Shared Economic Prosperity

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.
Click here to learn more about the Office of Economic and Workforce Development
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