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Oakland's Market Profile
Situated at the geographical center of the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland is the largest and most established of the East Bay cities. Located in Alameda County, Oakland encompasses 56 square miles of land, with 19 miles of coastline to the west and magnificent rolling hills to the east.
The city benefits from immediate access to rail, air, sea, freeway, and bus service and is convenient to all major employment and residential centers in the greater Bay Area.
Oakland’s central site at the crossroads of major freeways and transit systems means the city is closer to more of the region’s workforce than most other cities in the Bay Area.
Oakland is also an international gateway, with more than $33 billion of goods passing through the Port of Oakland each year. In addition to the commercial exchange of goods and services, Oakland also is active in cultural exchanges with its Sister Cities around the globe.
Beyond all that, Oakland is simply a great place to live and work, with wonderful weather; dynamic local culture; and an eclectic blend of shops, restaurants, and attractions, and access to world-renowned higher education.
An Ideal Place for Business!
Oakland's Market Profile provides a snapshot of the city's central Bay Area location, local economy, diverse population, and highly-skilled labor force.
- A strong and diverse local economy
- Highly skilled labor force
- A home for major employers
- An exceptional transportation hub
- A wonderful place to live and work
- Affordable taxes and fees