The Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative

Strengthening 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.


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 30 Bay Area partners include: Alameda, Antioch, Berkeley, Brentwood, Concord, Contra Costa County, Emeryville, Fairfield, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Napa, Newark, Oakland, Oakley, Petaluma, Pittsburg, Pleasanton, Richmond, San Francisco, San Jose, San Leandro, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, South San Francisco, Union City, Vacaville, and Vallejo.


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November 9, 2018: 11:30-1:30 pm

The 2018 Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Summit on November 9th in San Jose brought together more than 300 stakeholders, including officials from 30 Bay Area cities to celebrate the breadth and depth of a growing collaboration to support local manufacturers and accelerate the growth of quality, middle-income jobs to create a stronger, more diverse, and more equitable regional economy.

The third annual Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Summit focused on the hopes, dreams, and diversity of the people who work in the manufacturing sector. The event featured remarks from Mayor of San Jose Sam Liccardo, Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) Panorea Avdis, and California Assemblymember Ash Kalra. A panel discussion with manufacturers and their community partners explored public-private partnerships to train employees and job candidates, accelerate hiring, and strengthen local manufacturing businesses.

We extend a big THANK YOU to all of our sponsors, speakers, and attendees!

Articles about the event can be found in the San Jose Mercury News and the Silicon Valley Business Journal



Founding Corporate Partners


If you would like more information or are interested in participating in the Initiative please contact


415-408-5605 x 6

150 Hooper Street, Unit 200
San Francisco, CA  94107

The Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative is a project of SFMade.