Recover

While the economic recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 for manufacturers is still in progress—the sector saw more than 10,000 jobs lost in the East Bay (representing over a 10 percent decline) during the pandemic— East Bay EDA provided critical support and assistance to...

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Strengthen Your Support of AAPI Communities

Strengthen Your Support of AAPI Communities

In 1992 Congress designated May as “Asian American Pacific Islander Month” to honor the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the U.S. However, a recent survey found that 42% of Americans can’t name a well-known Asian American,...

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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, Bison,...

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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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