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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 hosts Bay Area Classic yo-yo championship Saturday
Jack London Square hosts Bay Area Classic yo-yo championship Saturday
May 23rd, 2018
Oakland, Calif. – May 23, 2018: Jack London Square is hosting one of the longest running and largest yo-yo contests in the country. The Bay Area Classic yo-yo championship is Saturday. The... READ MORE
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Jack London Square Art and Wine Festival celebrates local artists and regional vintners
May 16th, 2018
See here for an overview video about the events at Jack London Square. Oakland, Calif. – May 16, 2018: The Jack London Square Art & Wine Festival is Saturday at the... READ MORE
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Jack London Square free pop-up gallery showcases muralists and local artists
May 9th, 2018
Oakland, Calif. – May 9, 2018: Muralists and local artists are displaying their work at Jack London Square through the end of May in a free pop-up gallery. The exhibit... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland hires workforce development industry leader
May 7th, 2018
Oakland, Calif. – May 7, 2018: The Port of Oakland today named Julina Bonilla the Workforce Development Manager in its Social Responsibility Division. In the newly-created position, Ms. Bonilla is... READ MORE