Economic Development Division 

The Economic Development supports investment in Stockton and the Stockton business community. Visit the Economic Development website Advantage Stockton for additional programs, community information, and site selection.

Advantage Stockton


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.

Economic Development Strategic Action Plan


Stockton Community Profile

The Stockton Community Profile can help you become acquainted with one of California’s great Central Valley cities – Stockton, California. Whether you are looking to open a new business, relocate to California, or enter the West Coast and global market, Stockton has something for you.

Stockton Community Profile


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Stockton Business Resource Guide

Thinking about starting a business in Stockton? Use this ten-step brochure guide to starting a business in the City of Stockton.



Business Programs & Financial Assistance

Entrepreneurs and businesses can find out about business resources and financial assistance on our financial assistance page.


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Economic Review Committee (ERC):

Development and Site Plan Review Program

The Economic Review Committee (ERC) is a free, voluntary service for project developers and business owners in Stockton. Consider a meeting before you apply for a building permit or check project requirements and get feedback on preliminary site plans.

Interested in scheduling a meeting?  

Please submit an ERC request form.


Opportunity Zones

Visit the Stockton Opportunity Zones Portal through Advantage Stockton for an interactive map of the 19 designated Opportunity Zones in Stockton and detailed demographic information for each one. 


To learn more about Opportunity Zones, the tax incentives, and the Stockton community, read our Stockton Opportunity Zones Prospectus.


Food and Agriculture

Learn about Stockton's food and agriculture plans and programs

Food and Agriculture


Economic Development Newsletters

2023 Insights Newsletter


2022 Insights Newsletter


Sign up for the Economic Development Department's e-newsletter.


External Links

Stockton Community Profile 


Chambers of Commerce

African American Chamber of Commerce of San Joaquin County

Central Valley Asian American Chamber

Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce

San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce



Stockton Arena

Stockton Kings - Basketball

Stockton Ports - Baseball

Stockton Rush - Indoor Soccer

Stockton Visitor's Bureau



San Joaquin / Sacramento Delta 

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 8/31/2023