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Office of Economic Development
Office of Economic Development

Contact Information 

If you have questions, please contact us via email at oedmailbox@cityofberkeley.info or telephone at (510) 981-7530.  We look forward to hearing from you and we will make every effort to assist you.     

You may also mail inquiries to: 

City of Berkeley
Office of Economic Development
2180 Milvia Street, 5th Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704

For assistance or more information, please contact our staff:    

The mission of the Office of Economic Development is to assist businesses, entrepreneurs, artists and community organizations to access services, feel welcome in Berkeley, and thrive.


David White 
Deputy City Manager

Mr. White advises the City Manager on economic development activities, including business assistance, business finance, employment generation and linkages, commercial project development, neighborhood commercial revitalization, and civic art programs.

Areas of Focus:
• Team Support
• Work Plan Priorities
• City Council Referrals
• Interdepartmental Coordination
• Media Inquiries

Commercial Business Districts:
• Downtown Berkeley


        Eleanor Hollander

Eleanor Hollander
Acting Economic Development Manager

Areas of Focus:
• Small Business Services
• Planning & Real Estate Project Support
• Data & Reporting  

• Civic Center Vision Plan

• Berkeley Business District Network and BID Administration 
• Team Support

Commercial Business Districts:

• Downtown Berkeley
• North Shattuck
• Solano
• Northbrae
• Martin Luther King Jr. Way North



       Liz Redman-Cleveland

Liz Redman Cleveland
Chief Strategist, Sustainable Growth

Areas of Focus:
• Biotech, Tech & Manufacturing sector support
• Business Networks (Berkeley Startup Cluster, Buy Local Berkeley, Women Entrepreneurs of Berkeley, Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Partnerships)
• Broadband Masterplan Development
• Green Business Programs
• Workforce Development 

• Visit Berkeley

Commercial Business Districts:
• Gilman
• Westbrae
• West Berkeley/San Pablo Ave


        Kieron Slaughter (cropped)

Kieron Slaughter
Chief Community Development Officer

Areas of Focus:
• Small Business Services
• Revolving Loan Fund
• Planning & Zoning Policy
• Parklet & Outdoor Commerce
• Transportation Planning
• Interactive Kiosk Experience (IKE) 

Commercial Business Districts:
• Elmwood 


• Lorin
• Sacramento
• University
• Northside
• Claremont



Felicia Graham
Office Specialist III 

Areas of Responsibility:
• Administrative Support
• Communications
• Contracts & Payments
• Processing City Council Items
• Records



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