Pinole's Economic Development Strategy

Economic Development Strategy

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Background

In 2020, the Pinole City Council adopted a thoughtful and ambitious Strategic Plan for the City. Among other things, it directed the creation of an Economic Development Strategy (EDS).

The EDS is a strategic framework to guide the City of Pinole’s economic development policies and programs over the next 5 years and is based on a comprehensive research and stakeholder input process, and reflects consensus views on the most promising opportunities and the most pressing challenges facing Pinole’s economy.
  • The Natelson Dale Group was selected to assist the City in creation of a EDS (Contract Executed 9-13-21)
  • Stakeholder Summit meetings were held in April, May and June of 2022
  • A Community Preview Draft of the EDS was released on July 7, 2022 
  • A Community Workshop was held on July 20, 2022 (see more information below)
  • The Public Review Draft of the EDS was released on September 1, 2022
  • The City Council will review the draft EDS on September 6, 2022 at 4:00 pm (more information can be found via the City Council agenda for 9/6/22, item 5A)

Development of the EDS

The recommended policies and program activities in the EDS (Public Review Draft here) are based on an extensive planning process that included the following components:

  • An analysis of Pinole’s existing and projected demographic profile, providing an understanding of underlying trends that may affect economic growth potentials.
  • Direct input from a cross section of the City’s economic development stakeholders via a series of workshop-style meetings.
  •  A review of the various public- and private-sector entities involved in different aspects of economic development (or related activities).
  • An industry “cluster” analysis to identify the industry groups (clusters) that are the most important “engines” of the existing local economy, as well as the industry groups that are likely to offer the most attractive growth potentials in the future.
  • A real estate market analysis to identify potential future demand for commercial and industrial development in the City.

On-Going and Next Steps