Economic & Workforce Development


We help ensure that Durham has a strong and diverse economy by:

  • Helping to increase Durham’s commercial tax base
  • Preparing our workforce to meet the demands of current and emerging industries
  • Promoting long-term economic growth through the revitalization of downtown, urban and targeted suburban areas
  • Providing technical and targeted financial assistance for business


The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) innovatively drives economic prosperity in Durham.


Please call 919-560-4965, Mon – Fri, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., to reach an OEWD team member for assistance.

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