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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 has...

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Standing With Our Asian Communities

Standing With Our Asian Communities

A shadow hangs over Lunar New Year after a chain of violent attacks towards Asian communities coast-to-coast, including incidents in Oakland, San Leandro, San Francisco and San Jose. Since the start of the pandemic, there has been an escalation in xenophobia...

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East Bay EDA Assists CA Manufacturers Impacted by COVID-19

East Bay EDA Assists CA Manufacturers Impacted by COVID-19

Oakland, California – East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA) is pleased to announce a partnership with CMTC’s California’s Manufacturing Network to provide direct support to manufacturers negatively impacted by COVID-19. “We recognize the critical importance...

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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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