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Office of Economic Development

Division Info

7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday
(City Hall is closed on alternating Fridays.)

Phone: (714) 741-5135


About Us

The Economic Development Division is charged with carrying out the mission of the City’s economic development program: to strengthen and grow the city’s economic base. To that end, the Economic Development Division works to accomplish the following economic development related goals through the implementation of various economic development programs:
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  • increase the city’s tax base,
  • create and retain jobs within in the city,
  • address sales tax leakage,
  • diversify the sales tax base,
  • create new markets within the city, and
  • build local and regional relationships to aid in the advancement of the Economic Development Mission.

Additionally, the Economic Development Division is charged with the wind down of the former Garden Grove Agency for Community Development as required by state law and the California State Department of Finance.

Meet Your Office of Economic Development Team

Lisa Kim
Lisa Kim
Assistant City Manager/Community and Economic Development Director

Phone: (714) 741-5121

Greg Blodgett
Greg Blodgett
Division Manager

Phone: (714) 741-5124

Monica Covarrubias
Monica Covarrubias
Senior Project Manager

Phone: (714) 741-5788

Grace Lee
Grace E. Kim
Sr. Economic Dev. Specialist

Phone: (714) 741-5130

Featured Videos

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Panel Proposes Ways to Improve Garden Grove's Valley View Business Corridor - On July 19, 2018, a panel of experts from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) presented their findings and recommendations for future developments in the Valley View Business Corridor.

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Exciting New Development in Garden Grove and Stanton - The Village at Beach and Lantana at Beach are two exciting new developments which recently broke ground. The projects will bring new restaurants, business, and affordable housing to the Cities of Garden Grove and Stanton on Beach Blvd.