Economic Development

Since the dissolution of redevelopment, cities have sought new ways to attract and support businesses.  Previously, economic development had not been a central focus of the SGVCOG.  However, due to both the economic downturn and the dissolution of redevelopment, member agencies have expressed a desire for the SGVCOG to be more engaged in this policy area.  In response, the SGVCOG has increasingly partnered with other regional agencies, most notably the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, and local educational institutions, to identify strategies to support cities and businesses.  


Prior Successes:

  • Supported the return of Small Business Development Center (SBDC) services in the San Gabriel Valley

Key Outcomes:

  • Increasing number of key businesses that grow the economy and create high-paying, stable jobs

  • Increasing access to workforce development and other programs that support businesses

View the SGVCOG's Strategic Plan for Economic Development

Upcoming meeting agendas for the Housing, Community and Economic Development (HCED) Committee can be found on the Meeting Agendas page.  Previous meeting agendas and minutes can be found at the Previous Agendas and Minutes page.  

In Fiscal Year 2013, the Governing Board adopted the FY 2014-2017 Strategic Plan, which identified the following 5 issue areas in which the SGVCOG will focus its efforts over the next 3 years.   

Economic Vision

Attracting & Supporting Businesses

Workforce Development

San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments

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