Running a Business

Whether you're a Fortune 500 company or just starting out with a payroll of one, sometimes you need a little help. Learn how to keep your Hayward business running strong and connect to City staff that can help you achieve your goals.

We're in your corner

The City of Hayward's Economic Development division is your one-stop shop for ombudsman services, site selection resources, connection to local suppliers and other key information you need to keep your business running strong.

When problems arise, we're here to help handle disputes, sort out regulatory difficulties and provide clear, accurate information so you can move forward. Our ombudsman program is a unique, streamlined resource for answers, assistance and advocacy. Representatives from our economic development team will review your situation and offer guidance for a positive outcome. We'll also work with other City departments to discover the best possible solutions to your problems.

Contact Economic Development at (510) 583-5540 or email us at to get started.

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