Economic Development

Economic sustainability and development, which serves the common good, is self-renewing and encourages a wide variety of community-serving businesses to operate locally, creating economic resources to support a thriving community.


The City of Foster City has partnered with microlender Kiva to bring 0% interest loans to Foster City's small business community. Click here to learn more about this exciting program!
The economic development dashboard is provided to give you a "quick look" at the health and vibrancy of our community.
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Foster City SizeUp is the City's powerful, market analysis tool designed specifically to help  businesses succeed in today’s competitive market place. Try our free online tool to help you make business decisions through data analysis. SizeUp now!
Foster City Economic Development E-newsletter is a monthly business e-newsletter produced and published by the City of Foster City. We want this resource to be valuable to you, so we welcome your feedback and suggestions.
This website will you in finding appropriate permit information for your business. It also provides contact information for the various agencies that administer & issue these permits.
The City of Foster City approved a pilot program with Starship to allow the use of autonomous robotsalso known as Personal Delivery Devices (PDD), on city sidewalks to deliver restaurant meals and groceries to residents and businesses.  Click here to learn more about this exciting pilot program.
Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, gave an update on the economic state of the Peninsula at the Foster City Business Roundtable in March, 2017. Click here to view his presentation.