Economic Development Alliance

What are we doing?

Throughout San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and southern Alameda Counties, there are economic development professionals who share a vision that growth in our key business clusters benefits us all. The Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance (SVEDA) is comprised of cities and counties focused on achieving individual and regional economic development goals while maximizing scarce resources. They are committed to addressing business needs, whether through local government policy and streamlined permitting processes, or linking businesses to local and regional resources that add value to company innovation and growth.

SVEDA prioritizes participation in organizations that advance the interests of its members, primarily the Urban Land Institute and ICSC.

Why are we doing it?

SVEDA's economic development professionals are devoted to finding resources for and providing support to businesses as they struggle through the pandemic, while planning for our region's economic recovery. Many members have established innovative programs to assist those that have closed temporarily and to promote those that are open. To learn more, contact Kara Gross, or visit our map to find local assistance. Our goal is to provide a “one-stop concierge" service for businesses and organizations to connect with economic development professionals in Silicon Valley through our website,

Leadership and members

SVEDA is chaired by Anthony Carnesecca, Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Los Altos. Over twenty-five cities and counties are members of the Silicon Valley EDA, along with participation from neighboring jurisdictions and support organizations - download the current roster here.

What are the latest developments?

  • Holding a Broker Breakfast in June in Sunnyvale
  • Preparing for the 2024 conference in Santa Cruz in November

What are the next steps?

  • Supporting our local governments to provide aid to their businesses

Where do I find out more?

To learn more about the SVEDA, please contact:

Kara Gross
Executive Director

(408) 204-1464

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What is the Silicon Valley EDA?

The Silicon Valley EDA is a regional partnership of economic development professionals who bring together public and private resources to ensure the success of businesses in Silicon Valley.

EDA Member Cities

Click the map to learn about our member cities.


Contact Us!

To contact the Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance, contact Kara Gross, SVEDA Executive Director,

Visit the EDA website is everything you ever wanted to know about the Valley - and it's only one click away! Here you will learn about our major industry clusters and the business resources available to you, as well as links to our cities and counties.