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Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

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Industry Groups

The City of Berkeley works with many business associations that cater to established businesses and startups in specific industry sectors including tourism, technology, biotechnology, life sciences, medical devices and manufacturing. Read more to learn about the industry organizations that serve Berkeley businesses.


Visit BerkeleyVisit Berkeley - Come for the Culture, Stay for the Food™

Visit Berkeley, formerly the Berkeley Convention & Visitors Bureau and Film Office, serves the tourism industry. It cultivates and promotes Berkeley as a desirable destination for meetings, conventions, tour groups, and leisure travel. The site also includes a great map to find Berkeley’s shopping districts.


 Berkeley Startup Cluster

The Berkeley Startup Cluster strives to make Berkeley a more vibrant, accessible and equitable place for startups to launch and grow. A partnership between the City of Berkeley, UC Berkeley, the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, the Downtown Berkeley Association, the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, and many Berkeley incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces, the network sponsors events, advocates for policies, and undertakes other marketing and public education activities that support Berkeley’s early stage, high-growth innovation and technology businesses.


 Biocom
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A statewide industry association for the life science sector, Biocom works on behalf of its nearly 1000 members across industries in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotech & more to drive public policy, build a network of industry leaders, increase access to capital, introduce cutting-edge workforce development and STEM education programs, and create value-driven purchasing programs.


 Bay Area Biomedical Manufacturing Network Biomedical Manufacturing logo

The Bay Area Biomedical Manufacturing Network offers technical assistance, technology transfer and education and training to biomedical manufacturing businesses across the East Bay.


 California Life Sciences Association
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The California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) advances California’s world-leading life sciences innovation ecosystem by advocating for effective national, state and local public policies and supporting entrepreneurs and life sciences businesses. With offices in Sacramento, San Diego, South San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington DC, CLSA works closely with industry, government, academia and others to shape public policy, improve access to innovative technologies and grow California’s life sciences economy. CLSA serves biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics companies, research universities and institutes, investors and service providers throughout the Golden State. CLSA was founded in 2015 when the Bay Area Bioscience Association (BayBio) and the California Healthcare Institute (CHI) merged.


 East Bay Bioscience Network

The East Bay Bioscience Network aims to bring together professionals working in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries by providing networking opportunities in the East Bay, from Alameda to Livermore. 


baumi_log Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative  

The Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative (BAUM) facilitates the creation of a well-defined and interconnected regional manufacturing ecosystem with cities across the Bay Area. 


 Association of Manufacturers Bay Area
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Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea) is guided by a vision of making the Bay Area the most sustainably productive manufacturing region in the world. AMBayArea supports manufacturers through education, workforce development, advocacy, collaboration and group leverage.

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