The Bay Area Urban Manufacturing InitiativeStrengthening regional connections, growing regional manufacturing
With its position at the epicenter of technology, design, and innovation, the Bay Area has the potential to shape the future of manufacturing. We must work together to ensure that our region seizes this opportunity to retain and create middle-class jobs for a more equitable Bay Area.
Join us. Be part of the resurgent Bay Area manufacturing economy.
BAY AREA URBAN
November 9, 2017: 11:30-1:30 pm
The 2017 Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Summit was the culmination of the year’s work highlighting the strength, diversity, and versatility of manufacturing in the Bay Area. This year the Summit took place in West Oakland and drew more than 400 regional leaders and featured Assemblymember Rob Bonta, Mayor Libby Schaaf of Oakland and speakers from Local Brewing, Impossible Foods, and Hodo Soy.
The Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Summit provides a unique opportunity for you to partner in this growing regional collaboration to advance the number of middle-income jobs and create a more equitable and diverse regional economy.
2017 BAUM Summit Press
The Mercury News: Bay Area Manufacturing Poised for a Bright Future, Experts Say
Industry Week: Urban Manufacturing Grows in the Bay Area
ABOUT THE INITIATIVE
Launched at the 2016 Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Summit, the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative (BAUM) is a three-year project to facilitate the creation of a well-defined and interconnected regional manufacturing ecosystem.
The 26 Bay Area partner cities include: Alameda, Antioch, Berkeley, Concord, Emeryville, Fairfield, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Newark, Oakland, Oakley, Petaluma, Pittsburg, Pleasanton, San Francisco, San Jose, San Leandro, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, South San Francisco, Union City, Vacaville, and Vallejo.
2017 BAUM Summit Sponsors
Production Advocates: JLL
Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Bank of the West
California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC)
Capital One Commercial Banking
CDC Small Business Finance
Goldfarb & Lipman LLP
Hood & Strong
Manex (The Corporation for Manufacturing Excellence)
Maureen Futtner and Associates
McRoskey Mattress Company
Moss Adams LLP
New Resource Bank
Nixon Peabody LLP
Perkins + Will
Pfau Long Architecture
Sensiba San Filippo LLP
The San Francisco Giants
MANUFACTURING TOOLKITS FOR CITIES
Manufacturing is an important part of a vibrant community, bringing innovation, creativity, and stability to cities and creating onramps to work for people from a variety of backgrounds and skills. Through efforts like those described in these two toolkits, cities can enrich the soil of the Bay Area and encourage manufacturing to grow.
These toolkits are how-to-guides. They are meant to give city staff, policy makers, and partner organizations concrete tools and strategies to support manufacturers on two topics. The first toolkit covers Manufacturing Promotion and Engagement and the strategies in it can be used to increase interest and excitement around manufacturing. The second focuses on Industrial Real Estate and the strategies strategies it describes can be used to grow industrial real estate, protect it, and keep places to make affordable.
Promotion Toolkit Links
MANUFACTURING PROMOTION AND ENGAGEMENT TOOLKIT: Strategies to reach out to your manufacturers, workforce, and your community to sustain and grow your city’s manufacturing ecosystem.
- Create a Manufacturing Liaison Position Within City Government
- Streamline Permitting and Regulatory Processes for Manufacturers
- Partner with Manufacturing-Oriented Development and Advocacy Organizations
- Actively Promote the Manufacturing Capacities of Your City
- Utilize Municipal and B2B Purchasing Power to Support Local Manufacturing
- Use City-Sponsored Retail to Connect to the Manufacturing Sector
- Bring the Public into Manufacturing Spaces
- Celebrate Manufacturing Neighborhoods
- Support Shared Manufacturing Workspaces
Real Estate Toolkit Links
INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE TOOLKIT Strategies to preserve industrial space, grow and modernize building stock, and maintain affordability in your city’s industrial real estate.
- Maintain an Inventory of Industrial Lands
- Utilize Zoning to Designate and Protect Industrial Areas
- Enforce Existing Industrial Designations
- Zone for Artisan Manufacturing
- Allow Other Commercial Uses to Cross-Subsidize New Industrial Construction
- Prioritize Infrastructure Improvements
- Incentivize Rehabilitation of Legacy Industrial Spaces
- Designate City- or Other Publicly-Owned Property for Protected and Subsidized Manufacturing Space
- Engage with Non-Profit Industrial Development Organizations
DATA AND EDUCATION
The Initiative began with an effort to collect direct data from manufacturers in the four largest cities in the Bay Area: San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, and Fremont. The resultant 2016 Bay Area State of Urban Manufacturing report was the first coordinated regional effort to directly survey urban manufacturers on the topics of workforce, business practices, supply chain connections, real estate challenges, and most importantly, to uncover the opportunities for Bay Area cities to collaborate.
In the second year of the Initiative additional educational materials were created, particularly on the coming legalization of cannabis for adult use. The Initiative partnered with the Urban Manufacturing Alliance to create a webinar titled How to Balance Cannabis Production Within Your Industrial Community. The webinar featured Tyler Bump, a Senior Economic Planner for the City of Portland, and Jill Jennings Golich, Deputy Director of Community Planning and Development at the City and County of Denver and David Mendoza, a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Policy and Innovation at the Seattle Mayor’s Office.