Doing Business in Oakland

Learn why Oakland is an ideal location for your business!

The City of Oakland welcomes your business and we want to help you flourish—whether your business is large, small or anywhere in between.

A great place to begin is the City’s Business Assistance Center. Think of it as your one-stop shop for all types of business information. Our knowledgeable staff is here to assist you in every step, whether you’re starting or expanding a business or need help in today’s challenging economic times. Click here to begin your visit. 

Below are additional links to help entrepreneurs and business owners start and grow a business in Oakland.


City of Oakland Links

Oakland Economy Now Newsletters

Oakland backs Business Resource Guide

Starting a Business in Oakland

Services to Grow & Expand your Business

Contracting with the City (iSupplier)

Street Parking, Parking Meters and most Parking Matters

Real Estate for Lease & Sale

Green Building

Zoning & Planning Regulations

Business Incentives

Loans & Grant Opportunities

Hiring Tax Credits/Enterprise Zone Information

Employee Recruitment & Training

Oakland Taxi Driver Permit  Application

Oakland Demographics/Business Profile

Public Safety and Business Security

Report Graffiti/Blight

Greening your Business/Sustainable Practices

How to Pay Your Business Tax

Rent KTOP Studios

Filming in Oakland

Broadway Shuttle


Related Links

Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Oakland Partnership

Oakland Merchants Leadership Forum

Oakland Business Development Corporation

Port of Oakland

East Bay Green Corridor

Bay Area Green Business Program

Green Jobs Corps

Oakland Grown

Visit Oakland