Who We Are

SAMCEDA (San Mateo County Economic Development Association) is the oldest business organization on the Peninsula, incorporated in 1953 to promote development, and initially known as the San Mateo County Development Association. Original members were real estate and development firms wanting to create the infrastructure that could support business and provide jobs for the local communities on the Peninsula.

Today, the core message that “Business is Good and Business Brings Opportunity,” remains timeless. Beyond that, the rapid pace of change and innovation locally, regionally, nationally, and globally demands that SAMCEDA meet this ever-changing environment with ideas and tools our members need to be one step ahead.

What We Offer

  • Direct communication with top federal, state, regional and local political leaders and other stakeholders.
  • Established relationship with regional partners throughout the Bay Area as a member of the Bay Area Business Coalition. The Coalition formed to advocate on specific public policy issues and is now developing and leading an economic development strategy for the greater Bay Area.
  • Access to valuable information on a timely basis regarding budgetary and fiscal stability with the state, regional and local jurisdictions, policy initiatives on multiple topics including technology, environment, healthcare, land use/zoning and economic development that directly impact how business is done.
  • Up-to-date economic research prepared both internally and externally and drawn from Multiple independent sources in San Mateo County, the greater Bay Area and the State of California.