Strategic Economic Development Program


Economic Development is the sustained and collaborative strategy of the City to create jobs, generate revenue, and improve the quality of life for residents, the business community, and visitors of Glendale. Throughout the years, the City has encouraged economic development through proactive efforts to target and attract businesses; improve Class A office vacancies; provide support to existing businesses through concierge services; create a workforce development program that is operated by the Verdugo Job Center; promote city-wide branding and marketing efforts; and adopting strategic planning methods, such as the City’s approved Economic Development Ordinance.

The Glendale Economic Development Corporation is charged with carrying out Glendale’s economic activities. The non-profit structure of the Corporation allows for an organizational structure that can be more advantageous in obtaining or utilizing other funding opportunities, and providing some flexibility in the execution of our three main economic development goals to:

* Establish 18-Hour City

* Develop and Implement Tech Cluster Strategic Plan

* Strengthen Neighborhood Districts

Throughout its history, Glendale has taken major steps to reinforce economic vitality as a priority. The increased flexibility of our Corporation structure leverages resources and ensures that Glendale will continue to foster an unparalleled and collaborative environment; ensuring the success of the Glendale business community.