The Economic & Workforce Development Department works to bring about a vibrant, innovative, globally competitive economy in Oakland. Our mission is to help businesses and residents prosper by increasing investment in Oakland and creating an environment that promotes the retention, expansion, formation, and attraction of businesses.
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.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Press Release | Thursday, Apr 26 2018
To nurture small businesses while celebrating the vital role they play in our local economy, Oakland entrepreneurs and...
Press Release | Tuesday, Apr 10 2018
Press Release from Economic and Workforce Development
Brochure | Thursday, Mar 29 2018
Waiver Form for the three open houses when the historic Montclair firehouse and adjacent parcel will be available for...
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