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Economic Impact

Your Port. Your Economic Interests.

Leveling the Playing Field.

Creating a level playing field for economic opportunities is the right thing to do. The Port stepped up to this challenge when we created our Social Responsibility Division (SRD) in 2002. It facilitates inclusion, fairness, equity, and access. SRD’s advocacy ensures that small, local businesses, emerging firms and hard-working residents, have access to opportunities in Port projects.

The skills learned on these worksites give those firms and their employees an advantage when bidding on future contracts and seeking employment. As they build capacity, they generate more local jobs and training opportunities. It’s a win-win for the community and a game-changer for young people who need work experience for a brighter future.

Amy Tharpe
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Director of Social Responsibility
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Thumbnail of Jack London Square features seventh annual Pedalfest Saturday
Jack London Square features seventh annual Pedalfest Saturday
July 20th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – July 20, 2017: The seventh annual Pedalfest comes to Jack London Square, Saturday, 11 AM to 6 PM. Pedalfest organizers expect the event to draw more than... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland Board elects Joan Story as President
July 14th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – July 14, 2017: Joan Story has been elected President of the Board of Port Commissioners at the Port of Oakland. The Port’s seven-member governing body unanimously selected Ms.... READ MORE
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Dance competition leads into Jack London Square's July 4 Backyard BBQ
June 28th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – June 28, 2017: Jack London Square is home to round two of the new Oakland grown, urban dance competition, “Turfin Vs. The World Dance Battle” series. The family friendly festival... READ MORE
Thumbnail of Jack London Square adds block parties to summer line-up
Jack London Square adds block parties to summer line-up
June 22nd, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – June 22, 2017: The Port of Oakland has added block parties, a waterfront community event, to its calendar of more than 55 free public events at Jack... READ MORE