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Office of Economic and Workforce Development

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

We help ensure that Durham has a strong and diverse economy by:

• Helping to increase Durham’s commercial tax base;
• Promoting long-term economic growth through the revitalization of downtown, urban and targeted suburban areas;
• Providing technical and targeted financial assistance for business;
• Assisting cultural development, through planning, partnerships and administration of the Durham public art program and other activities; and
• Preparing our workforce to meet the demands of current and emerging industries.

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