Nearly 2,000 businesses in the East Bay responded to our East Bay Business Recovery Survey where they weighed in on the impacts of the pandemic on their operations. Their responses underscored the breadth, depth, and severity of its impacts.


Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, East Bay EDA has been dedicated to serving as a resource to support economic relief and recovery as our region continues to grapple with impacts to our business community.

With the support of our cities, chambers and regional partners, nearly 2,000 business owners in the East Bay region responded to our survey, where they weighed in on the impacts of the pandemic on their operations. During the three-week period of this survey, we learned that many businesses (40%) have closed, and those that were able to remain open experienced significant drops in revenue and were compelled to lay off workers and take other difficult actions to try and survive.

Take a look at the complete survey findings and interactive data below. In addition to accessing assistance through our resources page, please contact us and let us know how we can help you effectively plan for recovery efforts and advocate for solutions that can address your most important needs.


View the impacts by week, subregion, business category, and business size.


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