Economic Development

SFBT Insert 2022 - Front PageIn the July 22, 2022 issue of the San Francisco Business Times (SFBT), readers can find a colorful and captivating 24-page insert highlighting San Leandro’s 150-year history of culture, business, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Over the past months, the City’s Economic Development team has been working with SFBT staff on compiling a feature to celebrate the City’s sesquicentennial milestone and the many transformations that have taken place over a century and a half. The stories highlight legacy businesses, forward-thinking businesses, new developments, the history of manufacturing in San Leandro, Downtown happenings, housing, and COVID-19 relief and recovery, and more. Read the online version of the insert now.

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Updates

WORKSHOPS

Training goes a long way to helping make businesses productive and profitable. Here are a few selections that you should check out:

  • Selling goods and services to the City of San Leandro
  • And More!
    • There are a lot of business assistance organizations in the Bay Area offering free or low-cost training. For a list of workshops offered by those partnered with the Small Business Administration, check out the SBA calendar.

JOB FAIR FROM SAN LEANDRO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


Businesses looking to recruit new staff can take advantage of the San Leandro Chamber's Job Fair on July 12. To register or more information including pricing visit the Chamber's Job Fair Employer page.
 

MICRO GRANT PROGRAM


The California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program (MBCRG) to assist qualified microbusinesses that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in California is still taking applications. To qualify for one of the $2,500 grants, a business must have been in business in 2019, have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, made less than $50,000 in total revenue in 2019, and have fewer than five employees. Applicants’ businesses must still be operating or plan to reopen in 2022.

JOB FAIR FROM SAN LEANDRO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


Businesses looking to recruit new staff can take advantage of the San Leandro Chamber's Job Fair on July 12. To register or more information including pricing visit the Chamber's Job Fair Employer page.
 


MICRO GRANT PROGRAM



The California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program (MBCRG) to assist qualified microbusinesses that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in California is still taking applications.
 
To qualify for one of the $2,500 grants, a business must have been in business in 2019, have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, made less than $50,000 in total revenue in 2019, and have fewer than five employees. Applicants’ businesses must still be operating or plan to reopen in 2022.

The Permit Center is Open for In-Person Services

Feb 7, 2022 Update: Walk-ins are now welcome while appointments are still strongly encouraged.

Due to limited staffing levels, the Permit Center is closed at lunchtime, from 12 pm to 1 pm. Upon arrival to City Hall, visitors will be asked to follow health protocols to help keep everyone safe and healthy. View more information on City Hall's reopening plan. We encourage everyone to continue accessing City services online, by email and by phone.

Permit Center address, hours, agencies

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.

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For the latest 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, visit San Leandro Next.

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