Economic Development Forum
The Chamber's Economic Development Committee hears and discusses issues related to Oakland’s economy monthly at the Economic Development Forum. Typically the Committee meets on the second Wednesday of the month in the Chamber Board Room at 3pm. The Forum is open to all Chamber members and interested guests. At least one day prior to the Economic Development Forum, please send a request for a guest pass via email.
The Forum typically hears informational presentations or hosts panel discussions on hot topics such as the redesign of the Lake Merritt BART station area, local zoning and other regulatory changes such as the Reauthorization of Measure B. City planning, building, and economic development officials are frequently invited to meet with the group making it is a unique opportunity to better understand city and county economic development efforts and to engage productively with civic leaders on a range of economic issues.
In 2012, the Economic Development Forum explored the motto: Oakland is a great place to LIVE, WORK, and PLAY. View the 2012 program line up HERE.
In 2013, the Economic Development Forum will look at building, planning, and development projects in Oakland and beyond.
January 9 Contracting with BART + A look Ahead for Oakland Development with John Loh | with The Office of Civil Rights, BART and the Loh Development Group.
February 6 Special Half Day Program | The annual Chamber Economic Development event entitled: "Building A Strong Economy: A Vision for 2020." CLICK HERE for more details.
March 13 Oakland International Airport (OAK) Capital Development Opportunities | with Joan Zatopek, Senior Aviation Project Manager, Port of Oakland.
April 10 Alameda Point Redevelopment, Progress at the former Alameda Naval Base | with John Russo, City Manager, City of Alameda.
May 8 BART's 'State of Good Repair' and Infrastructure Projects for 2013 and Beyond | with Robert Raburn, Director District 4, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)
June 12 New Perspectives from Oakland’s Planning, Building, Workforce, and Economic Development Departments | with Rachel Flynn, AIA, Director, Department of Planning + Building, and Kelley Kahn, Director of Economic and Workforce Development, City of Oakland
July 10 Designing and Building Gateway Park at the foot of the new Bay Bridge | with Mike Anderson, Assistant General Manager, East Bay Regional Park District and Sarah Kuehl, Principal, EinwillerKuehl
No August Forum Scheduled (Vacation)
September 11 The Shops at Broadway: An In-Depth Look at the coming development on Broadway at 51st and Pleasant Valley | with Dave Zylstra and Jon Anderson, Property Development Centers.
October 9 Oakland Makers and the Creative Economy | A panel discussion with TBA
November 13 Brooklyn Basin Project Update | with Mike Ghielmetti, Signature Properties
December 11 Oakland Army Base Update | with Phil Tagami, CCIG
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