The West Alameda Business Association, referred to as WABA, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and advocating for local businesses in West Alameda.
WABA’s mission is to advance the growth and success of the business and community environment by assisting with economic development, marketing, streetscape improvements, design guidelines and other programs benefiting local businesses.
WABA is an official Main Street organization, a designation of the National Main Street Center, and a division of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Alameda is an island located on the east side of the San Francisco Bay filled with charming historic buildings, hometown character, and a colorful history. It is a great place to establish and grow a business!
West Alameda is in the process of revitalization of its entire district. In 1997, the Alameda Naval Air Station closed, which gave West Alameda the opportunity to focus and reconnect with the unique and eclectic community, along with the opportunity to showcase the vast businesses and historic buildings stretching from the Webster Tube gateway to the anchor of Crab Cove (the site of the historic Neptune Beach).
Today, the west side of Alameda is ripe with diverse businesses: from longtime established businesses to a fresh new crop of retail shops, restaurants, services, and other enterprises. West Alameda is a hub of movement and growth, attracting locals and visitors from around the Bay Area and other parts of California.