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.

MANUFACTURING NEWS

OVERVIEW

Use the icons to navigate our manufacturing work and services, including Resilient East Bay Advisory Committee, Goals, Focus Areas, Resources, and Get Connected. Click here to download the one-sheet summary.

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.

PROJECT GOALS

GOAL I

Produce a business-level analysis of the East Bay’s existing manufacturing and supply chain capabilities.

GOAL II

Develop and implement a strategy that increases business resilience through business assistance including innovative land use strategies.

GOAL III

Expand diversity of manufacturing subsectors through support for small and mid-sized manufacturers including startups.

GOAL IV

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.

FOCUS AREAS

ELECTRONICS

METAL

TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT

CHEMICALS

FOOD & BEVERAGE

DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS

MACHINERY

BIOMEDICAL/LIFE SCIENCES

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.

REGIONAL RESOURCES

Employer Resources

Contra Costa County No-Cost HR Hotline for Employers 

UC Berkeley School of Law New Business Community Law Clinic

Workforce Training

Advanced Manufacturing and Transportation Apprenticeships of California 

Alameda County Customized & Incumbent Worker Training in COVID-19

Alameda County On-The-Job Training 

Alameda County No-Cost HR Hotline for Employers

Automotive and Machinist Joint Apprenticeship Committee of Northern California 

Manufacturing Courses (Online & In-Person)

Networking

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 

Biomedical Manufacturing Network

Port Product Lab Product Development Incubator 

SFMade/HumanMade Next Generation Manufacturing Program 

Accelerators & Incubator Programs

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

Bay Area National Labs & Lab Innovation Center (LINC)

i-GATE Hub

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

UC Berkeley Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Center (LSEC)

Incentives

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

Corporation for Manufacturing Excellence (Manex) Employment Training Panel (ETP) Earned Rebate

Manex Small Business Technical Assistance Grant Funding

East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) Induction Cooking Rebates 

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

GET CONNECTED

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

 

 

CMTC PARTNERSHIP

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.