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Creating Change with the Very Asian Foundation

Creating Change with the Very Asian Foundation

During the month of May, we celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, to commemorate the beginning of Japanese immigration to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the...

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Bay Area Broadband For All

Bay Area Broadband For All

East Bay EDA is supporting a statewide broadband inclusion initiative in collaboration with the California Department of Technology (CDT), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and many other community partners, to present a workshop in Oakland seeking to...

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East Bay Small Business Week

East Bay Small Business Week

This year, from April 30 through May 6, we celebrate National Small Business Week. In the East Bay, we are home to over 90,000 small businesses with less than 10 employees. As a percentage of total businesses in the East Bay, small businesses comprise a significant...

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Earth Day in the East Bay

Earth Day in the East Bay

First established in 1970, Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The 2023 Earth Day theme is “Invest In Our Planet,” and according to the East Bay Regional Park District, this includes...

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Celebrating Women’s History Month in Alameda County

Celebrating Women’s History Month in Alameda County

Coinciding with Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day in March, Alameda County hosted the 28th Annual Women’s Hall of Fame Luncheon and Awards Ceremony (WHOF) on March 25. The event, which was established by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, the...

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Connecting California and Mexico’s Manufacturing Sectors

Connecting California and Mexico’s Manufacturing Sectors

East Bay EDA was excited to work with a team of local officials from the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco to host members of a Mexican trade mission, including representatives of state governments, municipal authorities, mayors and business leaders on a tour of...

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Support Black-Owned Business in the East Bay

Support Black-Owned Business in the East Bay

The Deep Grocery Coop at the Akoma Market, East Oakland. Photo: Andria LoThe East Bay is home to a rich legacy of Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurship. From the first Black Whaling Captain on the West Coast to sail from Oakland in 1886, to ground-breaking artists,...

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A New Visual Identity

A New Visual Identity

At the end of last year, East Bay EDA began the process to refresh and modernize our visual identity and brand. After soliciting requests for proposals (RFPs) and submissions from several highly qualified local design firms, East Bay EDA selected Bombilla, an Oakland based...

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Powering the Future in Fremont

Powering the Future in Fremont

It is easy to spot electric vehicles when driving around Fremont. On an average day, it is common to see the latest EV models from Tesla, Rivian, and Lucid, and Hyundai on local streets. Seeing so many EVs on the road is not only a sign of how this former bedroom community...

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