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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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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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