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April Manufacturing News

Pacific Commons South in Fremont is home to a variety of industrial innovation businesses
East Bay EDA is pleased to share some useful news and resources for Bay Area manufacturers. Please contact us if you have a resource you would like to share. Submit your items directly to

Making the 2024 East Bay Innovation Awards Trophies

Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony – now add the East Bay Innovation Awards to the list. When the event organizer, East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA), sought a locally-made trophy that embodied the spirit of excellence, they turned to Laney College’s Machine Technology Program for a solution. With Laney’s expertise in precision manufacturing and access to state-of-the-art CNC machines, the college embraced the challenge with enthusiasm. Read on the Resilient East Bay blog.

Manufacturing News & Resources

Fremont Served as Host City for the 2024 California Battery Summit. Read more about how this East Bay city has become a national hotspot for battery development and manufacturing. 

CMTC Launches New Digital Manufacturing Marketplace: California’s Sourcing & Procurement Platform (CSPP). CMTC’s CSPP allows you to connect & collaborate, showcase your business, and explore unlimited opportunities for free. There is no cost to join the other 25,000+ community members — get started today!

Funding Opportunities

American-Made Challenges – The DOE recently launched a series of prize competitions, in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), that are designed to incentivize the nation’s entrepreneurs to reenergize innovation and reassert American leadership in the energy marketplace. Up for a challenge? Learn more.

Pollution Prevention Grants – The EPA announced a funding opportunity for pollution prevention grants, with half of available funds requiring no cost share or match requirement for projects that manage waste and avert or remove emissions and harmful chemicals from the environment. Applications are due May 17. 

Emissions Reduction – The Bay Area Air Quality District’s Carl Moyer Program is offering incentive grants to eligible businesses that are seeking upgrades or replacement of off-road equipment. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Email Itsel Guzman, Staff Specialist, for a preliminary analysis on eligibility. 

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