Starting a Business

Starting a new business can be scary, but it doesn't have to be. We'll guide you through the steps you need to complete to get up and running fast, and connect you to resources that will help you succeed.
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.
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On April 14, 2020, the City Council approved a minimum wage ordinance that increases the local minimum wage in the City of Hayward to be higher than the current State of California Minimum Wage.
Doing Business with the CIty

Help us do great work on behalf of the Hayward community. Bid on public works projects, check open Requests For Proposals, sign up as a vendor with the City and see available professional consulting opportunities.
For Developers

We're building the Hayward of tomorrow and we're looking for partners to join us. Review our identified catalyst and priority development sites, learn about our streamlined permitting and development review processes, and find answers to key questions about development projects in the city of Hayward.
Incentives & Resources for Businesses

Need a little boost getting your business off the ground or taking it to the next level? Take advantage of the resources available to businesses that call Hayward home.
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A new video series that highlights the resilience and diversity of our small business community!
Shopping bags next to the Together for Hayward Gift Card logo

The City of Hayward has launched a new Together for Hayward Gift Card Program to support the City’s small businesses by encouraging residents to shop locally.
Tennyson Businesses

The Tennyson Road corridor represents the unique, diverse community of Hayward. Discover some of the many independent, minority-owned businesses that call the corridor home.
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