Economic Development News From the East Bay | August 17, 2022
10 Years of East Bay Innovation
On August 4, more than 400 people gathered at the Fox Theater in Oakland for the 2022 East Bay Innovation Awards. It was a fun-filled evening celebrating 10 years of East Bay innovation. Meet the 2022 Awardees, check out the photo gallery, and visit our event partner, Pilot City’s page to explore videos, download speaker photos, and re-watch the co-presentations of the awards.
Membership Tour: Berkeley Lab
In July 2022, more than 20 regional business leaders and other stakeholders involved with East Bay EDA’s Resilient East Bay project recently visited Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and were welcomed by Berkeley Lab Director Mike Witherell. After providing an overview of the Lab’s operations, the group heard from Todd Pray, Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer...Read more.
Fall is Free at Community Colleges
The Peralta Community College District is getting media coverage for free tuition and financial incentives available to students this Fall at four East Bay colleges. Other community college districts in the region, like Chabot-Las Positas, Diablo Valley, and Ohlone are offering similar programs in 2022. While the programs vary, many are covering a combination of tuition and fees. Learn more.
East Bay Labor Data: Quarter 2
California's Employment Development Department (EDD) just released their economic summary for the 2nd Quarter of 2022. The visual summary includes industry sectors ranked by employment, unemployment rates by county, top employers, and job data for the Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley MD, which includes Alameda County and Contra Costa County. Download the PDF.