Economic & Workforce Development

The Economic & Workforce Development Department works to bring about a vibrant, innovative, globally competitive economy in Oakland. Our mission is to increase investment in Oakland in a way that contributes to the growth of the City’s economy, fosters fiscal sustainability, expands job opportunities for all residents, and enhances the City’s sense of place and quality of life.

City staff are here to assist business owners and entrepreneurs -- book your free 30-minute appointment at any of 6 Neighborhood Business Assistance locations through June 2022.

Read about the resilience of local businesses during the pandemic, equitable growth strategies to bring opportunity to all Oaklanders and the tremendous investment that continues to flow into our community in the Think Oakland First insert.


Nov 15, 2021

Cultural Strategists Sought for City Government Projects

The Oakland Fund for Public Innovation, in partnership with the City of Oakland, invites qualified Oakland cultural practitioners to respond to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a new round of the Cultural Strategists-in-Government Program.

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Oakland, CA 94612

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