Economic Development Department

The Economic Development Department strives to:

  • develop jobs by attracting new businesses to Stockton, 
  • maintain a healthy business environment for existing businesses, 
  • assist small business start-ups, and 
  • provide housing for low-income residents.  

The Economic Development Department is comprised of four divisions:

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFA): 2023 Stockton Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building Grant

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Grant

The City of Stockton is  solicitating proposals from community-based organizations for services to expand and grow Stockton's entrepreneurial ecosystem. The City has allocated up to $508,000 in funding for the 2023 Stockton Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building Grant program to grow, promote, and celebrate Stockton's unique and entrepreneurial spirit by expanding the reach of business services organizations.


Please review the NOFA for complete program details and eligibility. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2023. 


Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFA): Youth Services Grant- CLOSED

This program is now closed. The deadline to apply for the Youth Services Grant for applications is Thursday, August 17, 2023, at 12:00 p.m.


Draft 2022-2023 CAPER 15-Day Public Review and Comment Period

The draft Caper for the 2022-2023 Fiscal Year is now available for a 15-day public review and comment period through September 26, 2023. The final CAPER will be submitted to HUD on September 28, 2022.


2023- 2024 Draft Annual Action Plan

The draft Annual Action Plan identifies specific projects that will be funded during the year to help accomplish the goals of the 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan. The Annual Action Plan includes recommended allocations of t funds for three HUD programs: Community development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).


2020-2025 Consolidated Plan / Action Plans

If you prefer to view the Consolidated Plan in person, please contact the City Clerk's Office for an appointment.


Economic Development Strategic Action Plan

Read the 2022 Economic Development Strategic Action Plan to learn more about the division's priorities and how it supports the City's vision to make Stockton the best city in America to live, raise a family, and grow a business.


Advantage Stockton

Built using state-of-the-art Geographic Information System (GIS) software, Advantage Stockton offers free access to in-depth information that previously required costly, time-consuming research.  

Advantage Stockton instantly provides valuable information for site selectors, real estate developers, and businesses pursuing new opportunities in Stockton.

Advantage Stockton provides information about specific properties such as:

  • location (street map and aerial views),
  • size,
  • zoning,
  • cost, and more.

Additionally, discover information about the surrounding area including

  • demographics,
  • traffic counts, and
  • business reports.

Visit the Advantage Stockton site.


Stockton Neighborly Portal

Individuals and organizations can apply for various business assistance programs, grant opportunities, and housing programs using the Stockton Neighborly Portal. Contractors can also use the Stockton Neighborly Portal to register to be a preferred vendor for housing and commercial facade programs.


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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 9/12/2023

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