Economic Development News From the East Bay | February 8, 2023

East Bay EDA's New Visual Identity

At the end of last year, East Bay EDA began the process to refresh and modernize our visual identity and brand. After soliciting requests for proposals and submissions from several highly qualified local design firms, East Bay EDA selected Bombilla, an Oakland based branding and design agency. In the coming weeks, we will be updating our logo across our channels. Learn more.

A Conversation With AG Rob Bonta

We had a great first event of 2023, a lunchtime conversation with Attorney General Rob Bonta in downtown Oakland. This exclusive event provided an intimate setting for leaders and members of East Bay EDA to learn more about the recent work of the Office of Attorney General. Special thanks to members of our Executive Committee and all the East Bay elected officials who joined us!

East Bay Funding Opportunities

Here is a summary of various grant and funding opportunities around the East Bay: City of Dublin Small Business Navigator Program due 2/10, Alameda County ARTSFUND due 2/15, 49ers Foundation Oakland Nonprofits RFP due 2/17, StopWaste in Alameda County due 3/3, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties Microbusiness & Nonprofits COVID-19 Relief Grant due 3/12. Apply today!

C2C is a Climate Tech Incubator

Our partners at Berkeley Lab are participating in Cradle to Commerce (C2C), an unprecedented public-private incubator built to accelerate climate technology and equitable entrepreneurship. Attend the virtual information session this Thursday, 2/9 at 9 am. Register for the info session, learn more about C2C, and fill out a pre-application at today!

CALED Champions Manufacturing

$30 million is now available in Industrial Development Bond (IDB) allocation for small and medium-sized manufacturers to be used for land purchases, facility expansion, new production equipment acquisition, and solar and energy conservation retrofits! CALED CEO Gurbax Sahota and Program Director Michelle Stephens played a key role in advocating for the funding. Read more from CALED.

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