East Bay Facts

Separating local data out of a 2010 Clean Edge study, it turns out the East Bay has more green job activity and promise of future green job creation than anywhere else in the Bay Area – which leads the nation.

Independent of the rest of the Bay Area the East Bay would be the nation’s 5th largest biotechnology cluster.

The East Bay is the birthplace of the biotechnology industry.

Counting just our three National Laboratories and the University of California, Berkeley, annual public sector spending on R&D is close to $3 billion. Including annual venture capital it is often over $4 billion.

The East Bay is home to the largest workforce in the Bay Area.

The East Bay has a labor pool with a higher percentage of college graduates than Massachusetts, Texas, or the nation as a whole.

Companies in the East Bay enjoy proximity to UC Berkeley’s graduate research institution, rated #1 in the nation for several decades in a row.

The East Bay is the transportation center for northern California and a regional hub for air freight throughout the country.

One rating service ranks the East Bay’s climate as #1 in the nation.

The East Bay is a national leader in biotechnology, medical devices, alternative energy, energy storage and many other technology development areas.

East Bay EDA Facts

East Bay EDA was successful in obtaining ARRA stimulus funding by coordinating 3 Recovery Zone Facility Bond Projects totaling $26.3 Million, which impacted the cities of Fremont, Hayward, Newark and Alameda County (2010).

Upcoming Events

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Craneway Pavillion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond CA 94804

The East Bay Legislative Reception is East Bay EDA’s annual networking event to acknowledge the East Bay’s State and Federal legislative delegations for their efforts to promote the economic vitality of the region through their policy-making. It also provides an opportunity to call attention to East Bay EDA’s priority initiatives in workforce development, infrastructure, small business support, and improving the business climate to create quality jobs.

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fox Theater Oakland, 1807 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland CA 94612

The purpose of East Bay EDA’s East Bay Innovation Awards ceremony is to celebrate and raise awareness of the tremendous innovation occurring in the East Bay region. As a distinct part of the greater Bay Area, the event seeks to promote the East Bay’s unique innovation assets – technological, scientific, and cultural. The target audience for the event include approximately 400 regional and global leaders in business, science & technology, education, arts and government.

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