Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative

The Northern Waterfront Economic Development InitiativeTM is a regional cluster-based economic development strategy with a goal of creating 18,000 new jobs by 2035. The Initiative leverages existing competitive advantages and assets by focusing on advanced manufacturing sub-sectors in five targeted clusters (advanced transportation fuels, bio-tech/bio-medical, diverse manufacturing, food processing, and clean tech). There is also a related component focusing on the human capital framework to benefit the residents of the Northern Waterfront. The initiative is a collaboration between the County and seven partner cities, who work together on diverse actions to enhance the economic vitality of the region.

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**We have gotten calls from people who have found the same acronym as the Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative on their bank statements. Contra Costa County is a government agency not accessing any bank accounts so it is not related to this economic development program. **

Bringing the Jobs to the People Forum
Friday, May 10th, 2019

The forum brought together elected officials, including county supervisors and mayors of seven cities, regional thought leaders, and business and nonprofit representatives to recognize an important milestone in the Northern Waterfront Initiative that will “bring jobs to the people” and grow the economic vitality of our County and region.

Featuring California State Treasurer Fiona Ma as the keynote speaker.


Mayor's Panel - Economic Development Opportunities (PDF)
Contra Costa County Northern Waterfront Achievements PowerPoint

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Board of Supervisors Ad-Hoc Committee on the Northern Waterfront Economic Development Activity

Please visit the Ad-Hoc Committees webpage for more information