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Council of Business & Industry Mission Statement

The West Contra Costa County Council of Business & Industries is the regional advocate and member resource for business and industry that strengthens the local economy and improves the quality of life by working collaboratively with all stakeholders.

This mission is accomplished by:

  • Serving as a forum for members, helping in the exchange of ideas, viewpoints and solutions to challenges.
  • Increasing exposure through education of COI members and community stakeholders on the positive economic impact COI members have on the region
  • Developing partnerships with industry, building trades, public agencies and community groups to enhance the local economy
  • Building relationships and taking a leadership role in working proactively with elected officials on identifying and shaping policies that strengthen the local economy.
  • Taking a leadership role in working proactively on identifying and developing regional policies that strengthen the local economy

New Council of Business and Industries Member

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We would like to welcome the newest member to the Council of Business and Industries – Republic Urban Properties LLC

They will be lead developers on the Brickyard Cove residential project located at the previously-owned PGE site.

The Republic Family of Companies (“Republic”) encompasses several operating companies including Republic Land Development LLC, Republic Properties Corporation, and Republic Urban Properties LLC. They are a privately owned, full-service real estate investment, management and development enterprise. For more than 25 years Republic Urban focused on institutional quality real estate, actively managing partnerships and other fiduciary relationships for successful real estate investments throughout the United States. Republic has developed award-winning real estate projects ranging from land development to historic adaptive reuse to shopping malls. They have developed and invested in real property transactions totaling over 17 million square feet with a value in excess of $4 billion.

Republic has vast experience in the entitlement, development, leasing, financing, construction and management of urban retail, residential, office and parking. Their efforts have been notable for the attention paid to local citizen groups. Republic Urban solicits and pays close attention to stated neighborhood community needs and incorporate reasonable responses to them in our projects. This sensitivity, combined with extensive knowledge of—and respect for—the goals of local government, has enabled Republic to establish an enviable record of entitling even the most complex and challenging projects. In addition, they are proud of their outstanding record of exceeding minority outreach and contracting requirements in every place they do business.

Paid Job Opportunity for youth ages 17-24!

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*Note: while the job description states the deadline to apply is November 6th, we are now accepting applications on a rolling basis and will not close the form until all positions are filled.

The Watershed Project is currently hiring paid interns (ages 17-24) for our Green Collar Corps program. The program’s goal is to support personal and professional growth for local young people, especially those who are underrepresented in the environmental field and who can’t afford to take an unpaid internship opportunity. Please see the job description (Spanish version) or visit our website for more detailed information.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Youth Field Crew Manager, Pinkie Young, at, or at 510-730-1551.

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