Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative

Project Description
 
The Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative is a regional cluster-based economic development strategy with a goal of creating 18,000 new jobs by 2035. The Initiative focuses on advanced manufacturing sub-sectors in five targeted clusters (advanced transportation fuels, bio-tech/bio-medical, diverse manufacturing, food processing, and clean tech) and leveraging existing assets to retain existing firms. In cooperation with public and private stakeholders, the Initiative will retain existing business, help them expand, and attract new businesses. 


The Northern Waterfront consists of approximately 50 miles of Contra Costa County’s northern waterfront, from Hercules to Oakley and is an important economic asset to the San Francisco Bay Area region. This waterfront has several unique features such as a deep ship channel, marine terminals, and it is served by two Class-1 railroad lines, Union Pacific Railroad and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.

“It’s long been a vision of mine to revitalize Contra Costa County’s Northern Waterfront….I see the revitalization of the County’s Northern Waterfront as vital to anyone concerned with economic development in Contra Costa County...”  Supervisor Federal Glover April 2013

Google Earth Tour of the Northern Waterfront

Timeline
January 10, 2014: Northern Waterfront Public Form
Contra Costa County Northern Waterfront Atlas - Digital Version (February, 2014)

"Revitalizing Contra Costa's Northern Waterfront: How to be competitive in the 21st Century Global Economy" (Craft Consulting Group, January 2014)

February 26, 2013: Board of Supervisor's Authorizes Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative
Board Order
Attachment 1: Draft Northern Waterfront Study Area

April 23, 2013: Board of Supervisors Approves Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative Work Plan
Board Order Attachment 1: Draft Northern Waterfront Study Area (Revised) Attachment 2: Draft Work Program and Timeline

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