Economic Development Division 

Economic Development attracts new businesses to the city and assists in business success.

Our professional, easy-to-work-with staff offers concierge service for local businesses and companies looking to locate to Stockton.  

Key services include:

ERC BrochureEconomic Review Committee

The Economic Review Committee (ERC) is a voluntary, free service available to project developers and business owners throughout Stockton. 

Meet with Permit Department representatives for project requirements and feedback on preliminary site plans before applying for a building permit.


Interested in scheduling an ERC meeting?  

Please contact the Economic Development Department.


Top Reasons to Do Business in Stockton:

  1. Central Location – Take advantage of Stockton's strategic location... in the heart of California's Central Valley and close to the San Francisco Bay Area. 
  2. Unmatched Transportation System – Experience Stockton's quick, cost-effective distribution to major West Coast, Pacific Rim, and global markets with an extensive transportation network – two major freeways (Interstate 5 and Highway 99), major network of railways, an incredible inland seaport, and an accessible airport. 
  3. Quality of Life – Enjoy Stockton's unique blend of lifestyle opportunities, affordable and quality housing, abundant recreation, cultural events, and exceptional educational facilities.
  4. Qualified, Productive Work Force – Work with Stockton's diverse community of a large skilled and semi-skilled workforce with an affordable wage structure.
  5. Available and Affordable Land – Explore competitive building prices throughout Stockton and revitalized Brownfield sites, in and near downtown. To locate available property within Stockton, visit Advantage Stockton.
  6. One-Stop Permit Center – Use Stockton's Permit Center to streamline the development process with all your permit needs in one building. Building and Planning Divisions, Public Works, and Municipal Utilities Departments have representatives at the Permit Center, ready to assist.


Economic Development Newsletters

Explore our monthly and quarterly newsletters, highlighting business successes in Stockton. 


2017 Monthly Newsletters

2016 Monthly Newsletters

2017 Quarterly Newsletter

2016 Quarterly Newsletter


Signup for the Economic Development Department's e-Newsletter


External Links

Bob Hope Theatre

Clean Energy Business Financing

Downtown Stockton Alliance

Downtown Stockton Entrepreneur Lab

San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

San Joaquin Delta College -Small Business Development Center

Small Business Development Center - Business Resource Tools

Sports:  Stockton Ports Baseball Team and Stockton Thunder Hockey Team

Stockton Arena

Stockton Visitor's Bureau

Waterway:  San Joaquin / Sacramento Delta 

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 4/5/2017