California State University at Hayward and the University of California at Berkeley are both in close proximity to Alameda. They provide higher education to residents and a top-notch work force to employers.
The city's success in attracting high-tech companies is evidenced by the concentration of software, programming, networking, peripheral manufacturing, alternative transportation, biotech and related service companies. Over 200 high-tech businesses are located throughout the city in the Harbor Bay and Marina Village business parks, and the Lincoln Alameda Center. The former Naval Air Station -- now Alameda Point -- is undergoing conversion to private and commercial uses.
Among its labor force of 38,240, approximately 37,000 Alamedans are currently employed. The unemployment rate, city-wide, is a low 3.1%.
Transportation Alameda is served by AC Transit, BART shuttle service, and two ferry systems. The Oakland International Airport is immediately adjacent to Alameda. The community is accessible from Highway 880 via four bridges and from the Oakland/Jack London Square area by tunnels running