The Capital of Opportunity San 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. Office of Economic Development’s Mission Catalyze job creation, private investment, revenue generation, and talent attraction and development through: Business Development Assist business location and expansion, lead San Jose’s Economic Strategy and support City Council policy-making. Regional Workforce Development Assist businesses in hiring a quality workforce through assessment, supportive services and skills training. Real Estate Services Manage the City’s real estate assets and facilitate real estate-related transactions to support City projects and generate revenue. Arts and Culture Support diverse cultural amenities, offerings and organizations, and authorize and coordinate outdoor special events on public and private property.