Economic Development News From the East Bay | February 22, 2023

East Bay Q4 Labor Data

The 2022 fourth quarter economic summary has been released by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) for the Oakland Hayward Berkeley MD, which includes Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. This visual summary features the latest labor data, employment by industry, unemployment rates by county, and the region's top employers. Download the summary.

Support Black-Owned Business

East Bay EDA encourages you to explore the many ways to support Black-owned businesses both during Black History Month and every day. The East Bay is home to a rich legacy of Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurship. Take a moment to read our latest blog post that includes upcoming events like the Black Joy Parade, local Black-owned business lists, and small business resources.

Introducing East Bay Hot Spots

In partnership with the San Francisco Business Times, we are launching East Bay Hot Spots, a series highlighting stories from our region's diverse economy. This month features the innovation along the historic 880 corridor with additional spotlights on Hayward and San Leandro. Look for SFBT features on additional subregions of the East Bay during the upcoming year. Read more.

Remembering Supervisor Valle

East Bay EDA is saddened by the recent passing of Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle. We echo the sentiments of our Chair Supervisor Keith Carson that as a pillar of the East Bay, Richard's "passion for bettering our community was exemplary." Join District 2 for a celebration of of the life and legacy of Supervisor Valle on Saturday, February 25 in Union City. Celebration event details.

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