Everyone benefits when the San Gabriel Valley economy thrives. As we work together to attract, create and retain jobs and address the issues facing businesses, we need the region’s leaders at the table.

Membership invests in the long-term success of the region

Your investment enables the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership to fulfill its mission to enrich the quality of life and economic vitality of the San Gabriel Valley. Through its various programs and services, the Partnership unifies the voice of San Gabriel Valley on business and community issues, supports the retention of businesses and the development of the workforce, attracts businesses and industries to the region, and facilitates cooperation among leaders to work toward solutions for the region’s benefit.

Membership invests in the success of your organization

Your investment places you alongside industry leaders, stakeholders and elected officials for opportunities to network, raise your profile in the region, and stay up-to-date on the latest data, business issues, and political decisions that impact your business, and take advantage of the Partnership’s numerous member benefits.

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For more information on membership, call Mike Shay at (626) 856-3400 or email MShay@valleyconnect.com

Member Benefits

The following benefits are shared by all members of the Partnership. However, additional benefits are offered depending on membership level.

Political Advocacy

The Partnership is a respected voice on business issues and has its finger on the pulse of public policy activity in a way that few businesses have the time or resources to duplicate. Members receive regular updates on public policy decisions effecting the region’s businesses. As a member, you can present legislative matters of concern to the Partnership’s Legislative Action Committee for review. Our staff also assists members in navigating the political process and identifying the correct contacts to move an issue forward with an elected official. Additionally, Partnership members and staff take two advocacy trips per year to Washington D.C. and Sacramento, meeting with legislators and advocating on behalf of pro-business legislation.

Relationships with elected officials

In the span of a calendar year, Partnership members are given the opportunity to meet with 80% or more of the San Gabriel Valley’s elected officials at Partnership events. Members can meet with federal, state, or county officials in an intimate setting alongside 15-35 other members at the Partnership’s Legislative Breakfasts held throughout the year. The Partnership also hosts an annual Legislative Networking Reception that is well-attended by elected officials, business and community leaders.

Access to the region’s leaders through personal introductions.

Members have the opportunity to connect with leaders in business, higher education, and government by requesting the Partnership staff to facilitate an introduction. Members also have exclusive access to the contact information of other members in the Partnership member guide or on the Partnership website.

Issue-Specific Roundtables and Forums

The Partnership hosts roundtables and forums to address issues of concern to businesses. Roundtables and forums have been held on topics such as worker’s compensation, water, cap and trade, minimum wage, the Affordable Care Act, redevelopment, and transportation.

Educational and social events

Members have access to quality members-only events throughout the year including members receptions and the Speakers Luncheon Series, which hosts business and community leaders speaking on topics of interest to the business community. Additionally, the Partnership annually hosts events such as the San Gabriel Valley Awards Gala, the San Gabriel Valley Economic Outlook, and San Gabriel Valley Legislative Networking Reception.

Problem-solving assistance for business issues

The Partnership can help its members with a variety of business challenges including problem-solving between businesses and government agencies, obtaining qualified staff or job training, finding interns, accessing resources and incentives, site selection, permit assistance and licensing, public financing programs and more.

Committee Membership

Members can collaborate with other members, receive valuable and timely information and contribute expertise to advance Partnership objectives by joining a committee. Committees include:

  • Legislative Action Committee
  • Marketing and Tourism Committee
  • Events Committee
  • Membership Committee

Access to economic data and research

The Partnership commissions economic, demographic and statistical reports and business surveys specific to the San Gabriel Valley. The Partnership can help members identify data sources and understand economic data that can assist in decision making and planning.

Member meetings

Four times a year members are invited to a general meeting to get updates on the region’s economy, receive reports about the Partnership’s activities and hear a speaker on a key issue impacting the region’s economy.

Directory listing and profile on the partnership website

Members receive a complimentary profile in the Partnership’s printed member’s guide on the Partnership’s website, which includes contact information and a link to the organization’s website. Names and contact information of specific individuals within the organization can only be accessed by other members.

Marketing of events and announcements

Members receive complimentary listings of their events in the Partnership’s Member to Member newsletter, distributed twice per month to a list of 500 individuals.