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Alameda County CARES Grant Program

Alameda County CARES Grant Program

Oakland, California - The Alameda County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the launch of the Alameda County CARES Grant program, which was made possible by the Board’s recent action to redirect $5 million in CARES Act funds to assist small businesses in response...

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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 Bay...

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A Resilient East Bay is a Stronger Bay Area for All

A Resilient East Bay is a Stronger Bay Area for All

In early August, East Bay EDA’s Economic Development Directors’ (EDD) Council was invited to provide input and feedback on the Economy element of Plan Bay Area 2050 Draft Blueprint, a long-range plan developed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the...

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Our Census, Our Future

Our Census, Our Future

With less than 100 days until the completion of Census 2020, we are encouraging all residents of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties to get out the count. Now more than ever, it is critical that we complete the most accurate count possible to ensure our businesses and future...

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Staying Healthy, Safe, and Strong

Staying Healthy, Safe, and Strong

The coronavirus pandemic and efforts to mitigate its spread have presented extraordinary challenges for our region’s residents and small businesses. This past weekend, the Alameda County Public Health Department and Contra Costa Health Services issued updated guidance...

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A Statement to Our Community

A Statement to Our Community

Blatant systemic inequalities have surfaced during the current pandemic. They were recently punctuated by the killing of George Floyd, underscoring a longstanding pattern of violence against Black Americans. We understand the pain, anger, and grief expressed here in our...

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Seeking Economic Relief and Preparing for Reopening

Seeking Economic Relief and Preparing for Reopening

Nearly 2,000 business owners in the East Bay region responded to our East Bay Business Recovery Survey between mid-April and early May, where they weighed in on the impacts of the pandemic on their operations. Their responses underscored the breadth, depth, and severity of...

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