Economic & Workforce Development

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

  1. Register Now to Attend the Durham YouthWork Internship Summit November 11

    This is an opportunity for youth ages 14 and older and their parents to come learn about the 2016 YouthWork Internship Program and the application process. Read on...
  2. Grant Opportunity for Businesses to Train Existing Employees

    Competitive grant opportunities for qualifying North Carolina employers to provide eligible short-term educational and skills training to current employees exist through the State of North Carolina's NCWorks Incumbent Worker Training Grant. Read on...
  3. Professional Networking Events and Career Development Workshops Offered Through NCWorks

  1. Grant Through NCWorks Offers Training for Careers

    NCWorks Training for Careers Offers Short-term Technical Skills Training for Jobs in High-growth Industries Read on...
  2. NCWorks Mobile Unit Coming to Durham

    ‘Career Center on Wheels’ in East Durham throughout September and October Read on...
  3. Durham YouthWork Accepting Applications from Businesses to Serve as Internship Hosts

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