Below are links to additional programs and resources available to Bay Area manufacturers and companies.

Workforce Development

Bay Area Manufacturing Careers

Community college manufacturing programs and job listings by Bay Area manufacturers

Heroes MAKE America

Full-time, 10-week career skills program created by the Manufacturing Institute to build a pipeline to manufacturing for service members

Manufacturing Day

Inspire the next generation of manufacturers in this celebration of modern manufacturing on the first Friday in October. 

Earn & Learn East Bay

Earn & Learn coordinates the region’s schools, colleges and businesses, to provide effective work-based learning.

Business & Operations


Manex Consulting

$1 million ETP contract helps eligible Northern California manufacturing businesses fund training programs. Includes Lean Manufacturing, FSMA Compliance & Food Safety, ISO Training and more.

Employment Training Panel (ETP)

State agency that funds the costs of vocational training through third party program managers, such as Manex or Training Funding Source.

Small Business Administration

Helps businesses find funding, like Research and Development or exporting grants.

Lend EDU

A filterable grant search tool, allowing small business owners and entrepreneurs to input criteria to look for a particular grant.

CalCompetes Tax Credit

$236,808,527 in California Competes Tax Credit available for allocation in the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Next application period: 07/29/19 – 08/19/19.

TAAF Program

The University of Southern California (USC) operates the TAAF program through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Commerce (DOC) specifically established to assist manufacturers, agriculture producers, and service providers who have been negatively impacted by foreign competition.



Free help for Alameda companies and institutions to lower operating costs, increase efficiency, and protect the environment through recycling improvements.

Santa Clara County CESQG Program

Businesses with small quantities of hazardous waste may qualify for the Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator program through the Household Hazardous Waste Program.


RAFT’s unique “found engineering” process repurposes donated materials that would have otherwise been sent to the landfill into accessible, low-cost hands-on educational materials and resources.


2019 CA Labor Laws

CalChamber’s 2019 Labor Laws Affecting California Employers White Paper introduces new California employment laws (effective Jan 2019).