Economic Development Division 

Economic Development attracts new businesses to the city and offers professional, convenient concierge service for businesses and companies looking to locate to Stockton.  

Key services include:

ERC BrochureEconomic Review Committee

The Economic Review Committee (ERC) is a free, voluntary service for project developers and business owners throughout Stockton. Before you apply for a building permit, meet with Permit Department representatives for project requirements and feedback on preliminary site plans.


Interested in scheduling an ERC meeting?  

Please contact the Economic Development Department.


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 – Experience Stockton's fast, cost-effective distribution to major West Coast, Pacific Rim, and global markets with an extensive transportation network. Take advantage of two major freeways (Interstate 5 and Highway 99), major railway networks, an incredible inland seaport, and an accessible airport. 
  3. Quality of Life – Enjoy Stockton's unique blend of lifestyle opportunities, affordable and quality housing, abundant recreation, cultural events, and exceptional educational facilities.
  4. Qualified, Productive Work Force – Work with Stockton's diverse community of skilled and semi-skilled workforce with an affordable wage structure.
  5. Available and Affordable Land – Explore competitive building prices throughout 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. Representatives from Building and Planning Divisions, Public Works, and Municipal Utilities Departments all in one building, ready to assist.


Economic Development Newsletters

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


2018 Small Business Monthly Updates


2018 Quarterly Newsletter


Sign up for the Economic Development Department's e-Newsletter


External Links

African American Chamber of Commerce of San Joaquin County

Central Valley Asian American Chamber

Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce

San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


Bob Hope Theatre

Brick & Mortar Entrepreneur Center

Downtown Stockton Alliance

Energy Efficiency Programs

San Joaquin Delta College - Small Business Development Center

Sports:  Stockton Kings (basketball), Stockton Heat (hockey), Stockton Ports (baseball)

Stockton Arena

Stockton Visitor's Bureau

Waterway:  San Joaquin / Sacramento Delta 

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 12/3/2018