Economic Development is the sustained and collaborative strategy of the City to create jobs, generate revenue, and improve quality of life for residents, the business community and visitors of Glendale. A key component to that is Business Attraction.
Our Vision is to establish an 18-Hour City. Activity doesn’t stop at 5 p.m. in Glendale. An 18-Hour City is a complete community that offers a blend of business, retail and residential use, and has a diverse mix of shops, restaurants, entertainment offices and walk to work housing from early morning late into the evening.
- Establish Glendale as 18-Hour City, with an emphasis on downtown and nightlife activities. These include microbreweries, bowling alleys, bar and grills, comedy theater, and interactive art displays.
- Develop and Implement a Strategic Plan for the Cultivation of a Tech & Innovation Cluster.
- Strengthen Neighborhood Districts of Montrose, Kenneth Village, Sparr Heights and Adams Square.
Here’s how we will do it.
- Business Concierge Services and Fast-Track Permitting
- Broker Relationships and Site Selection Assistance
- Utility Consultation
- Connecting Expanding and Potential Businesses with Resources, such as: On-the-Job Training and other incentives from the Verdugo Workforce Development Center; hiring incentives available through the Employment and Development Department; and incentives available through the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Click here for a complete list of resources.
- Marketing Support, including on our Newsletter, Twitter and Instagram @ChooseGlendale
- Competitive Cost of Doing Business
- Proactive Attraction Outreach, including trade show and conference attendance.
To schedule a meeting at one of these conferences or at the City of Glendale, call (818) 548-2005 or email ChooseGlendale@GlendaleCA.gov