Economic Development Alliance

What are we doing?

Throughout San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and southern Alameda Counties, there are economic development professionals who share a vision that growth in our key business clusters benefits us all. The Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance (EDA) is comprised of cities and counties focused on achieving individual and regional economic development goals while maximizing scarce resources. They are committed to addressing business needs, whether through local government policy and streamlined permitting processes, or linking businesses to local and regional resources that add value to company innovation and growth.

Learn more about what economic development is and how it helps our region succeed by watching our video:

Why are we doing it?

Our goal is to provide a “one-stop concierge" service for businesses and organizations to connect with economic development professionals in Silicon Valley through our website, The site is rich with information and resources, including:

Leadership and members

Silicon Valley EDA is chaired by Edesa Bitbadal, Economic Development Manager for the City of Milpitas. Twenty-five cities and counties are members of the Silicon Valley EDA, along with participation from neighboring jurisdictions and support organizations - download the current roster here.

What are the latest developments?

The marketing team has a strategic plan that emphasizes participation in organizations that advance the strategic interests of the EDA and its members. We partner with two majors players in the commercial real estate community:

The EDA hosts a Broker Breakfast series to brief the commercial real estate community on development activities in our member jurisdictions. Recent events include:

  • Peninsula - Foster City, Menlo Park, Pacifica, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, and South San Francisco - May 4 - San Mateo
  • Silicon Valley East - Fremont, Hayward, Milpitas, Newark, and Union City - December 9 - Fremont
  • West Valley - Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, and Los Gatos - October 30 - Cupertino
  • South Silicon Valley - Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Jose, and Santa Clara County - September 3 - Morgan Hill
  • South Bay - Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale - May 28, 2015 - Microsoft in Mountain View
  • ICSC Alliance Program with Retail Runway on April 23, 2015 in Fremont at Pacific Commons/The Block

What are the next steps?

  • Additional Broker Breakfasts in 2016 - South Bay and South SV are coming soon!
  • Publishing newsletter highlighting regional events and business news - subscribe to our mailing list by filling out the form in the left sidebar
  • Ongoing promotion of our region as a great place to grow a company
  • Offering our members as resources to the business community through the website and other direct exchanges with key business sectors

Where do I find out more?

Contact Kara Gross, Silicon Valley EDA Executive Director, at or (408) 204-1464.

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What is the Silicon Valley EDA?

The Silicon Valley EDA is a regional partnership of economic development professionals who bring together public and private resources to ensure the success of businesses in Silicon Valley.

EDA Member Cities

Click the map to learn about our member cities.


Contact Us!

To contact the Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance, contact Kara Gross, SVEDA Executive Director,

Visit the EDA website is everything you ever wanted to know about the Valley - and it's only one click away! Here you will learn about our major industry clusters and the business resources available to you, as well as link to our cities and counties.