Develop intentional strategies, programs, and projects that more effectively facilitate residents' access to the local and regional economy.
Positioned in the Strategic Plan Goal 1: Shared Economic Prosperity - The City of Durham's Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) has developed a Work Plan of key activities geared toward ensuring businesses, especially minority- women-owned businesses are active participants in the economic prosperity of Durham's business ecosystem.
What Does Success Look Like?
OEWD augments technical assistance and advising opportunities.
OEWD enhances communications and outreach.
OEWD administers recovery fund and other capital access needs.
OEWD promotes equity through inclusive procurement.
OEWD invests in place-based economic development opportunities.