Bay Area

Bay Area Council

The Bay Area Council has been at the intersection of business and civic leadership, shaping the future of the Bay Area since 1945. Today, the Bay Area Council is focused on ensuring the Bay Area is the best place to live and work. The Bay Area Council welcomes business leaders committed to working with public and community leaders to keep the Bay Area the most innovative, globally competitive, inclusive and sustainable region in the world.

“The California Stewardship Network is the premier gathering of regional leaders from across California working together on the state’s most pressing issues.”

North Bay Leadership Council

As we enter this great time of uncertainty because of the pandemic and resulting economic recession, one certainty is that this turmoil has revealed great inequities in our state for many people who were struggling before this turmoil. We have a unique opportunity to use this pandemic as a way to reset our economy so that it works for more equitably and allows for people to thrive, not survive. It will take a collective response to take us to the next normal and NBLC looks forward to working with the other regions to create a stronger, more inclusive and connected statewide economic ecosystem.

“As we enter this great time of uncertainty because of the pandemic and resulting economic recession, one certainty is that this turmoil has revealed great inequities in our state for many people who were struggling before this turmoil. We have a unique opportunity to use this pandemic as a way to reset our economy so that it works for more equitably and allows for people to thrive, not survive. It will take a collective response to take us to the next normal and NBLC looks forward to working with the other regions to create a stronger, more inclusive and connected statewide economic ecosystem.” -Cynthia L. Murray, President & CEO

Sonoma County Economic Development Board

The Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB) provides services that encourage the startup, retention and expansion of Sonoma County businesses; the creation of new jobs and employment opportunities; diversification of economic activity; and strengthening of the County’s tax base. Through its Business Assistance Team, the EDB provides direct, one-on-one services to help local businesses to start up, succeed, and grow. The EDB also develops and disseminates factual data regarding significant economic activities, trends and projections for Sonoma County.

“CSN members have a real sense of stewardship and the desire to improve at the state level.”