Economic Development Strategy

Oct 26th, 2023

The City of San Leandro is in the process of updating its Economic Development Strategy that will:

  • Articulate a clear vision and pathway for economic development, in line with San Leandro City Council policies;
  • Assess San Leandro’s strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for high-quality job growth and business development;
  • Organize the City’s economic development resources and efforts in the most efficient and effective way possible;
  • Develop programs to help all San Leandro businesses, including groups who historically have been underserved or faced discrimination; and
  • Expand the City’s status and visibility in the Bay Area development community.

Community Involvement / Presentations

This document will incorporate meaningful input and involvement from every part of the San Leandro community.

The City hosted a second Community Workshop on the San Leandro Economic Development Strategy on the evening of Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 6pm in the Senior Community Center (13909 E. 14th Street). At this meeting, residents, businesses and community stakeholders provided feedback and helped prioritize specific strategies and programs that the City may pursue. The proposed strategies for discussion reflected data analysis and extensive feedback from the first community meeting and stakeholder meetings with businesses, property owners, entrepreneurs, and community organizations. The workshop also included a presentation by Strategic Economics.

A prior community meeting was held on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Leandro and over 50 members of the community attended. The event was interactive, but also included this presentation by Strategic Economics.

In September 2023, the San Leandro City Council approved a consulting contract with Strategic Economics to develop the Strategic Plan. Click here to read the City Council staff report on the selection of Strategic Economics.

Project Schedule

Here are some important upcoming dates for the project:

November 18, 2023 (Completed)
Public Meeting – Community Workshop

January 31, 2024 (Completed)
Public Meeting – City Finance Committee

October-December 2023 (Completed)
Existing Conditions Analysis

January-March 2024
Development of Strategy

March 13, 2024
Public Meeting – Second Community Workshop
Register, Regístrese; 報名

April-May 2024
Draft Strategy available for public comment

May-June 2024
Public Meeting – City Council Hearing

June-July 2024
Additional stakeholder engagement & revisions to Strategy

July-August 2024
Final Strategy produced

August-September 2024
Council approval of Final Strategy

For More Information:

Contact Economic Development staff at:
View past Strategic Documents here.


Follow this link to leave your comments on what you feel would help create an economy that benefits the entire San Leandro community.