Glendale’s economic development programming is designed to promote an “18-Hour City” that is business-friendly and also provides a vibrant environment for people to live, work and be entertained. An 18-hour city generates financial success for the City’s businesses which provides jobs for its residents, and in turn, funds City services for its residents.
Economic Development focuses its outreach on interesting operators that appeal to Glendale’s worker population and expand the day in Glendale from breakfast time until late at night. This outreach is achieved through targeted marketing efforts like the Meet Me on Brand campaign below and efforts to bring in additional breweries and taprooms.
Meet Me on Brand....
for a drink. for dinner. for a walk. for a meeting. for a date.
Brand has it all for people who live here, work here, and who want to explore here, seven days a week 18-hours a day. Meet Me On Brand is the official marketing effort of the Economic Development Division to promote an 18-Hour Day on Brand Boulevard.
Maryland PaseoOn August 29th, 2016 the City of Glendale launched a pilot program in an effort to activate Maryland Avenue and increase pedestrian traffic. By closing Maryland Avenue between Wilson and Broadway, right in the heart of the City's Arts & Entertainment District, it offers passersby the opportunity to sit and enjoy a moment of serenity between the hustle and bustle of the downtown.
Downtown Glendale is alive with investment! Learn more about the projects in the pipeline and recently completed here.
Craft Beer Brewery Attraction
Craft breweries are expanding in Southern California like never before. Glendale would like to formally welcome craft beer to the Glendale area. With one brewery already located in Glendale's industrial area and thriving, there is opportunity for growth and clustering in the San Fernando Corridor. Read a recent article about growth of craft beer in the area here.
Looking to open a brewery or taproom in Glendale? Contact Tamar Sadd at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss site selection and assistance the Economic Development Division can provide your business.
San Fernando Road Craft Beer Corridor map created by LAWeekly:
Below are areas within the City's industrial areas in which craft brewing is conditionally permitted. SFMU, IMU, IMU-R, and Industrial spaces are highlighted in yellow, magenta, and blue. Click here for a larger PDF of the Zoning Map.