The San Francisco Bay Area boasts one of the most vibrant economies in the world. The East Bay is home to the cities and counties on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and along the Sacramento River.
On Friday, September 18th, over 150 participants from the East Bay counties celebrated the importance of the manufacturing sector to the regional economy by way of the East Bay Manufacturing Summit. Click here for a pdf of the Summit program.
More links, photos, video and stories from the Summit will be available soon, but in the meantime here is the input from US Representatives who provided their introductory messages and endorsement for the Partnership's efforts. Additionally, Representative Barbara Lee had staff on-site to relay her office's message of support.
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U.S. Representative Mike Honda.
...manufacturing jobs are critical to ensuring a prosperous and healthy middle-class. All too often, however, technologies that are developed in a university setting labs are commercialized abroad and we ship these good-paying manufacturing jobs overseas. We need to support American manufacturers and american workers by stopping this trend.
U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell
Our region is one of the most innovative regions in the world; we have the benefits of a skilled workforce, strategic location, and strong research & development minds like Lawrence Livermore and Sandia in my congressional district.
U.S. Representative John Garamendi
If america's going to succeed, we have to scale up, and that means Make It in America.
U.S. Representative Mark DeSaulnier
Manufacturing continues to come back [to the East Bay] in innovative ways with innovative companies, like Tesla.