Economic Development

Supporting Growth & Development
The City of Emeryville supports business growth, development, entrepreneurship and innovation. Emeryville is home to both small and large businesses and prides itself on supporting a business-friendly culture. From retail stores to technology firms, businesses in Emeryville benefit from a small and personal city government, an active and engaged residential community, and a thriving local business community. The Department’s Economic Development Program facilitates private development through developing partnerships with the private sector and providing financial resources for needed public improvements and brownfield remediation. Department staff are available to work with business to facilitate site selection, business development, and business expansion.

Economic Development Strategy & Implementation Plan
The Economic Development Strategy and Implementation Plan serves as a blueprint to guide the city’s Economic Development Programs. The workplan focuses on initiatives in each of the following areas:
  • Build/expand strategic partnerships
  • Fiscal development
  • Improve process of operating/locating a business in Emeryville
  • Improving access
  • Support bioscience industries
  • Support / explore innovations to serve the business community
  • Support infill development
  • Support small, local-serving business development
  • Sustainability
Find available commercial space in Emeryville.

Business Resources
Find resources for starting and operating a business in the Business Resources Guide.

Contaminated Property
Obtain financing for cleaning up contaminated property.

Transit Center

Learn about the Transit Center, an inter-modal, public / private project located just north of the Amtrak Station.