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.

2016 East Bay Book of Lists

Download Full Book Here

Upcoming Events

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA

Join us as we celebrate 2016's most innovative East Bay companies in eight different industries.


Spring Membership Meeting
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

East Bay EDA is proud to release this year's annual economic outlook report in partnership with Beacon Economics. Come hear the latest economic development news and trends with Dr. Christopher Thornberg.