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

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)

View the Forum

A recording of forum is available below and will be broadcast on CCTV (Comcast channel 27, WAVE channel 32, and AT&T UVerse channel 99) and at at the following times: 

  • Sunday, May 26th at 8 am
  • Tuesday, May 28th at 5 pm
  • Wednesday, May 19th at 12 pm
  • Sunday, June 2 at 8 am
  • Tuesday, June 4 at 5 pm
  • Wednesday, June 4 at 12 pm

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Board of Supervisors Northern Waterfront Ad Hoc Committee


Supervisor Federal D. Glover
Supervisor Diane Burgis


May 10, 2019
Special Meeting Agenda (Bringing Jobs to the People Forum)
December 5, 2018 

October 2, 2018

Approved Meeting Record
May 3, 2018
Agenda Packet
Approved Meeting Record
June 8, 2017
Agenda Packet
Approved Meeting Record
April 11, 2017


Agenda Packet
Approved Meeting Record
March 2, 2016
Agenda Packet
January 7, 2016
Agenda Packet
May 13, 2015
Agenda Packet
October 30, 2014
Agenda Packet

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