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. Bull City Pitch

    ATTENTION DURHAM HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS! Do you have a business idea? Have you been thinking of a creative way to solve a social issue? Bull City: Pitch is a competition for high school thinkers and dreamers to explore idea generation, Read on...