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May Manufacturing News

AMBay Area recognized Casa Sanchez Foods with a 2024 Member of the Year Award
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

East Bay Manufacturers Sweep the AMBayArea Mfg Awards

The 5th annual Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea) Summit featured the inaugural Bay Area Mfg Awards, which recognized local manufacturers for their accomplishments, ingenuity, and advancements in the industry. Please join us in congratulating Small Manufacturer of the Year, DOER Marine (Alameda), Medium Manufacturer of the Year, Emerald Packaging (Union City), and Large Manufacturer of the Year, Penumbra (Alameda). Casa Sanchez Foods (Hayward) was recognized as AMBayArea Member of the Year. Watch the MFG Awards Video.

Manufacturing News & Resources

East Bay EDA maintains an up-to-date resource directory for manufacturing businesses. You can filter by resource type to connect with organizations that match your need. View the Resource Directory. 

Looking for local skilled talent or upskilling your employees? The 28 Bay Area Community Colleges offers a range of manufacturing programs, from CAD, energy, machining, to process technology. Take a look at the Bay Area Community College manufacturing programs and contact Dr. Mark Martin, Advanced Manufacturing Director, for your manufacturing workforce needs. 

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!

The East Bay Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers no-cost trainings and workshops designed for business development on a variety of topics. View their upcoming trainings.

Funding Opportunities

GoGreen Financing Program – Ditch old equipment. Upgrade to new appliances and use up to 30% of funds for bonus improvements. The State of California’s GoGreen Business Energy Financing offers affordable, flexible options to help California businesses and nonprofits reduce their energy bills and shrink their carbon footprints. 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. 

Be sure to stay up to date with various federal funding opportunities from NIST (CHIPS)Department of Energy, and the U.S. National Science Foundation. 

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10/29: East Bay EDA’s East Bay Manufacturing Summit, Fremont (Registration coming soon!)

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