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Doing Business in San Leandro

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Doing Business in San Leandro

Companies considering San Leandro as a home will be pleased to discover how easy we've made it to relocate here. With our award winning, One-Stop Service Permit Center for permits and licenses, cutting red tape is San Leandro's number one concern when helping companies make a smooth transition to our city. We've become extremely adept at getting businesses here and making sure they succeed, flourish, and stay.

Economic Development (Formerly Office of Business Development)

The City's Economic Development mission is to improve San Leandro’s quality of life by encouraging reinvestment and economic growth through retention and expansion of existing businesses and attraction of new industry, which will enhance the local tax base, enabling an increase in the standard of living for all San Leandro.

The Economic Development team stands ready to assist you. The contact information below will help guide you directly to the following:

  • Business Licenses: click here for more information or reach the office at (510) 577-3392

  • Zoning & Site Information: click here for more information or reach the office at (510) 577-3325 to be connected to the Planner of the Day

Requests for Proposals for Three Development Sites

On November 28, 2016, the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Leandro issued Requests for Proposals (RFP) for three properties currently available for development.  All three properties are high impact opportunities adjacent to ongoing or upcoming parallel development:  

Town Hall Square - six publicly owned parcels (0.68 acre) located at E. 14th and Davis Streets

Fire Station 11 - one publicly owned parcel (0.36 acre) located at 2101 Marina Boulevard

Parrott & Washington - two publicly owned parcels (0.42 acre) located at 268 Parrott Street and 1595 Washington Avenue

Click on the links above to view the RFPs and learn more about the sites and submittal requirements.  Responses are due February 28, 2017. A pre-application open house for the Town Hall Square site will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at 4:00 PM in the Sister Cities Gallery at the San Leandro Civic Center, 835 E. 14th Street.

Economic Development News and Updates

On March 14, 2016 Economic Development staff presented an Economic Development Update to the City Council, providing and overview of recent economic activity and trends, as well as the impact of ongoing and future developments in San Leandro.  To view the presentation, click HERE.   The presentation included a video from East Bay Manufacturing Day, which can be viewed separately HERE.

On December 16, 2013 the City Council adopted an Economic Development Strategy and Work Plan (Strategy) to guide the economic growth and development of the City of San Leandro.  The Strategy includes a snapshot of San Leandro's economy and outlines the nine initiatives designed to create a positive environment for investment in our economy.

The City of San Leandro Community Development Department recently launched San Leandro Next, a blog and social media initiative to provide news and updates on economic development and innovation. Postings will include news on new business openings, updates on major development projects, and ongoing progress reports as we work to build an innovation ecosystem in San Leandro. At www.sanleandronext.com, you can read updates and subscribe to email alerts and an RSS feed to stay up-to-date at the latest happenings. You can also connect to us on Facebook and Twitter.