Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative
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