Economic Development News from the East Bay | September 2020

Make sure to join us live for East Bay EDA’s 8th annual East Bay Innovation Awards on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. as we reveal the best of the best East Bay businesses and organizations!

This year’s award categories include Advanced Manufacturing, Arts & Culture, Built Environment, Community Impact, Education, Engineering & Design, Food, Life Sciences, and Sustainability; the Port of Oakland is our Legacy Awardee. More details about our 2020 Finalists appears in the online and print editions of the San Francisco Business Times and our event website. 

Many thanks to our event sponsors, in particular Presenting Sponsor Kaiser Permanente, Platinum-level sponsors Bayer and the Oakland A’s, and Gold-level sponsors AT&T, Bank of America, City of Alameda, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Wareham Development, and Wells Fargo for their support of this event, which will be hosted by Scott McGrew of NBC Bay Area.

East Bay EDA is excited to be partnering with CMTC to help our region’s manufacturing companies with finding new customers, growing market share, and pursuing other strategies to remain nimble and resilient during these challenging times. As a part of this work, we are excited to announce that Manex will be teaming up with us for our next Speaker Series event, Made in the East Bay, on Wednesday, September 30. This event will feature perspectives and strategies being used by East Bay manufacturing leaders as they work to respond to the continually changing COVID-19 environment.

We are also fortunate to have a number of great local organizations who are helping to support this work, including AMBayArea and SF Made’s Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative (BAUM), which is organizing a number of events across the region

The team at Oakland International Airport (OAK) has been hard at work to make sure that our region’s main airport continues to meet the needs of our businesses and residents in the wake of COVID-19. Please help spread the word to help make sure that this critical East Bay asset continues to serve our current and future needs.

For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration has celebrated National Small Business Week (NSBW), which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year's NSBW events are scheduled from September 22-24. Check out the SBA website for more information.

If you have yet to be counted for Census 2020, now is your last chance! Now more than ever, it is critical that we complete the most accurate count possible to ensure our businesses, communities, and residents are able to tap into resources that will allow us to recover and move beyond the impacts of COVID-19. Be counted.

The Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) seeks your input for the Countywide Transportation Plan (CTP), which sets the vision and priorities for transportation in Alameda County. This survey will help build a transportation system that works for everyone in the short and long-term. Take the survey today!