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Economic Development Newsletter

Development News

New York Times List Pasadena as a Must Travel Destination in 2024

• February 1, 2024

The New York Times has named Pasadena as one of its...

Vogue Presents An Insider’s Guide to Pasadena

• February 1, 2024

Vogue provides an insider's guide highlighting Pasadena's unmatched charm. Vogue...

Zoning Changes In Pasadena Set To Boost Life Science Industry

• December 20, 2023

PASADENA, Calif.— In a move to bolster innovation and economic...

Pasadena Launches Small Business Campaign for The Holiday Season

• November 30, 2023

Whether it's a bookstore or a coffee shop, local small...

Economic Strategic Plan

Developed in 2012, the Economic Development Strategic Plan (EDSP) established a baseline assessment of existing conditions and drivers of the local economy to help stakeholders and decision makers pursue and implement strategies to contribute to the City's future economic health.

A distinguished group of business leaders assessed the EDSP, reviewed Pasadena’s comparative advantages and developed an Economic Development Task Force Report containing a set of recommendations for the City Manager to review as various policies are brought to the City Council for consideration.

Throughout 2018, the Economic Development & Technology Committee will be meeting with stakeholders to assess whether the strategies pursued in support of the EDSP have been effective in enhancing Pasadena's business climate and ensuring the fiscal health of the city in a manner consistent with the City's character.

Economic Development Strategic Plan

Final Task Force Report


Civic Center Development Project

The City of Pasadena solicited several development proposals for the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the 1921 Pasadena YWCA building. Four development proposals emerged from the city’s evaluation and were presented at a community meeting in September 2020.  Please see the links below for more information including documents and presentations related to the Civic Center Project.

RFP for Pasadena Civic Center
Civic Center Development Proposals

Economic Highlights