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Powering Jobs and Empowering Communities.

We are a major job-creating, economic engine for the region. In concert with our many business partners, we generate tax revenues that fuel local and regional commerce and fund major infrastructure. Established in 1927 as a public agency, governed by the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners, we receive no local tax dollars. Revenue comes from our three core businesses - aviation, commercial real estate, and maritime.

Our far-reaching, intricate network of operations and business partners creates employment for more than 73,000 jobs in Oakland and the region and is tied to nearly 827,000 jobs nationwide. We touch almost every Bay Area resident through Oakland International Airport and Oakland Seaport activities, prime real estate development opportunities like those in Jack London Square and along the Oakland waterfront, and related commerce powered by those businesses.

Economic development is at the heart of the Port of Oakland’s work. Successful business activities here have a positive economic impact that deliver significant benefits to our neighboring communities, the region and the nation. Together we can do more.

Your business success is our success. Join us.

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Thumbnail of A vibrant five-year outlook for Port of Oakland Commercial Real Estate
A vibrant five-year outlook for Port of Oakland Commercial Real Estate
August 21st, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – Aug. 21, 2017: New residential construction and improvements in Jack London Square will drive a record number of visitors to the Square by 2022. That’s the conclusion... READ MORE
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American Idol to hold open auditions in Jack London Square Sunday
August 17th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – August 17, 2017: Jack London Square is the California location this Sunday for American Idol’s open auditions for its upcoming broadcast season. Hundreds of singers hoping for... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland may get second-fewest ship visits in a decade
August 17th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – Aug.17, 2017: New data indicates the Port of Oakland this year may receive its second-fewest container ship visits in a decade.  A Port executive today called it... READ MORE
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Grilled Cheese Block Party at Jack London Square to draw more than 3,000 people
August 16th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – August 16, 2017 – Jack London Square is home to the new Grilled Cheese Block Party, this Saturday, as part of its summer series of food-themed events. From Noon... READ MORE