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Glendale Tech on (Coffee) Tap: Hear about the Glendale Tech Strategy- And How You Fit In

Post Date:04/12/2017 1:55 PM

Media Contact: 
Jennifer McLain, Principal Economic Development Officer


Glendale Tech on (Coffee) Tap: Hear about the Glendale Tech Strategy- And How You Fit In

GLENDALE, CA – Join us for Glendale Tech on (Coffee) Tap to learn about the Glendale Tech Strategy, and how local firms, start-ups and talent can tap into the area’s ecosystem of technology and innovation.

Darlene Sanchez, Deputy Director of Community Development, will present the Glendale Tech Study, which was completed in January 2017. In the study, which was performed by Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors, it was revealed that there are 1,029 tech firms in Glendale that employ nearly 41,100 people. It was also discovered that more than 32 percent of Glendale residents have degrees in Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering. As the Los Angeles region continues to solidify its place in the world of technology, innovation and start-ups, this study examines how Glendale compares to other important tech hubs throughout the nation. This presentation will provide a deep dive into the methodology, findings and recommendations of the Glendale Tech Study. Event is free but space is limited, RSVP.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Darlene Sanchez joined the City of Glendale in 2013 and serves as the Deputy Director of Community Development.  In this capacity, she oversees the Economic Development division and is responsible for managing City assets, economic development contracts, development agreements and the business services and attraction programs. Her goals are to ensure that the City of Glendale is enriching the quality of lives for the residents and workers within the City by attracting and retaining employers; developing amenities that support businesses and residents; and by encouraging strategic alliances across all business sectors.

She has over eighteen years of experience in municipal government with the cities of Walnut and Monrovia prior to coming to Glendale. Darlene earned a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Southern California in 2004 and also has a degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Fullerton. 

EVENT DETAILS:  Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM at Regus, 201 N. Brand Blvd., Suite 200, Glendale. Coffee and light pastries will be provided. Casual environment with good company and great conversation! 

VENUE:  Get a sneak peek into the newly opened co-working space Regus located at 201 N. Brand Blvd., Suite 200.

ABOUT TECH ON TAPGlendale Tech on Tap is a monthly meet-up created to strengthen the ecosystem of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in Glendale. You can raise a glass to tech the second Wednesday of each month