The July EBTLP Update


We are becoming a true public-private partnership

East Bay Transportation & Logistics Partnership is becoming a true public-private partnership, with shared investment, governance, and action.

The Partnership will be an official task force of East Bay Leadership Council and Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, two East Bay business leagues dedicated to advocacy for business.

This change will allow the Partnership to act on its mission: to promote policies and investments to develop the East Bay as a globally-competitive distribution hub.

Dreisbach Enterprises and Surplus Service have become founding business investors. Oakland Workforce Development Board has become a founding grant investor.

We are very excited by this change, by the participation of our partners, and by what we can accomplish through public-private leadership for our region.

For more information, investment opportunities, or to request a copy of the Partnership business plan, please contact DSN and Director CITD PJ Shelton @Petural Shelton.

Accomplishments this quarter

Talent Team

• Launched the pilot East Bay Logistics Workforce Incubator
• With Matson Logistics, Michael’s Transportation Service, Dreisbach Enterprises, and Surplus Service
• Summer warehousing & logistics technician training at College of Alameda and company tours, challenges/hacks, and cyclical or traditional internships for students age 18-24 in alternative high schools

Current Team Members: Benjamin Moore, Dean Foods, Kohana Coffee, Matson Logistics, Michael’s Transportation Service, Port of Oakland, RedLine Solutions, and Surplus Service. Supported by: Oakland Workforce Development Board, Community Colleges in Global Trade & Logistics, College of Alameda, Oakland Unified School District, and Pilot City.

Infrastructure Team

•  Completed the business plan for East Bay Transportation & Logistics Partnership to officially promote policies and investments to develop the East Bay as a globally-competitive distribution hub
•  Dreisbach Enterprises and Surplus Service became founding investors

Current Team Members: CyberTran International, Dreisbach Enterprises, GSC Logistics, HelloFresh, Schnitzer Steel, and Surplus Service. Supported by: East Bay Leadership Council, Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Observing: US Maritime Administration.


7/19: LinkedIn / Global Trade and Logistics / NexusEdge Partnership, 10AM – 3PM, LinkedIn, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale. Contact; PJ Shelton, Community Colleges – Global Trade & Logistics

Multiple dates: Port of Oakland Harbor Tours


Do you have prospective employees in mind to train for entry-level warehousing and logistics jobs? Sign them up for East Bay Logistics Workforce Incubator, all-expense-paid training at College of Alameda and subsidized on-the-job training at your workplace. ASAP contact Tamara Walker, Oakland Workforce Board.

Apply for $200M in California Competes tax credits for high-value employers, including small business, by 8/21 >>


East Bay Economic Development Alliance releases 2017-18 East Bay Economic Outlook >>

East Bay Transportation & Logistics Partnership submits comment to the White House for Workforce Week >>

East Bay Transportation & Logistics Partnership submits comment to MTC on Plan Bay Area 2040 >>

Youth Employment Partnership wins federal grant to implement warehousing & distribution career pathway for individuals exiting correctional systems >>


Meal-kit maker Blue Apron goes public >>

Maersk, WPP and FedEx struggle with cyber attack fallout >>

As ships grow larger, margin for error in San Francisco Bay gets smaller >>

Port of Oakland vessel calls to Southeast Asia up 50 percent >>

Feds approve $647 million grant for Caltrain electrification project >>

Trump signs executive order on apprenticeships >>