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July Manufacturing News

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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

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East Bay Manufacturing Summit – Reserve your spot today for the East Bay Manufacturing Summit, taking place on Tuesday, October 29 from10 AM to 2 PM at the Downtown Fremont Event Center. The summit will bring together East Bay manufacturers, civic leaders, education, and industry partners to foster connections in supporting a more dynamic, resilient, and inclusive manufacturing ecosystem and regional economy. The event will feature panel discussions highlighting microclimates of innovation, cutting-edge workforce models, as well as international trade opportunities and supply chain considerations. There will be an area for exhibitors to showcase their company/organization and services. Contact to learn more about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.

SelectUSA Recap – During the week of June 22-26, East Bay EDA was honored to join the California delegation from the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C. This year marked the 10th annual summit with a record level of participation from over 5,000 attendees from 87 international markets and 56 states and territories. Throughout the 4-day summit, participants were able to take advantage of in-person networking and informative programming on key industry topics affecting the FDI community. Read more on the East Bay EDA blog.

Manufacturing News & Resources

Biocom Career Hub – Biocom California announces new jobs platform for the life sciences industry. Career Hub is more than just a job board; it’s a bridge connecting job seekers with Biocom California’s 1,800 member companies. Explore Biocom California’s Career Hub today! 

Hire Hayward program – The City of Hayward launches “Hire Hayward” program to help major employers in industrial, advanced manufacturing, and biotechnology sectors meet their workforce needs while investing in the local community. When a participating business in one of these targeted industries hires an eligible Hayward resident, the Hire Hayward program helps cover on-boarding and on-the-job training costs. Learn more. 

Bay Area NSF I-Corps – Are you an early-stage startup with a fundamental technology or engineering innovation seeking training, commercialization, and NSF funding? Applications due July 26 for the August course. Learn more about program eligibility.


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CalCompetes Application Round Opens – The State of California is accepting applications for the California Competes Tax Credit starting July 22 through August 12. Information webinars on July 24 and August 1. Learn more.

State R&D Equipment Exemption – California manufacturers may qualify for a partial exemption from sales and use tax on the purchase or lease of qualified machinery and equipment primarily used in manufacturing, research and development, and electric power generation or production, storage or distribution. Learn more.

If you need assistance navigating state resources, contact Toni Gomez, Business Development Specialist at 


Upcoming Events

7/11 – CMTC Webinar – Supply Chain 101: Supply Chain Risk Management (Virtual)

7/31 – Tour of Torani (San Leandro, CA) Limited spots available for non-members—please direct inquiries to

8/22 – Electrify Expo Pre-Event Mixer (Alameda, CA)

8/31 – AMBayArea Women in MFG Peer Group (Richmond, CA)

10/29 – East Bay Manufacturing Summit (Fremont, CA)


Visit our events page for more information.


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