We hope that you will find Pasadena to be a dynamic and enjoyable place to live and conduct business. Our city has much to offer prospective companies. World class engineering, finance, design, technology and healthcare companies have made Pasadena home. The entrepreneurial spirit continues to thrive. Caltech, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Art Center College of Design, and PCC all contribute to cutting edge technology and a culture of creativity. With an energetic population, Pasadena has a vibrant downtown and is central to the Southern California marketplace. Let us help you be a part of this successful business community. The Economic Development Division promotes investments in the city and helps secure quality goods and services for local residents and businesses. Specific goals are to provide retail opportunities to meet the needs of our citizens, promote research activities, create diverse job opportunities, and to assist in the fiscal stability of the city. Please take a look at our various programs.