Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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Office of Economic Development
2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
TEL: (510) 981-7530, TDD: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-7099
Email: ecodev@cityofberkeley.info

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Welcome to the Office of Economic Development at the City of Berkeley, CA. We are part of the City Manager's Office.

The Office of Economic Development's mission is to assist businesses, entrepreneurs, artists and community organizations to access services, feel welcome in Berkeley, and thrive. With expertise on commercial real estate, economic data, industry networks, financing, green business, and the local innovation ecosystem, our office provides assistance to new, growing and legacy businesses in Berkeley. We also work closely with local and regional partners to create a vibrant economy that includes UC Berkeley, the Berkeley Lab, charming shopping districts, award-winning theatre groups and trendsetting companies in fields from alternative energy to bioengineering to local food production. Visit the Contact Us page to learn about our staff and the specific OED programs and services they oversee.

COVID-19 information for businesses -

We are updating our COVID-19 Health Order to align with the State of California's regional stay home order, effective 12:01am Monday, December 7.

The Order will prohibit all private gatherings of any size and close all sectors except for critical infrastructure and retail. We expect to publish the Order on Saturday, December 5. For more information, see covid19.ca.gov and a joint statement from regional Health Officers.

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