Economic Growth

One Subaru dealership

New Commercial Development — A new One Subaru dealership on auto row is bolstering the City’s fiscal outlook. And a new retail center coming to the former K-Mart site on Mission Boulevard is bringing to town an In-N-Out Burger, Raising Cane’s restaurant, and a first specialty market to come to Hayward, Sprouts Farmers Market.

Industrial Growth and Innovation — The industrial crescent west of I-880 is booming, drawing new companies, spurring business expansion, and creating jobs. More than a billion dollars in new real estate investment is in the pipeline at the former Berkeley Farms property, the former Gillig bus manufacturing site, and elsewhere. Meanwhile, two Hayward businesses, DuPont EKC Technology and Eikon Therapeutics, took top honors at the 2022 East Bay EDA Innovation Awards.

Support of Local Small Businesses — The Hayward Economic Development Division was the first in the nation to roll out COVID-19 grants to sustain local small businesses. Since then, the team has introduced new programs to help restaurants adapt to new consumer trends, to assist property owners with building façade enhancements, and to encourage residents to shop local, among other initiatives.

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