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. Economic Growth Knows No Boundaries

    Join leaders from local government, higher education institutions, non-profits and private entities for the 2018 Triangle J Council of Governments Regional Summit to discuss the region's rapid and successful economic growth, examine how partnerships can Read on...
  1. Durham County Administrative Building II Restaurant Lease RFP

    Restauranteurs, learn more about this business development opportunity at the new Durham County Administrative Building II. Read on...