Founded in 2014, we are a vehicle for East Bay companies involved in transportation and logistics to come together, set priorities that relate to competitiveness and growth, and work at a single table with a range of public-sector partners to take action.
We envision the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Region as part of a globally competitive manufacturing and distribution center that is supported by a talented workforce, world-class infrastructure, and public policies that support efficient goods movement.
The East Bay and the Bay Area are home to the fifth largest container port in the U.S.-- the Port of Oakland-- several specialized seaports, two of the most active air carport airports in the western US, major rail lines and terminals, and highways that carry some of the highest volume of trucks in California.
One-third of all jobs in the Bay Area are in industries for which moving goods to markets is critical for operations— this includes manufacturing, retail trade, wholesale trade, construction, transportation/warehousing and agriculture. In 2015 there was a total of $1.0 trillion of goods that moved to, from, or within the Northern California megaregion.
What We've Achieved
- Produced a labor market report on the East Bay transportation & logistics sector.
- Held a roundtable with instructors from community colleges and jobs resources centers to provide input on 21st-century essential skills for the workplace.
- Participated in a grant-funded apprenticeship opportunity for transportation companies to get paid community college tuition for employees.
- Held briefings with regional transportation agencies to provide input into the regional goods movement strategy.
- Held a briefing and discussion with the Port of Oakland on its competitive standing compared to other west coast gateways.
- Produced letters of support with regional transportation agencies to apply for transportation funding for goods movement projects.
- Joined regional economic development agencies on a delegation to the California Assembly and Senate to promote goods movement.