East Bay Economic Development Alliance > About the East Bay EDA
The East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA) is a public/private partnership serving the San Francisco East Bay including Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. We work to establish the East Bay as a world-recognized place to grow businesses, attract capital, and create quality jobs.
East Bay EDA is the vehicle through which the East Bay's public and private leaders collaborate to acheive our shared goal of a healthy, vibrant economy able to create and sustain quality jobs.
In pursuit of our mission, East Bay EDA has a four-pronged strategy:
Shaping economic understanding
Leading collaborative efforts
Promoting the East Bay
Serving our members
We have an over 20-year history of high-impact collaboration yielding tangible results in the East Bay.
To address the most important challenges and opportunities in the East Bay economy, each year East Bay EDA identifies a set of strategic priorities.
This year, the foundation for priority-setting came from the comprehensive regional economic assessment released in October 2011, entitled Building on Our Assets: Economic Development and Job Creation in the East Bay.
A subsequent regional workshop in December 2011 and East Bay EDA’s Annual Board Retreat in April 2012 contributed to the current Strategic Plan: 2012-13. In it, East Bay EDA and its members have prioritized the following:
· East Bay Annual Economic Outlook report
· East Bay Small Business Initiative
· East Bay Innovation Council
· East Bay “Open for Business” Pledge
· East Bay Education Network for Business Engagement
· Regional Advocacy
· East Bay Broadband Consortium
· East Bay Marketing & Communications
· Engaging members through service and support
Here is more information about our current strategic initiatives.
Our members are dedicated to these short- and long-term efforts, and we invite you to join us in making the East Bay a vibrant, healthy economy.
See East Bay EDA's most recent video annual report: East Bay EDA Impacting the East Bay: 2011-12.
The ten-year anniversary report for 1990-2000 is here.