Pinole's Economic Development

Economic Development


  • Community Development 
  • 2131 Pear Street Pinole, CA 94564 
  • Phone: (510) 741-9832 
  • Fax: (510) 724-4921 
  • Email:
  • Department Head's Name: Lilly Whalen, Community Development Director

The City of Pinole offers many business, retail and commercial opportunities and works with its businesses, developers, and other partners to achieve success. 

The City strives to support the growth of Pinole’s existing businesses and attract new opportunities that will contribute to the economic vitality of the City and its residents. As such, the City has evaluated its community demographic and business voids and has prepared the documents below.

The Analytics provide prospective developers with a greater understanding of our communities resources and potential revenue opportunities.

In the late 1980s, the City of Texas City realized the necessity to diversify and stimulate its economy and began to aggressively develop an economic development strategy. The strategy contemplated having a versatile inventory of integrated economic development vehicles available to exploit the City's numerous assets and accommodate any economic development project requirement. Accordingly, several local government corporations, that have specific economic development missions and resources, have been created to interact, share resources and collectively pursue economic development projects. Other vehicles have also been implemented to provide a holistic approach to economic development within the City. The strategy is working and the City is proactively achieving its goals.
Diversified Economy
Texas City is fortunate to have a diversified economy. Heavy industry is the largest and was, since the 1900's, the City's only economic engine until the City's economic development strategists realized the City's vulnerability and began diversifying the economy. Now, the City's economy is driven by several industries including residential, commercial, retail, marine, entertainment and environmental developments, higher education, tourism, health care, sports, transportation, birding, fishing, boating and restaurants. This diversification evolved from the City's economic development strategists who created the numerous economic development vehicles that are available to accommodate the requirements of economic development projects.
HDL Market Analystics
HDL Void Analysis Report
Pinole Community Profile Brochure