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November Manufacturing News

Oakland Harbor port terminal with shipping containers and cranes
East Bay EDA’s monthly Manufacturing Newsletter provides news and information for manufacturers in our region. We encourage you to submit events, industry innovations, legislative and policy activities, and other information that may be useful to you and your peers! Submit your items directly to

East Bay EDA Launches New Website for Manufacturers

On October 18, 2023, East Bay EDA unveiled its new Resilient East Bay website, designed as a resource to support the region’s manufacturing sector and related industries spanning 3,500 businesses, 150,000 jobs, and contributing over $40.7 billion in GRP. The new website was unveiled at East Bay EDA’s Annual Membership meeting at Hacienda Business Park in Pleasanton and was attended by business, community, and elected East Bay leaders. The event itself featured keynote remarks from Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan and included a panel of commercial real estate professionals and a representative from PG&E talking about critical facilities, land use, and zoning issues. You can watch the recording of this event here and visit to learn more about this work.

November 2023 Manufacturing Events & Webinars

East Bay EDA partner AMBayArea is hosting an online job fair on Wednesday, November 1 from 3 – 5 PM PDT to connect manufacturing companies with qualified job seekers and workers. Visit the event page for more information and to register!

CMTC is hosting a webinar on Productivity & Cost Reduction Technology Solutions for California Manufacturers on Wednesday, November 1 @ 11 AM. Register here and visit the CMTC events page to learn more and keep up-to-date on their offerings!
Manex and several other California-based organizations are partnering to organize The Future of Manufacturing: Expanding and Emerging Industries event at the DuPont Silicon Valley Innovation Center in Sunnyvale on Thursday, November 9. More information and registration details are here.
In honor of Veterans Day, The Manufacturing Institute is holding a few virtual information sessions to help the military-connected community learn more about manufacturing – and vice versa. For more details about events on November 6 and November 13, visit the MI veterans event page.

Building Efficiency Accelerator Offers Savings for Alameda County Businesses
Ava Community Energy, the public power provider for Alameda County, has recently launched its new Building Efficiency Accelerator to help businesses reduce overhead costs and prepare for California’s carbon reporting requirements. This ratepayer-funded program offers up to 24 months of engineering support from energy efficiency experts at Cascade Energy to boost savings and offers generous incentives for capital and low- or no-cost projects. Participating business will have access to the Energy Sensei software tool to model energy use, track when projects are completed, and visualize the resulting energy and carbon savings. Learn more here and contact Olivia Drummond at Cascade Energy for more details.

Port of Oakland Generates Nearly 100,000 Local Jobs

The Port of Oakland recently released a new economic impact report highlighting the scale and scope of the Port’s impact on the Northern California economy. According to the analysis conducted by Martin Associates, the overall economic value of the port was calculated to be $174 billion, including business revenue, consumer spending, and the total value of goods and services. The study revealed increased economic opportunities across its three main areas of operation: Oakland International Airportcommercial real estate, and the seaport. Learn more about how the Port of Oakland is shaping our region and download a copy of the report.

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