Economic & Workforce Development


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

Shared Economic Prosperity Budget Presentation-March 8, 2019

View Built2Last: A Road Map for Inclusive and Equitable Development in Durham below.