Welcome to Hayward

From its San Francisco Bay shoreline to its spectacular ridge-top vistas, the City of Hayward has experienced steady growth and development since its emergence in the mid-1800s. What makes Hayward…

Business and Industry

Businesses of all types and sizes call Hayward home. The city boasts a strategic location in the bustling East Bay with unmatched advantages in access to transportation networks, retail sites,…

Board of Directors and Chamber Staff

BOARD Kenny Altenburg Eden Area YMCA Dan Atkins Berkeley Farms Debbie Chaw California State University, East Bay Michael Cobb St. Rose Hospital Paul Douglas Siemens Industry Jorge Espinosa El Taquito…

Location and Transportation

Called the “Heart of the Bay” in view of its central position in the San Francisco Bay Area, Hayward’s location is among its greatest assets. In addition to the city’s…

History

In 1843, the Mexican government gave soldier and surveyor Guillermo Castro almost 27,000 acres of land. He named it Rancho San Lorenzo and encompassed what is today Hayward and Castro…

Chamber of Commerce

On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to thank you for your continued support of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is growing steadily, and truly…