Economic Development Strategy 2023-2028

The City of Oakland’s Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) works to ensure that all communities in Oakland are healthy, strong, and thriving. Our goal is economic opportunity for all Oaklanders and equitable conditions for intergenerational wealth building. The City is seeking assistance with the completion of an Economic Development Strategy organized around actionable initiatives to achieve shared goals over a five-year time horizon. The community-designed and evidenced-based strategy will center the Oakland businesses, workers and communities most impacted by racism and underinvestment.


Oakland’s 21st-century economy has both global reach and strong local roots. Our communities are our competitive edge in the Bay Area. With 26,000 homes projected over the next decade and population growth of more than 50,000 during the last decade, Oakland is poised to lead as a model for sustainable growth. Our manufacturing legacy has given rise to technology enhanced creative industries developing augmented experiences and regional prominence in advanced industries such as bioscience. Strong local policies have also created gateways for the next chapters of cleantech and cannabis, reversing the disproportionately negative impacts on the security and environment of Oakland’s communities of color. Leveraging these new opportunities into local benefit is the basis of our economic strategy.

Application Information:

  • Deadline for Questions: Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 5PM via email to Shawnee Keck,
  • Submission of Applications Deadline: Friday, January 13, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  • Anticipated Announcement of Selections: February 2023
  • Contract Negotiation/Agreement Execution: February/March 2023
  • Vendor Begins Contract: March 2023
  • Stakeholder Engagement Period: April-October 2023
  • Final Report Due: December 2023

Submit Proposals electronically to iSupplier: Please log on to iSupplier to submit your proposal before the 2:00 P.M. deadline.

Proposals Must Be Received in iSupplier portal by Department of Workplace and Employment Standards (DWES) Staff No Later Than - 2:00 P.M.

iSupplier will not allow late submittals and therefore please allow time to log in, create a response, and upload your Proposal. Email submittals will not be accepted.

Questions regarding online submittal through iSupplier must be directed to to the attention of Marina De La Torre.

For further information and detailed iSupplier registration instructions, please visit the following link

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If you are already registered with iSupplier, send an email with a request for invite to and, reference RFQ # 270058.

Contact Information:

Project Manager: Shawnee Keck at

Contract Admin: Marina De La Torre at or (510) 238-6419

Contract Compliance Officer: Sophany Hang at or (510) 238-3723


On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, the Oakland City Council adopted the Economic Development Strategy.

Click here to read the adopted Strategy.

Click here to view the appendices for the Strategy.

Click here to read the media release on the Strategy.

Learn about progress made implementing the Strategy.

Final Informational Report Evaluating Performance Measure for the Economic Development Strategy 2018-2020 - April 27, 2021

Economic Development Strategy 2018-2020 Year 1 Progress Report - March 5, 2019

Economic Development Strategy 2018-2020 Implementation Report - August 20, 2018

Economic Development Strategy 2018-2020 Implementation Report - April 16, 2018