Work in Pleasanton

Join the community; Work with us.

Work in Pleasanton

Join the community; Work with us.

Work in Pleasanton

Here in Pleasanton, we’re all about our community. That being said, community  means having a steady, stable local economy and work environment. The Economic Development Department serves Pleasanton’s business community by building a robust and amenity-rich environment that supports the city’s residential and commercial citizens.

The Department staff works to:

  • Attract new companies and assist in retention and expansion of businesses in the community
  • Grow Pleasanton jobs
  • Serve as ombudsmen through the development services process
  • Enhance the city and Tri-Valley region’s innovation ecosystem
  • Implement the City’s Economic Development Strategic Plan

In a recent survey, 91% of business executives reported that Pleasanton was a good or excellent location for doing business. We welcome anyone that desires to join us in making Pleasanton extraordinary, as we are the Right Address for the 21st Century.

Programs and Services

Starting a Business in Pleasanton

The business approval process begins at Pleasanton’s one-stop Permit Center where the City’s Planning, Building, and Engineering divisions are located. While all businesses have specific elements that make them unique, most will follow this general process:  Zoning Approval / Development Review / Plan Check.  Find answers to all your questions about starting a new business in Pleasanton HERE.

As you prepare to open the doors of your business in Pleasanton, we’ve made getting a business license easy. Based on gross receipts, the annual fee is a minimum of $25 and grows as the revenues from a company grow. To obtain a business license, visit the Permit Center or find Business License information and an application online.

Stay Connected

Our Business inPleasanton e-newsletter informs business owners and employees, residents and friends of the Pleasanton community about events and trends influencing economic development within our city. Business inPleasanton reports bi-monthly on local and regional economic development news and events, and alert readers to new opportunities and activity in Pleasanton.

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Tri-Valley Jobs

Work closer. Go further. Let help you find the career you want–in the heart of the Tri-Valley!

Whether you’re an employer or job seeker, the cities of the Tri Valley area offer you an ideal climate.

For employers, the Tri Valley means easy access to technology centers, an educated workforce, state-of-the-art business campuses and more. If you’re a job seeker, you can look to the area for leading-edge employers, unparalleled quality of life, environment and culture to fit any taste.

Business Support Network

The City works closely with organizations in supporting the needs of its commercial enterprises with more than 53,000 employees in Pleasanton’s thriving business community.