Local Resources

Local Resources
Descriptions and contact information for local business assistance organizations are listed below.

Alameda County Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The Alameda County Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a new partnership between Cal State East Bay and the Northern California Business Administration, offers classes, consulting services, and business planning resources to businesses throughout Alameda County.  Consulting services are available at no charge to eligible established businesses and companies that are primarily interested in growth and expansion. The Alameda County SBDC supports small business growth, productivity, and economic development. For more information, please contact the SBDC at 510-208-0410.

Alameda County Workforce Investment Board
The Alameda County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is a 35-member body appointed by the Board of Supervisors to plan and oversee the local workforce investment programs, which include the One-Stop Career Center, the youth programs, and the federal Welfare to Work employment retention programs. The WIB was authorized under the new Workforce Investment Act of 1998. For more information, please contact the WIB at 510-259-3842.

East Bay Center for International Trade Development
The East Bay Center for International Trade Development (EBCITD) of Vista Community College is a full-service international business center offering resources, knowledge, and assistance to help local businesses succeed internationally. The EBCITD provides free one-on-one consulting by experienced international trade consultants or advisers to business within four counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, and Solano.  Consulting sessions are by appointment and are based on matching the client's needs with the appropriate EBCITD contract consultant or consultants. The EBCITD goal is to provide assistance to qualified small- to medium-sizes businesses.  For more information, please contact the EBCITD at 510-893-4114.

East Bay Economic Development Alliance (formerly EDAB)
Previously known as the Economic Development Alliance for Business (EDAB), the East Bay Economic Development Alliance (EBEDA) was established in 1990 to improve economic development in Alameda County and its 14 cities. EBEDA provides assistance and incentives to businesses in terms of site location, financing, regulatory coordination, workforce issues, and business climate issues. For more information, please contact the EBEDA at 510-272-3885.

East Bay SCORE
East Bay SCORE has over 40 counselors with real world experience providing free counseling in accounting, business planning & structure, commercial leases, eCommerce, export/import, finance, manufacturing, marketing, operations, retail, strategic planning, and more.

Regional Development Corporation

The Regional Development Corporation (RDC) helps to guarantee loans made by banks or financial institutions to small businesses for a number of purposes. For more information, please contact the RDC at 925-416-6491.

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
The Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center (REC) is a nonprofit organization that provides small business training and support services to businesses in the Bay Area. REC offers services such as classroom training, workshops, business incubation, financial assistance, and computer training that are designed to meet the needs of emerging and established small businesses. For more information, please contact the REC at 415-541-8580.

Training & Development Solutions - Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District's contract education department, Training and Development Solutions, provides assessment and employee training services for businesses and organizations. These services are customized for each business or organization to best address their unique needs, and the instructors come from a wide variety of backgrounds, each with expertise in their area of instruction.

Training and Development Solutions offers an extensive range of courses, from CPR / First Aid and Sexual Harassment Prevention to Welding or Computer Skills. Additionally, customers can work with the instructors to create classes specific to their proprietary products and services, as needed. For information about this program, please contact Marketing and Sales Manager MariAnn Fisher at 925-485-5239.

Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center (TVHOC)
The Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center (TVHOC) provides information regarding private sector lender programs, funding sources, and homebuyer pre- and post- purchase education helping match those in need with programs and services that benefit them most. Working regionally, the TVHOC offers a comprehensive counseling and education program that will expand mortgage credit opportunities and increase home ownership in the Tri-Valley region.

Tri-Valley Jobs.com
Whether you're an employer or job seeker, the cities of the Tri-Valley area offer you an ideal climate. For employers, the Tri-Valley means easy access to technology centers, an educated workforce, state-of-the-art business campuses, and more. If you're a job seeker, you can look to the area for leading-edge employers, unparalleled quality of life, environment, and culture to fit any taste. For more information, please visit the Tri-Valley Jobs website.

Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center
The Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center, located at 5020 Franklin Drive in Pleasanton, California, is a member of EastBayWorks, one of the many One-Stop Career Centers located throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The Center provides resources for the general public looking for jobs, training, or education. The Center also offers business resources and services specifically for employers. There is no charge for any of the services. For more information, please contact the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center at 925-485-5262.