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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


If your business will be training employees or new hires, the City of Richmond has funding to support your training program. Funding needs to be requested by JUNE 30TH! Please contact:
Tamara Walker, Deputy Director of Community Services
Employment and Training I City of Richmond
330 25th Street, Richmond, CA 94804
510-307-8006 Office
510-307-8072 Fax

Summer Youth Employment Program 2023

The City of Richmond YouthWORKS Program is now recruiting employer worksites for the 2023 YouthWORKS Summer Employment Program.

YouthWORKS employment program that helps teens and young adults develop skills and experience needed to obtain meaningful work experiences.

Businesses within the Richmond and East Bay area can serve as a host worksite for Richmond youth ages 16 – 24 for up to 500 hours.

Youth receive comprehensive career training and paid work experience at NO COST to the employers!

Contact Bouakhay Phongboupha


Complete online application at:


Download flyer PDF

COI Bay Tour Network Event

Reserve the date in your diary – this will be held on Friday, October 6th. We will add more details here when they are available!