Economic Development

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The Economic Development Department is dedicated to supporting a sustainable local economy and increasing the quality of life in Stockton. The department is committed to supporting the creation of new jobs, attracting investment, increasing revenue, and maintaining City-owned property.

The Economic Development Department's core services include the following:

Economic Development - Supports existing businesses and attracts new development and investment.
Housing - Provides assistance to low- and moderate-income homeowners, affordable housing developers, and local public service agencies.
Real Property - Oversees City-owned property and the brownfields program.
Parking and Events - Manages the downtown parking district, public boat launches, downtown marina, and event venues.

Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs)

The Economic Development Department periodically releases a series of limited-time funding opportunities throughout the year. The current open funding opportunities are listed below.

2024-25 Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant 

For more information regarding the 2024-25 Community Development Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant Notice of Funding Availability, visit the Housing Division page by clicking the button below.

2024-25 CDBG and ESG NOFA

Broken Windows Grant Program

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Stockton Broken Window Grant Program announced a one-time funding allocation of $250,000 to ease the cost of replacing broken exterior windows of small business storefronts.

Eligible Stockton businesses may receive a one-time grant to alleviate the financial burden of replacing broken windows. The maximum grant amount is $800 per window, up to $2,000 per business location.

CDBG Property Acquisition

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to announce the availability of approximately $1,500,000 in funding from the annual Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the purpose of property acquisition that will lead to the development of affordable housing. Eligibility and requirements include:
  • Nonprofit Housing Developers
  • Real property voluntary acquisition
  • Properties must be within the city limits of Stockton, CA.

Please review the NOFA for complete program details and eligibility.

Advantage Stockton

Looking for community data? Labor force and business data? Or maybe you're looking for available land or commercial sites. Visit our economic development and site selection portal Advantage Stockton to learn more about our community and the Stockton Advantage.

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Economic Development Strategic Action Plan  
The Economic Development Strategic Action Plan (EDSAP) guides the Economic Development Department's efforts. The plan focuses on seven key investment areas (listed below) to activate Stockton's core assets and accelerate economic success. 

Review the full plan to learn more: 2022 Economic Development Strategic Action Plan

Investment Areas

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Strengthen Local Business Climate Develop Local Workforce Capacity Create Innovation Hub Promote Brand Unify Community Invest in Key Assets Transform Downtown

Contact Us
Contact Information

Economic Development - General Information

Housing, Economic Development, and Asset Management

400 E. Main Street, 4th Floor
Stockton, CA 95202
Phone: (209) 937-8539
Fax: (209) 937-5099

Parking Authority and Events

425 N. El Dorado St.
Stockton, CA 95202
Phone: (209) 937-8119

Hours of Operation
  • Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Closed every other Friday
  • Public counter and phone hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Closed every other Friday
See the City of Stockton Calendar 2024
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Last Update : 12/19/2023, 4:05:18 PM