More Information

In addition to maintaining and growing our historic strength as the Bay Area’s major health, transportation, and logistics hub, Oakland has also gained increasing local and national attention for its arts scene, solar and green energy cluster, food production, and “maker” movement of artisans, industrial fabricators, and manufacturers. The City will continue to support the growth of both our historic
sectors as well as emerging ones, in order to achieve a thriving and equitable economic development program.

Business Development Resources

Oakland’s Business Development staff creatively address business clients’ concerns and issues in a timely fashion and create a business-friendly environment:

  • Connect businesses to locations and new opportunities
  • Communicate with appropriate City staff 
  • Help businesses participate in City incentive programs
  • Reach out to Oakland business-community resources
  • Facilitate discussions with City officials

Contact Us


250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Suite 3315  
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone Numbers

Telephone: (510) 238-3627
Toll Free: (877) 2OAKLAND
Fax: (510) 238-2226
TTY: (510) 238-3254