Alameda County, California is a hub of economic activity, boasting a diverse range of industries.
Agriculturehas been a major part of the county's history and continues to be a major contributor to the state's $30 billion agriculture industry. Companies are drawn to Hayward for its business-friendly environment, while Fremont, Newark and Union City in southern Alameda County are particularly attractive for their innovative and rapidly growing companies in sectors such as biomedicine, clean technology, creative design and advanced manufacturing. Despite economic uncertainty, the evolution, innovation and investment in advanced industries that have driven recent growth in southern Alameda County show no signs of slowing down.
In addition to agriculture, Alameda County also produces a variety of other products such as field crops and vegetables, cut flowers, apiary products, and fruit and nut crops. Businesses have access to support services through the City of Hayward, the Alameda County Workforce Investment Board and the Alameda County Small Business Development Center. These resources provide entrepreneurs with the tools they need to succeed in their respective industries.