Economic Development

If you have questions or need information about Economic Development Programs in Pleasant Hill, please contact Kelly Calhoun, ED Manager, at kcalhoun@pleasanthillca.org or call (925) 671-5213.

Pleasant Hill Profile


Pleasant Hill is a vibrant, progressive city, rich in educational resources, recreational open space, and a flourishing business community. Significant resources have been invested and continue to be dedicated to building and maintaining a thriving, award winning downtown and retail business district. Check here for a more detailed profile including demographics, employment statistics and more.

Pleasant Hill is located in the heart of central Contra Costa County with Interstate-680 running north / south, connecting the City with Highway 24 to Oakland, the Bay Bridge, and San Francisco, and providing great freeway access throughout the City. Check here to learn more about the Central Contra Costa area.

Institutions & Infrastructure


Pleasant Hill is proud to be home to many California distinguished schools and higher education institutions including Diablo Valley College and JFK University. The City has a sophisticated communications infrastructure and dedicated staff ready to provide you with the highest level of support services to streamline and complement the business development process.

Funding for Start-ups and Small Business
Start-ups and small business owners frequently ask where they can get access to capital for their new or expanding businesses.  To help answer that question, a panel of experts were brought together on August 16, 2017 to share their insights and information on services available in Contra Costa County.  The event was recorded, and the video is available for your information: Presentation on Access to Capital. Contact information for the panelists is available at the end of the presentation.