Want to Know the Biggest Industry in Your San Gabriel Valley City? This Database Can Help

By Smith, Kevin | Pasadena Star-News, August 31, 2016 | Go to article overview

Want to Know the Biggest Industry in Your San Gabriel Valley City? This Database Can Help


Smith, Kevin, Pasadena Star-News


Want to find out what the five top occupations are in Azusa? How about the percentage of businesses in Rosemead that have 50 to 99 employees? Or the median household income for residents living in West Covina?

Welcome to the SGV Economic PowerSite.

Website promotes area real estate and offers demographic data

The San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership unveiled the interactive website last week. It's designed to promote the region's commercial real estate economy and provide demographic and business resources to investors, site selectors and brokers.

"It's robust and interactive," said Jeff Allred, the partnership's CEO. "You can manipulate the site to give you exactly what you want. You can go to any address in any city and look at a particular radius from that address and get all kinds of information - like how many employees businesses in that area have and income levels of people within that radius. You can also see where people spend their money and how much they spend."

The SGV Economic PowerSite can be accessed by going to the partnership's website at sgvpartnership.org. Click on the large magnifying glass and icons for 25 of the region's 31 cities will appear. Those are members cities that pay an annual fee to access the partnership's services.

A wealth of information can be accessed

When a user clicks on Glendora they'll immediately see that it has a population of 51,137, a median home value of $549,200 and a median household income of $75,682.

Delving deeper, the database reveals that 20.4 percent of the city's population has a bachelor's degree or higher, while 11.7 percent have a graduate degree. The website also shows that retail, education, health care and social services, accommodation and food services and additional services that include repair, personal care and laundry services rank as the city's top industries for jobs.

Data will be useful for businesses looking to expand or move into a city

Allred, who previously served as the city manager for Rosemead and Norco, said the site will be particularly useful for business looking to expand or move into a city. …

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