Office of Innovation and Economic Development

Office of Innovation and Economic Development

Contact Us

Adam Van de Water

Brandon Cardwell
Senior Management Analyst

Theresa De La Vega
Management Analyst

Xochitl Ballesteros
Senior Clerk

1052 S. Livermore Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 960-4140
(925) 960-4045 Fax
(925) 960-4104 TDD

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed on Holidays



For the main City COVID-19 page, click here


COMMERCIAL RENT ABATEMENT MATCHING PROGRAM- The City of Livermore is now accepting joint applications for its Commercial Rent Abatement Matching Program from eligible commercial landlords and their small business tenants or lessees that have gross receipts of not more than $10 Million and have experienced financial loss as a result of COVID-19. The program provides financial assistance of up to seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) in matching funds when a commercial landlord has or will permanently waive unpaid rent during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  This program is available on a first-come first-served basis and will be available until funds are exhausted. For the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), click here


Commercial Rent Abatement Matching Program- Application Form


Note: Completed applications should be submitted to the Office of Innovation and Economic Development , Livermore City Hall, 1052 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550 or via email at


For a copy of the Press Release, click here


Support Local Small Businesses! GIFT LIVERMORE is an incentive program to reward patrons for supporting Livermore small businesses when they need it most. Buy an EGift for $40 and you will receive an additional $15 EGift as a Thank You for supporting local. Buy a $75 EGift and receive an additional $25 EGift as a Thank You for supporting local. You may get one Thank You incentive from each participating merchant, but there is no limit as to how many merchants you can receive a Thank You from. Check out the list of participating merchants and purchase your EGift at:

For more information, click here


Citywide Small Business Assistance Grant Program

For the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)- Click here

Video Tutorial- Citywide Small Business Assistance Grant Program



Press Release


Click the "Apply via ZoomGrants" below to start your application

Apply via ZoomGrants™

For a list of other grant programs available from other government agencies, scroll down.  For a one-page COVID 19 Business Resources List, including local resources, click here 

United States Small Business Administration Guide-

COVID 19 Small Business Guidance Loan Resources

Summary of resources for small businesses


US Small Business Administration Coronavirus Relief- In addition to its many small business assistance programs, the US Small Business Administration also has a number of Coronavirus Relief programs for small businesses.  Connect with a lender or check out additional SBA Coronavirus relief, including the Paycheck Protection Program, EIDL program, Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant Program for live venue, performing arts organizations, movie house, or cultural institution and the Restaurant Revitalization Funding Program by visiting the website


The US Internal Revenue Service Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments, including more information about the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and Employer Tax Credits can be found on the website


California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant for small businesses and non-profits


Alameda County Reopening Plan


Recover Livermore- Guide to a safe reopening 



The 2019 Economic Development Strategic Plan is now available.  Click here for a copy. 

Click here for a copy of our October 28, 2019 presentation to the City Council.  

Click here for a copy of our April 8, 2019 presentation to the City Council

Click here for a copy of the July 1996 Economic Development Strategic Plan

We would like to hear from you. For ideas and suggestions, email us anytime at     

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Check out the many reasons why businesses choose Livermore as a great place to grow...

Unlimited Opportunities  l Talented Workforce  l  World-Leading Science and Technology Hub Strategic Location l Large Employers / Major Businesses l Modern Transportation Rich History and Culture Vibrant Arts CommunityWorld-Class Tourist DestinationAffordable Housing  l  Outstanding Support and Business Resources