City of San Jose Office of Economic DevelopmentSan Jose’s Office of Economic Development (OED) is committed to driving a vital and competitive economy that increases prosperity and quality of life for our residents and businesses. OED guides the City’s Economic Strategy, provides business assistance, connects employers to a highly skilled workforce, and supports art and cultural resources to inspire our community.
200 E. Santa Clara Street, 17th Floor
San Jose CA 95113
Site Search & Permitting Facilitation
Assisting businesses with finding ideal sites based on their needs and waling them through permitting steps.
Foreign Trade Zone Designation
Foreign Trade Zones are a program established by Congress through the US Dept. of Commerce, that allow manufacturers and some distributors to delay, reduce or eliminate import duties for components that go into the domestic manufacturing of goods. The City of San Jose is the grantee of Foreign Trade Zone #18, which covers the City of San Jose and the rest of Santa Clara County, along with the Cities of Fremont, Newark, Hayward, Union City, Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley.
Special Tenant Improvement (STI) & Industrial Tool Installation (ITI) Programs
STI & ITI provide a dedicated review team from all key City departments to address all development-review issues in a single, expedited review meeting.