Research Institution Partnerships UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley's annual payroll is more than $800 million, and 96% of it goes to employees who live (and spend) in the Bay Area.
UC Berkeley employs 24,000 people, more than any other employer in the East Bay -- and more than the next nine largest employers in Berkeley combined.
Campus visitors channel more than $30 million into the local economy and generate millions in sales and hotel taxes.
Every dollar UC Berkeley spends locally generates an additional 50 cents in local spending -- nearly $500 million annually -- and more than 9,000 additional jobs for Bay Area residents. UC Berkeley research spawns new products, technologies, and even entirely new industries in 2005-06, the campus reported 128 inventions, bringing its all-time total to 1,791. Start-ups launched by campus brainpower create jobs and generate tax revenue for the Bay Area.
Each year, UC Berkeley graduates top-notch students, building a local workforce that attracts companies and R&D centers to the region.
As Berkeley graduates continually refresh the Bay Area's supply of talented workers and business innovators, they make the region thrive. Alumni have founded 250 companies, from high tech to biotech to gourmet foods.
A longtime leader in influencing green energy policies, practices, and research, UC Berkeley earned a 2006 "Flex Your Power" award, California's top energy-efficiency honor. It was the first college campus to receive organic certification for its dining program, and the campus is on track to beat the state deadline for lower greenhouse gas emissions by six years.