Development News

Development News

Pasadena Researchers Unveil Unique Robot That Can Skateboard, Walk a Slackline

• October 11, 2021

In a project seeking to advance the field of robotic...

$3 million Grant Renewal Drives Stem-cell Research in PCC’s Keck Biotechnology Program

• October 1, 2021

The biotech sector in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley...

Tetra Tech Nabs Slice of $800 Million Federal Contract

• September 28, 2021

Pasadena engineering and data analysis consulting company Tetra Tech Inc....

From Pasadena to India: Local Company Aims to Disrupt $16 Billion Auto-Rickshaw Market With Cost-Saving Swappable Battery

• September 2, 2021

A Northwest Pasadena energy supplier company situated thousands of miles...

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