The Contra Costa Economic Partnership engages business and civic leaders to make the region a better place to live and work.

 

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LAND USE

We support smart land use decisions that help businesses and residents thrive. Areas of focus include the Concord Naval Weapons Station and the Northern Waterfront.

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WORKFORCE

We are committed to better aligning education and training with the workforce needs of the future so that local businesses continue to thrive on local talent.

INFRASTRUCTURE

We pursue visionary investments in transportation, broadband, and energy infrastructure. Because without it, the region's economy and quality of life is destined for gridlock.

Business and Civic Leaders

 
 

Business and civic leaders who care about the future of Contra Costa County.

Kristin Connelly

CCEP Executive Director

Alex Mehran

CCEP Board Chair, CEO of the Sunset Development Company


Valerie Barone

City Manager, City of Concord

Steve Duran

City Manager, City of Antioch


Jim Foley

Lead Regional President, Wells Fargo

David Gold

Partner, Morrison & Foerster


Doug Lutz

Director of Bank Operations, Mechanics Bank

Joe Lorenz

Policy, Government & Public Affairs, Chevron


Fran Robustelli

Interim City Manager, City of Walnut Creek

Dana Parry

President, Reynolds & Brown


David Twa

County Administrator, Contra Costa County

Joe Gorton

Interim City Manager, City of San Ramon


Ashley Georgian

Director of Government Affairs, John Muir Health

Donna Van WERT

Interim Director, Contra Costa Workforce Development Board


CCEP STAFF

Laura Case

Office and Events Manager

Josh  HUBER

Director of Research and Projects

 

MARK ORCUTT

Communications and Outreach Manager

Stepping up for a strong economy and world class quality of life.

 
 
Supporting efforts to make smart use of the Concord Naval Weapons Station now and in the future.

Supporting efforts to make smart use of the Concord Naval Weapons Station now and in the future.

Helping to better understand how the region can best utilize the 55-mile stretch of shoreline extending from Hercules to Oakley as a partner in Contra Costa County's Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative.

Helping to better understand how the region can best utilize the 55-mile stretch of shoreline extending from Hercules to Oakley as a partner in Contra Costa County's Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative.

Working alongside other regional partners to illuminate the benefits of a cutting edge research and educational institution in Contra Costa County serving all of Northern California.

Working alongside other regional partners to illuminate the benefits of a cutting edge research and educational institution in Contra Costa County serving all of Northern California.

Working to meet the region's needs for reliable water through a healthy delta ecosystem, storage solutions, and expansion of water recycling technologies.

Working to meet the region's needs for reliable water through a healthy delta ecosystem, storage solutions, and expansion of water recycling technologies.

Helping to bringing self-driving shuttles to Bishop Ranch in San Ramon to keep our region at the cutting edge of transportation innovation.

Helping to bringing self-driving shuttles to Bishop Ranch in San Ramon to keep our region at the cutting edge of transportation innovation.

Organizing the East Bay Broadband Consortium (EBBC) with other regional economic development organizations with a focus on improving broadband access to everyone in the region.

Organizing the East Bay Broadband Consortium (EBBC) with other regional economic development organizations with a focus on improving broadband access to everyone in the region.

Focused on making commutes shorter and goods movement more efficient throughout the entire region. 

Focused on making commutes shorter and goods movement more efficient throughout the entire region. 

We are leading a Workforce Initiative that includes a science fair, STEM summer camps, supports sector specific efforts with communications and policy expertise, and are launching a central hub for work-based learning opportunities called 'Earn and Learn East Bay'.

We are leading a Workforce Initiative that includes a science fair, STEM summer camps, supports sector specific efforts with communications and policy expertise, and are launching a central hub for work-based learning opportunities called 'Earn and Learn East Bay'.

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