City of Glendora


Population: 51,137
Median Home Value: $549,200
Median Household Income: $75,682

Glendora is nestled at the base of the scenic San Gabriel Mountains, in the eastern portion of Los Angeles County. Located within 25 miles of Los Angeles, and the counties of Orange and San Bernardino, Glendora offers convenient access to a large workforce, major commercial sectors and educational institutions. Originally a small citrus-producing community, today, more than 50,000 residents enjoy Glendora's excellent public and private schools, lush parks, comprehensive community services and one of the lowest crime rates in Los Angeles County. Glendora's diversified business community ranges from the downtown "Village," where personalized service is provided by several owner-operated retail stores, to national retailers and corporate headquarters of major U.S. and international firms including CalPortland and the National Hot Rod Association. The City was recognized by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation as the Most Business Friendly City in 2014 and based on the 2016 Glendora Business Survey, 96% of businesses are satisfied with Glendora as a place to conduct business. This recognition, in part, is due to our commitment to economic development and a true desire to assist both existing and incoming businesses with engagement through business surveys, educational programming and direct access in assisting businesses through the regulatory process. Visit City Website


Key Information

Business Incentives

Economic Development Loan Grant - This grant provides $5,000 to $75,000 to businesses as an incentive to start or expand their business in Glendora. Compliance requires one newly created full time equivalent position per $25,000 of funds received. Funding availability is limited.

Major Employers

Ormco Corporation
Citrus Community College
Foothill Presbyterian Hospital
Glendora Unified School District
County of Los Angeles - Department of Child and Family Services

City Facts

Founded in 1887, Incorporated in 1911
24/7 Permit Status Review, eTrakiT
Most Business Friendly City in Los Angeles County - LAEDC, 2014
Most Friendly City and Downtown - San Gabriel Valley Newsgroup, 2012-2016

Key City Contacts

City Manager

Chris Jeffers
116 East Foothill Blvd. Glendora, CA 91741
(626) 914-8201

Assistant to the City Manager

Valerie Escalante
116 East Foothill Blvd. Glendora, CA 91741
(626) 914-8292

Director of Planning

Jeff Kugel
116 East Foothill Blvd. Glendora, CA 91741
(626) 914-8214

Chamber of Commerce

Joe Cina
224 N. Glendora Ave. Glendora, CA 91741-3336
(626) 963-4128


Gene Murabito

Mayor Pro Tem

Gary Boyer

City Council Member

Karen K. Davis

City Council Member

Judy Nelson

City Council Member

Mendell Thompson



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