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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 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
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Port of Oakland employee groups’ scholarship donations reach $1.2 million
June 19th, 2017
Oakland, Calif.– June 19, 2017: Two Port of Oakland employee scholarship organizations gave out a total of nearly $50,000 this year to 28 students preparing for college or vocational training.... READ MORE
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Moody’s upgrades Port of Oakland bond ratings
June 14th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – June 14, 2017: Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Port of Oakland bond ratings and assigned ratings on an upcoming series of refunding revenue bonds.  The upgrades, announced... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland welcomes 20 summer interns
June 12th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – June 12, 2017: The Port of Oakland today marked the beginning of summer internship season with the arrival of 20 college students. The Port’s paid internships give... READ MORE