About the Government and Community Relations Office

The Office of Government and Community Relations (GCR) advances Berkeley Lab’s research, institutional, and good neighbor goals and objectives by engaging and partnering with federal, state and local government officials, community leaders and neighbors, and the K-12 STEM education community. In addition to driving the success of our research and development mission objectives, GCR focuses aggressively on building deeper partnerships with diverse communities and raising the Lab’s visibility and profile among our many stakeholders at the local, state, regional, and national levels.

Our Mission

As one of the world's leading research institutions, Berkeley Lab maintains strong partnerships with federal, state and community leaders to advance support for the public, mission-oriented research needed to solve the nation's biggest scientific challenges.

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A Study of the Economic Impact of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) supports more than 10,000 jobs in the Bay Area and nearly 20,000 jobs across the country, according to a new economic impact study that underscores Berkeley Lab’s role as a major employer in the East Bay in addition to being a powerhouse of innovation. The study also determined that every federal dollar invested in Berkeley Lab, one of the world’s top research institutions, produces nearly three dollars in economic output. >> More

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