Office of Economic Development
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Locate in Berkeley - Commercial Space Available - Want to locate in Berkeley?  Use our on-line tool to find vacancies throughout Berkeley for your business.  Search on Use (retail, office, industrial), Neighborhood, Square Footage or other key criteria. See property photos, descriptions and connect to brokers or owners.  [more...]

Why Locate in Berkeley? - We make it easy to find find space for your business with our commercial listing service. [more...]

Programs and Services - This page provides a brief listing of the programs and services offered by the Office of Economic Development. [more...]

Enterprise Zone Business Incentive - The State of California has designated all of West Berkeley from San Pablo Avenue to the I80 Freeway as part of the State Enterprise Zone Program.  Inclusion in the Enterprise Zone means that over 1,100 West Berkeley businesses, from large manufacturing companies to small neighborhood restaurants, will be eligible to claim State tax credits that can greatly reduce their state tax obligation.  Businesses located in the Enterprise Zone are automatically eligible:  no certification is necessary.  The two main benefits are:  [more...]

Berkeley Commercial Business District Associations - This is a list of our merchant associations across the City.  [more...]

Business Finance - The City of Berkeley can assist you in obtaining financing for business expansion and other business needs. Chefs at work


Starting a Business in Berkeley  - We prepared Starting a Business in Berkeley, A Resource Guide to help clarify the start-up process for businesses in Berkeley.   [more...]

Berkeley Business Incubators - Our city has been the starting place for a number of nationally known businesses.  Some have gotten their start in any one of our many business incubators.  These ventures play a vital role in connecting the cutting edge research of UC Berkeley and the Berkeley Lab to business know-how for broad commercialization. [more...]

Small Business Seminars - The City of Berkeley Public Library offers assistance to Small Business throughout the year.  Monthly, in collaboration with the the Alameda County Small Business Development Center interactive small business seminars are offered. Classes cover management basics for new business ventures and specialized subject  matter for experience entrepreneurs. [more...]

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