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. The NCWORKS Career Center at Northgate closed Wednesday, February 3 – Friday, February 12

  2. Competitive grant opportunities for Durham-based businesses to train employees now available

    Qualifying Durham-based businesses, with 5 or more employees, may apply to provide eligible short-term educational and skills training to current employees through the State of North Carolina's NCWorks Incumbent Worker Training Grant. Read on...
  3. 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...