Economic Development News From the East Bay | May 25, 2022
Celebrating East Bay Innovation
This week, East Bay EDA announced the 87 companies and organizations nominated for the 10th annual East Bay Innovation Awards. Join us at the East Bay Innovation Awards Block Party on June 16 to find out who will be named a finalist (20 finalists in ten categories) for the final ceremony in August. Tickets are $25 - $50 and include food. Get your tickets today!
Microbusiness & Nonprofit Grants
The Chabot - Las Positas Community College District is accepting applications for the Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, which is providing grants to microbusinesses in Alameda, Amador, Contra Costa, and El Dorado counties. Grants of $2,500 are available for businesses that were in operation in 2019 and were impacted by public health restrictions. Apply by August 12!
Contracting Opportunity
East Bay EDA is seeking consultant(s) to develop a Comprehensive Business-Level Analysis for the Resilient East Bay initiative, to lead a regional, business-driven economic analysis and strategy for the manufacturing, transportation, distribution & logistics, and biomedical/life sciences clusters. Bids are due by 6/1 at 2pm PDT. Select IRFP 902116 from the list.
Direct Primary Election - June 7
The June primaries are just around the corner and a number of races are happening across the region, including votes for County Supervisor(s) and the State Assembly. Make sure to visit the Alameda County Elections Site and Contra Costa County Elections to check your registration information, find your polling place, and learn about what's on the ballot. Get out the vote!