Economic & Workforce Development

Services
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
Mission
The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) innovatively drives economic prosperity in Durham.