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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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Port of Oakland hails mariners and industry contributions on National Maritime Day
May 22nd, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – May 22, 2017: The Port of Oakland hailed today the men and women who have served as U.S. merchant mariners and the significant contribution the shipping industry... READ MORE
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Oakland International Airport, FAA provide aviation career camp
May 22nd, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – May 22, 2017: Oakland International Airport and the Federal Aviation Administration partnered over the weekend to bring “Oakland Aviation Day” to over 50 elementary and middle school... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland honors hero passengers at Oakland International Airport
May 18th, 2017
Oakland, CA: (May 18, 2017) – Oakland International Airport is where Southwest Airlines passengers saved the life of a fellow traveler after he collapsed in front of Terminal 2 while having... READ MORE
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Two unique festivals at Jack London Square coming up soon
May 18th, 2017
Oakland, Calif. – May 18, 2017: Two more unique Festivals scheduled for Jack London Square, round out Oakland waterfront activities in May. The fifth annual Session Fest is this Saturday,... READ MORE