UPDATE: In January 2012, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) selected Richmond as the new home for their second campus.
The City of Richmond is one of the finalists to host the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Second Campus at the UC Berkeley Richmond Field Station site. This is an unparalleled opportunity to bring green jobs, economic development, and countless other benefits to the Richmond community.
As part of the
selection process, the City hosted a welcoming reception and town
hall meeting on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the
Richmond Auditorium (video above).
The City of Richmond's Proposal to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – Best Reasons to Bring Your Business to Richmond, California.
On February 1, 2011, the Richmond City Council voted 7-0 to allow the City Manager to submit a proposal to the University of California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Request for Qualifications for a second campus. More than 20 representatives of key Richmond stakeholders spoke in support of the City's proposal as a promising economic catalyst for Richmond, including representatives from various green technology companies, Contra Costa Building Trades, Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Council of Industries, and Richmond Progressive Alliance.