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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.

Take a look at our growth opportunities.


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Thumbnail of Port of Oakland boss states concerns over trade war with China
Port of Oakland boss states concerns over trade war with China
June 21st, 2019
Oakland, Calif. – June 21, 2019: Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle is sounding an alarm over the trade war with China.  The veteran maritime leader this week warned that... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland steps up as ships carry bigger loads than ever
June 20th, 2019
Oakland, Calif. – June 20, 2019: Bigger ships are challenging the Port of Oakland with never-seen-before container volumes.  The Port said today that vessels on average load and unload the equivalent... READ MORE
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Jack London Square events to draw thousands of visitors
June 18th, 2019
Oakland, Calif. – June 18, 2019: Thousands of visitors will come to Jack London Square between Thursday and Sunday to take in Oakland’s culture at the waterfront. Four free events... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland approves Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan
June 17th, 2019
Oakland, Calif. – June 17, 2019: Port of Oakland Commissioners have approved an air quality plan intended to drastically cut diesel and greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the Port’s maritime operations.... READ MORE