Economic Development Division 

New business to the city? Looking to relocate here? Ask about our convenient, professional concierge service for one-stop business help.  

Key services include:

ERC BrochureEconomic Review Committee

The Economic Review Committee is a free, voluntary service for project developers and business owners in Stockton. Consider a meeting before you apply for a building permit or check project requirements and get feedback on preliminary site plans.


Interested in scheduling a meeting?  

Please contact the Economic Development Department.


Reasons to Do Business in Stockton

  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Quality of Life
    • Enjoy Stockton's unique blend of lifestyle opportunities, affordable and quality housing, abundant recreation, cultural events, and exceptional educational facilities.
  • Qualified, Productive Work Force
    • Work with Stockton's diverse community of skilled and semi-skilled workforce with an affordable wage structure.
  • 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.
  • One-Stop Permit Center 


Economic Development Newsletters

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


2020 Small Business Monthly Updates

2019 Small Business Monthly Updates

2018 Small Business Monthly Updates

2020 Insights Newsletter


2019 Insights Newsletter

2018 Insights Newsletter


Sign up for the Economic Development Department's e-newsletter.


External Links

Bob Hope Theatre

Downtown Stockton Alliance

Energy Efficiency Programs

San Joaquin Delta College - Small Business Development Center


Chambers of Commerce

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



Stockton Arena

Stockton Kings - Basketball

Stockton Heat - Hockey

Stockton Ports - Baseball

Stockton Rush - Indoor Soccer

Stockton Visitor's Bureau



San Joaquin / Sacramento Delta 

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 10/9/2020