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Setting the Course for Economic Success


What is San Jose’s Economic Strategy?

San Jose’s Economic Strategy establishes the vision and framework for the City’s economic growth. It is a single document that sets priorities to guide the day-to-day efforts of numerous City departments and partners.

The City’s Economic Strategy was last updated in 2010. It contains 12 strategic goals to regain jobs and revenue, and to invest in future success.


Below are links to key documents:


Implementing the Strategy

The Economic Strategy is implemented through policy and investment decisions related to land use, permitting, new business incubation, small business support, infrastructure investment, service delivery and downtown development. Every 18 months, the Office of Economic Development updates its workplan to implement the strategy.

Did you know? The City of San Jose accounts for approximately 10% of jobs in the nine-county Bay Area, with approximately 375,000 jobs.

2013-2014 Economic Strategy 18 Month Workplan (pdf)

Leading the Way to Success

Visit our Business Success Stories to read about how the City’s Strategic Goals have translated into growth for our local economy.