Alameda joins green business partnership
We’re becoming part of the East Bay Green Corridor Partnership, which is working together to try to bring and support green businesses here in the East Bay (and to pull in money that the cities likely couldn’t get on their own to do it).
The partnership was founded in December 2007 by the cities of Oakland, Richmond, Emeryville and Berkeley and the University at California, Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This past month, seven additional cities and other entities were added, including Alameda.
So far, the group has pulled in $76 million, much of it for the lab to study underground contaminant cleanup and also for the school and lab to work on how to better capture carbon and store it underground, according to this bit in the San Francisco Business Times.
In discussing the reasons for selecting the cities that were invited to join the partnership this go-round, Michael Kaplan, Berkeley’s economic development manager, told The Daily Californian that Alameda has “a lot of industrial land to accommodate green tech companies.”