|The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) innovatively drives economic prosperity in Durham.
We help ensure that Durham has a strong and diverse economy by:
• Helping to increase Durham’s commercial tax base;
• Promoting long-term economic growth through the revitalization of downtown, urban and targeted suburban areas;
• Providing technical and targeted financial assistance for business;
• Assisting cultural development, through planning, partnerships and administration of the Durham public art program and other activities; and
• Preparing our workforce to meet the demands of current and emerging industries.