Frequently Asked Questions

What is AMBayArea?

The Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea) provides manufacturers with local connection and information to ensure the industry thrives. We achieve this through events, thought leadership, and partnerships.

What is the criteria for a company to join AMBayArea as a manufacturer?

A Bay Area manufacturer is defined as having a production facility in the Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma) that uses physical materials and components in a production process, which adds value to said materials.

Can non-manufacturers join AMBayArea?

AMBayArea provides manufacturers with local connection and information to ensure the industry thrives. We recognize that non-manufacturers offer services that help support and promote the manufacturing industry. Therefore, non-manufacturers may apply for AMBayArea membership. However, their application will be reviewed and approved per the guidelines set forth by the AMBayArea Board of Directors and Bylaws, which includes maintaining a majority of manufacturer members. Alternatively, non-manufacturers may gain more visibility and benefits by sponsoring an AMBayArea event. For sponsorship information, email

Who formed AMBayArea?

The East Bay Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (EBAMP) and the East Bay Manufacturing Group (EBMG) joined forces to form the Association of Manufacturers Bay Area (AMBayArea) in October 2017. By forming the new 501c6 organization, AMBayArea brought together the extensive networks of these two groups as well as a meaningful strategy for sustaining their outcome-based initiatives.

Who leads AMBayArea?

AMBayArea is led by a Board of Directors that includes executives from large and small manufacturers, as well as representatives from the non-profit, government and education domains. In addition to the Board of Directors, AMBayArea has an Advisory Board that is comprised of experienced professionals that provide counsel to the Board of Directors and Administration. The entire leadership team is continually developing and maintaining relationships with local and national groups and individuals to provide meaningful support for all the production industries throughout the Bay Area.

How do I join the AMBayArea?

Complete the member application at to become a member.