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 Oakland residents, and enhances the City’s sense of place and quality of life.
May 11, 2018, 7:00:00 AM
The Moms, Grads and Dads promotion has been launched to encourage Oaklanders to shop at Oakland stores for unique gifts for Mother’s Day, graduates and Father’s Day. The promotion brings together a new online small business directory of Oakland retailers by Main Street Launch with Oakland Grown’s concierge service and motivates participation with a shopping selfie contest featuring a grand prize of airfare to Oakland, hotel, meals and more provided by the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Visit Oakland.
Apr 26, 2018, 7:00:00 AM
To nurture small businesses while celebrating the vital role they play in our local economy, Oakland entrepreneurs and business owners are invited to attend more than 75 free workshops, seminars and events during Oakland Small Business Week, April 29 to May 5.
Apr 17, 2018, 7:00:00 AM
Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday from May to October showcasing the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches and high-rises.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Report | Monday, Jun 04 2018
Quarterly economic reporting on Oakland's employment, housing, real estate, development pipeline, building permits and...
Agendas and Minutes | Thursday, May 31 2018
Welcome/Call to Order
Approval of Minutes: May 7, 2018 meeting
Action Item: Pro...
Policy | Friday, May 25 2018
Belonging in Oakland: A Cultural Development Plan. Spring 2018.
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