Recommended Resources

As one of three business improvement districts in Downtown Pasadena and a partner in the area’s economic vitality, the Playhouse District Association is eager to work with you to make your dream of investment a reality. Here are a few resources we recommend.

PDA Economic Enhancement Committee

The Playhouse District Association holds monthly meetings of its Economic Enhancement Committee. These open, public meetings are an opportunity to learn about economic activities going on in the district, including business openings, new development projects, planning and advocacy issues, and our Ambassador Guide program. Meetings occur on the second Thursday of each month at 8:30am at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church, Room 202 (Library). Contact gro.t1518903136cirts1518903136idesu1518903136ohyal1518903136p@nai1518903136rb1518903136 to learn about the agenda for this month!

City of Pasadena

The City of Pasadena offers extensive, personalized service to get you through the regulatory and entitlement process, consult on investment opportunities, and provide a one-on-one experience at City Hall. Visit their website for assistance from the Economic Development Division.

Small Business Development Center

A partnership with Pasadena City College, the local branch of the federally-supported Small Business Development Center is available for specialized assistance for start-up entrepreneurs, mid-career professionals or seasoned business owners. They also host workshops and other events throughout the year. Visit to learn about this great local resource.