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.



 East Bay EDA is excited to announce the receipt of a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) Program for a project known as Resilient East Bay to support small to mid-sized businesses in the manufacturing, goods movement, and biomedical/life sciences sectors.

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 30 percent, from 78,100 to more than 113,000  jobs. These manufacturing jobs are critical to the regional economy and innovation ecosystem 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.



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.



Clean Tech


Goods Movement



East Bay EDA maintains a list of resources for small to mid-sized manufacturers. Please contact us if you have a resource or information you would like to contribute. Need additional support navigating resources? Please email to schedule an appointment by telephone, web, or in-person at no cost.

For additional business resources, please visit our East Bay Business Resources Map.


Accelerators & Incubator Programs

Barkar Labs: UC Berkeley’s world-class incubator for life-science startups

Bay Area National Labs & Lab Innovation Center (LINC)

California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development Initiative (CalSEED)

i-GATE Hub for Tri-Valley Startups

Port Product Lab Product Development Incubator 

Tech Futures Group – the 100% Free, Advisory Board for Tech Companies 

UC Berkeley Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Center (LSEC)

Education, Workforce Development & Trainings

Advanced Manufacturing and Transportation Apprenticeships of California 

Alameda County Customized & Incumbent Worker Training in COVID-19

Alameda County On-The-Job Training 

Automotive and Machinist Joint Apprenticeship Committee of Northern California 

Bay Area Community Colleges Manufacturing Careers

Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board

Manufacturing Courses (Online & In-Person)


Bay Area Air Quality Management Grants to Upgrade or Replace Off-Road Equipment

Bay Area Air Quality Management Grants to Purchase and Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Manex Employment Training Panel (ETP) Earned Rebate

Manex Small Business Technical Assistance Grant Funding

East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)’s Trucked Waste Program for Wastewaters from Manufacturing

Industrial Assessment Center for Manufacturers’ Energy Use, Waste Generation and Water Consumption 

Intro to Lean Startup: Bay Area NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps)

Microloans for Energy Efficiency Improvements 

PG&E Food Service Rebates

StopWaste Waste Prevention Grant Opportunities

Networking & Industry Associations

Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea) Virtual Executive Roundtables 

AMBayArea Ambassador (Online) Program 

AMBayArea Purchasing Power

Bay Area Made Support Network of Skilled Makers and Artisans 

Bay Area Urban Manufacturing (BAUM)

Biomedical Manufacturing Network

SFMade/HumanMade Next Generation Manufacturing Program 

Legal Services

Alameda County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service (LRS)

Contra Costa County Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS)

UC Berkeley School of Law New Business Community Law Clinic



California Manufacturing Incentives for Over $20M in OperationsSummary of state incentives

California Manufacturing Incentives for Under $20M in OperationsSummary of state incentives

Employer Training Panel (ETP) Rebates Provides match funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers. 

New Employment Credit (NEC)An income tax credit for specific new hires (veterans, formerly incarcerated individuals, unemployed member(s) in economically disadvantaged areas). Credit based on 35% of qualified wages or wages between 150% and 350% of minimum wage.

Homeless Hiring Tax CreditEmployers may receive $2,500 to $10,000 in tax credit per eligible employee based on hours worked in the taxable year. Employers may claim up to $30,000 of credit per taxable year.

Property Tax Abatement (Capital Investment Incentive Program)check with your local government’s Economic Development Department


Biomedical/Life Sciences Laboratories: Get Green Lab Certified

Made in California – No-Cost Promotional Opportunity 

California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development Initiative (CalSEED)

Outsmart Disaster Business Preparedness

Supplier Scouting Database 


CMTC has spaces available for up to 24 hours FREE consulting in California Manufacturers Accelerator Plus® Program 

CMTC No-Cost Consultation on Human Resources 

CMTA Free Employee Infectious Disease Certification Training 



For more information for small to mid-sized businesses and partners, and to receive Resilient East Bay updates, please sign up for our Manufacturing Newsletter.

Contact Info

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.

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