Economic Development Division 

New business to the city? Looking to relocate to Stockton? Ask about our convenient, professional concierge service for one-stop business help.  

Key services include:

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)- 2022 Stockton Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Grant Program - CLOSED

The City is no longer accepting applications for the Stockton Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Grant Program. The deadline to submit an application was June 30, 2022, by 5:00 p.m. The City expects to notify applicants of award status beginning in August 2022.




Starting a Business in Stockton

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


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Economic Review Committee (ERC)

The Economic Review Committee 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 contact the Economic Development Department.




Reasons to Do Business in Stockton

  • 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. 
  • Unmatched Transportation System
    • Experience Stockton's fast, cost-effective distribution to major West Coast, Pacific Rim, and global markets with an extensive transportation network. 
    • Take advantage of two major freeways (Interstate 5 and Highway 99), major railway networks, an incredible inland seaport, and an accessible airport. 
  • Quality of Life
    • Enjoy Stockton's unique blend of lifestyle opportunities, affordable and quality housing, abundant recreation, cultural events, and exceptional educational facilities.
  • Qualified, Productive Work Force
    • Work with Stockton's diverse community of skilled and semi-skilled workforce with an affordable wage structure.
  • 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.
  • One-Stop Permit Center 


Economic Development Newsletters

2022 Insights Newsletter

2021 Insights Newsletter

2020 Insights Newsletter


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


External Links

Bob Hope Theatre

Downtown Stockton Alliance

Energy Efficiency Programs


Business/ Entrepreneur Technical Assistance

San Joaquin Small Business Development Center

Stockton Impact Corps

Main Street Launch

Stockton Community Kitchen

Oracles of Truth Academy

Centro Community Partners


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 Heat - Hockey

Stockton Ports - Baseball

Stockton Rush - Indoor Soccer

Stockton Visitor's Bureau



San Joaquin / Sacramento Delta 

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 7/7/2022