RESILIENT EAST BAY
We are dedicated to supporting small to mid-sized businesses. Through a partnership with the U.S. Economic Development Administration, we are leading and implementing a project known as Resilient East Bay. Download the one-sheet summary.
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East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA) is excited to announce the receipt of a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) Program for a project known as Resilient East Bay to support small to mid-sized businesses in manufacturing, transportation, distribution & logistics, and biomedical/life sciences.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to the East Bay’s economy, yet manufacturing has emerged as a strong and resilient sector that will be key to the region’s recovery. Since 2013, manufacturing employment in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties has increased 27 percent, from 78,104 jobs in 2013 to just under 100,000 at 99,472 jobs in 2021. These manufacturing jobs are critical to the regional economy as each one produces an additional 5-7 jobs in the regional economy. This growth in manufacturing in the East Bay has been supported by dedicated efforts in the region from the private and public sectors.
The Resilient East Bay project will lead and implement a regional, sector-based economic analysis and strategy for the manufacturing, transportation, distribution & logistics, and biomedical/life sciences industries.
Clayton Chan COO & Co-owner San Francisco Soup Company (DBA Ladle & Leaf)
Elizabeth Redman Cleveland
Collette Hanna Economic Development Manager City of Walnut Creek
Nina F. Ichikawa
Alfredo Mathew III
Business Development Executive Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Senior Human Resources Business Partner Torani
Gregory Theyel, Ph.D.
Derek Kirk (Alternate)
Mark Polhemus (Alternate)
Produce a business-level analysis of the East Bay’s existing manufacturing and supply chain capabilities.
Develop and implement a strategy that increases business resilience through business assistance including innovative land use strategies.
Expand diversity of manufacturing subsectors through support for small and mid-sized manufacturers including startups.
Improve opportunity for middle-wage employment and a wide variety of ownership types, especially for people impacted by losses in other sectors due to COVID-19.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS
RESOURCES FOR MANUFACTURERS
East Bay EDA maintains a list of resources for small to mid-sized manufacturers. Please visit the list below and contact us if you have a resource or information you would like to contribute. Need additional support? Please contact us to schedule an appointment by telephone, web, or in-person at no cost. For additional business resources, please visit our East Bay Business Resources in Response to COVID-19.
Attn: Resilient East Bay
1221 Oak Street, Suite 555
Oakland, CA 94612
+1 (510) 272-6746
California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) is strategically partnered with East Bay EDA to reach out to small and mid-sized California manufacturers and market and co-brand resources that provide assistance. We are reaching out to small and mid-size manufacturers to provide available federal, state, and local programs to address challenges and provide immediate solutions.