Meet Our
Network Partners

Our network of partners continues to grow! Inaugural partners include public sector and nonprofit organizations that are leveraging their resources and support to help entrepreneurs and companies thrive in Contra Costa County.

If you are interested in joining our network to support Contra Costa County companies, call us at 833.453.9555.

Need services but not sure where to start? Complete the contact form or call us at 833.453.9555.

Click on the links below to jump to Network Partners for:

Entrepreneurship & Business Start Ups
Funding & Loans
HR Regulatory & Legal Assistance
Workforce Talent
Growth Services

Network Partners

Network Partners:Entrepreneurship & Business Start Ups

GoBIZ Serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth, economic development, and business assistance efforts through no cost consultations to businesses.

Latino Business Resource Center – a one-stop-shop dedicated to supporting and empowering Latino-owned businesses that provides business counseling, workshops, networking events, and access to funding opportunities to help Contra Costa County Latino entrepreneurs thrive.

Port Labs, LLC a coworking space that hosts and advises a community of entrepreneurs, inventors, engineers, designers, and business experts through its growing network of partners.

Small Business Development Center East Bay – consultations and advising for starting, growing or selling a business, business planning, obtaining funding and financial advising, government contracting, international trade, restaurants and technology.


Network Partners:Funding & Loans

Contra Costa County Small Business Enterprise Programs – programs to assist in the solicitation and awarding of contracts to enable small and local businesses to compete for a share of the County’s purchasing transactions.

Small Business Administration – East Bay (Federal Funding Program – support with funding programs, counseling, federal contracting certifications, disaster recovery, and advising on planning, capital, marketing, eCommerce, trademarks and patents.


Network Partners:Workforce Talent

East Bay Works – focuses on helping businesses reduce turnover and HR costs and increase production, profitability and competitiveness.

Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County – a business-led board that builds public-private partnerships with education, economic development, labor, and community organizations to solve complex workforce challenges.


Network Partners:Growth Services

Diablo Valley Tech Initiative – the goal of DVTI is to study and promote the ideas that enable the Diablo Valley to cultivate and benefit from a thriving tech sector.

East Bay Economic Development Alliance – a cross-sector, public-private partnership that promotes strategic economic development throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties by convening diverse networks of business, government, and community leaders who embrace the extraordinary value of our region as an unrivaled place to live, work, and do business.

City Governments: Economic Development – The economic development departments of city governments want businesses to have economic vitality and support them in doing business within their respective cities through special programs, subsidies, grants, licensing, information and resources.

City of Antioch Economic Development
Kwame Reed, Director
200 H Street
3rd Floor of City Hall
Antioch, CA 94509
(925) 779-7014

City of Brentwood
Ricardo Noguera, Economic Development Manager
City Hall, 150 City Park Way
Concord, CA 94513
(925) 306-2539

Dana Ayers, Community Development Director
6000 Heritage Trail
Clayton, CA 94517

City of Concord
Marie Suvansin, Economic Development Manager
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
(925) 671-3001

Department of Conservation & Development Contra Costa County
George Carter, Economic Development Project Manager
30 Muir Road
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 655-2782

El Cerrito
Melanie Mintz, Community Development Director
10890 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Tim Rood, Community Development Director
111 Civic Drive
Hercules, CA 94547

Harumi Murata, Economic Development Analyst
3231 Main Street
Oakley, CA 94561

David Biggs, City Manager
22 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563

Pleasant Hill
Zach Seal, Economic Development Manager
100 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523


Network Partners:Networking

Chambers of Commerce – Joining a chamber of commerce is one of the best ways to build your professional network and market your business.

El Cerrito Chamber of Commerce
Jeffrey Wright, President
10895 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Contra Costa County
Douglas Lezameta, CEO
1990 N. California Blvd 8th Floor, Suite 24
Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA