Economic Development

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In 2014 Glendora was recognized as the Most Business Friendly City in Los Angeles County
by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC).

More information about 2014 EDDY Award Winners


The Glendora Economic Development Plan focuses on:

•  Business Attraction, Retention and Expansion
•  Maintaining a healthy economic base in the community
•  Creating a centralized information site for prospective tenants or developers

Glendora is “A Great Place to Live, Work and Play". If you are considering starting your business in Glendora, we invite you to review the information provided. The City of Glendora wants to partner with you and see you succeed. If you have any questions regarding the procedure for starting, expanding or relocating your business, please contact Economic Development at 626-914-8292.

More about the Glendora Economic Action Plan.

Business Assistance Program


The City of Glendora offers a Micro-Enterprise Program and a Small Business Loan to both new and existing business owners.  These programs are structured as a forgivable business loan covering up to 75% of eligible project costs, up to $75,000.

For more information, please call (626) 914-8292 or review the following:

                                                  More about Economic Development Loan/Grant Program

Before Signing a Lease:


If you are interested in starting your business in Glendora, please be sure to check with the Planning and Building Divisions before signing a lease. The business type must fit within the zoning code for the intended site, and the structure on the site must be appropriate for the intended use.

Planning (626) 914-8214, Building (626) 914-8223

More information on available commercial sites

For More Information:



Valerie Escalante

Assistant to the City Manager

116 E. Foothill Blvd., Glendora, CA 91741

(626) 914-8292