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Economic Development Division 

The Economic Development Department attracts new businesses to the city and assists in business success.  Our professional, easy-to-work-with staff offers concierge service to the local business community and businesses looking to locate to Stockton.  


Key services include:

Economic Review CommitteeERC Brochure

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

Permitting department representatives meet with developers and business owners to provide feedback on preliminary site plans and provide project requirements prior to 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 – Stockton provides quick and cost-effective distribution to major West Coast, Pacific Rim, and global markets with an extensive transportation network that includes: 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 diverse culture with its unique blend of lifestyle opportunities, affordable and quality housing, abundant recreation, abundant cultural events, and exceptional educational facilities.
  4. Qualified, Productive Work Force – Work with Stockton's rich, diverse community of a large skilled and semi-skilled workforce with an affordable wage structure.
  5. Available and Affordable Land – Explore the competitive building prices in many areas of 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.  The Building and Planning Divisions, Public Works, and Municipal Utilities Departments have representatives available at the Permit Center, ready to assist.


Economic Development Newsletters

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


2015 Monthly Newsletters

2014 Monthly Newsletters


2015 Quarterly Newsletters

2014 Quarterly Newsletters

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Bob Hope Theatre

Clean Energy Business Financing

Downtown Stockton Alliance

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 --- 3/4/2015