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.
**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.
“I see the revitalization of the County’s Northern Waterfront as vital to anyone concerned with economic development" Supervisor Federal Glover
Northern Waterfront is an economic asset to the San Francisco Bay region, includings assets such as a deep ship channel, marine terminals, and two class-1 railroad lines.
"This effort will protect our industrial zoned properties to ensure their future economic potential....and identify additional areas for economic development and job growth" Supervisor Mary N Piepho
Board of Supervisors Northern Waterfront Ad Hoc Committee
As of February 6, 2020 at Agenda and Minutes can be found in the County’s Agenda Quick System
September 16, 2019
March 2, 2016
Agenda Packet (PDF)
October 30, 2014
Agenda Packet (PDF)
Publications and Background Resources
Conceptual Framework for Community and Capital Development Strategy(Emerald HPC International, LLC as presentation to the Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative Ad Hoc Community in May 2018)
Technical Memos - Background Information to the Craft Report
Memorandum 1 - Economic Overview
Memorandum 2 - Analysis of Industrial Inventory
Memorandum 3 - Opportunities and Constraints Analysis
Memorandum 4 - Development Outlook