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The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

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The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

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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Office of Economic Development
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Regional Organizations

The City of Berkeley works with regional partners that support local businesses including the East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA) and Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses (BAOBOB). 


East Bay Economic Development Alliance

The East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA) is a public/private partnership serving the San Francisco East Bay (Alameda and Contra Costa Counties). Its mission is to establish the East Bay as a world-recognized location to grow businesses, attract capital and create quality jobs. East Bay EDA logo

The East Bay EDA is the regional voice and networking resource for strengthening the economy, building the workforce and enhancing the quality of life in the East Bay.

Of particular interest are the Economic Forecasting reports that the East Bay EDA produces on a regular basis. For links to their most recent studies, visit their website.

Or you may be interested in attending one of their regular networking events which touch on issues ranging from innovation in the region to international trade to workforce development and infrastructure planning


Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses 

The Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses (BAOBOB) is a membership organization committed to connecting, promoting, informing and representing Black owned and led businesses and non-profits throughout the Bay Area. BAOBOB is a program of Cowrie Village, an organization committed to working for the economic empowerment of Black people, their offspring and their allies in the inner city.

 


 

Alameda County Small Business Development Center 

 The Alameda County SBDC (ACSBDC) offers long-term, in depth, no cost advising for existing businesses and certain startups in Alameda County.  As part of the Northern California SBDC network, the ACSBDC works hands-on with entrepreneurs and business owners to address challenges, seize opportunities and grow their clients' bottom line.

 

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