Working to support the nine counties in the Bay Area with policies that accelerate life science success.

In the Bay Area, we advocate for land use and zoning policies that allow for predictable and timely development processes to facilitate future life science projects, using a fact-based approach to determine where labs can locate. We support accessibility and reliability of utilities, reducing business tax burdens where appropriate, and sustainability measures that take lab processes into account and assess currently available infrastructure. We also engage on traditional business issues, such as advocating for more seamless transit infrastructure and the availability of middle-income housing.


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Recent News

Bay Area Companies Facing Potential Tax Increases

Five Bay Area cities are seeking to increase business taxes as they continue to face pandemic-related budget shortfalls.

New Speakers Series with City of SSF: What’s Happening East of 101?

Biocom California is excited to partner with the City of South San Francisco on the launch of a speaker series that aims to bridge the gap between South City residents and the vibrant biotech community east of Highway 101.

‘Keep Innovation in Berkeley’ Presented to Planning Commission

The City of Berkeley Planning Commission heard from the Office of Economic Development on a package of zoning changes that would make it easier for life science companies to operate and grow in Berkeley.



Bay Area Regional Policy Committee

This committee provides a forum for Biocom California members to proactively deliver input on proposed legislative changes at city and county levels of government.

Facilities/EH&S Committee

The joint Facilities/EH&S committee provides a central forum in the Bay Area life science community for professionals working in these fields to share best practices.

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Bay Area Policy Statements

Biocom California’s Bay Area Facilities Activities and Resources

Check out Biocom California’s Bay Area Facilities Smartroom for information about upcoming events, facilities resources, and ways to communicate with your peers. The room also includes the ability to chat and post updates with peers as well as view past event photos and resources for policy matters in the Bay Area.