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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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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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