The Pasadena Pulse
Economic Development news from our
part of the Greater Houston Metro
Greetings community partners, colleagues and friends,

PEDC has begun the year hard at work on all-encompassing economic development projects in the infrastructure, beautification, quality of life and business development spaces. The Pasadena Pulse highlights those projects, initiatives and engagement opportunities, and informs you of additional exciting and innovative happenings in Pasadena.

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On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff of PEDC, we thank you for investing in Pasadena's many live, play, shop, work and learn opportunities. With your partnership, we can help make a more prosperous Pasadena community.

PEDC Board & Staff
The 2022 Annual Report is Here

The Board of Directors and Staff at the Pasadena Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) are pleased to present you with PEDC's 2022 Annual Report. Read on for a recap of development milestones in 2022 and what's in store for the year ahead.

PEDC Welcomes New Board Members

In March, PEDC swore in existing and new board members to its Board of Directors. New board members include, Angela West, Du-West, and Efren Arjona, Houston Police Department.

Shop Local, Shop Pasadena

During Small Business Week 2023, PEDC highlighted some of the city's most unique small businesses spanning across different industries on our social media pages. PEDC works year-round to bring valuable resources and programming to the Pasadena small business community with local partners.

Market Research for Your Small Business

SizeUp Pasadena is a FREE tool for Pasadena businesses to provide valuable market research to make smarter/data-driven decisions.

City's Namesake Corridor to be Reconstructed

PEDC has set out on a course to transform Pasadena Blvd, the City's namesake corridor. Project scope to include replacement of concrete on corridor, and new traffic signals and sidewalks.

Pasadena Convention Center Receives Major Upgrades

PEDC is working on upgrades to the Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena's state-of-the-art tourist and attraction facility, to attract and retain quality events to the venue.

Construction to Begin on Richey Street

Construction is slated to begin on Richey St. in May 2023. PEDC has set out to transform this key economic corridor in the city of Pasadena with an abundance of upgrades.

PEDC Project Portal

Check out PEDC's Project Portal to learn more about the above articles and more. Infrastructure improvements, beautification, quality of life projects, and more continue to be a key priority for PEDC. Stay up to date on the latest project details through PEDC's
Current Projects Portal.

Don't miss Pasadena Loves Local's Small Business Resource Fair from 8-10a on Wednesday, June 28 at Community Transformation (CT) Church. The event will be a panel discussion with representatives from local resource organizations with a expo-style networking session to follow featuring local vendors ready to tell you how to do business with them and get on their procurement lists.

A healthy and vibrant local economy depends on the well-being of a community's existing businesses and industry. Thus, efforts to help local businesses thrive in the local community are key to successful economic development. Let us know how we can help! Sign up to schedule a Business Retention & Expansion visit with Pasadena Loves Local today.

In April, Kao Corporation broke ground on a new tertiary anime production plant in Pasadena to meet growing demand for sterilizing/cleaning and a wide range of other industrial applications. The $250M plant is located at the former Sunoco site that's sat vacant for over 10 years. It is expected to create 60 new jobs, 300 of those being construction-related.

In May, HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast is opening their new HCA Houston Rehabilitation Southeast business building along the Sam Houston Tollway. As a campus of the Southeast Hospital, it will offer inpatient rehabilitation for individuals who require a higher level of care following an extended illness, stroke, surgery, injury or trauma.


Richey Street - Phase ll
Investment: $3.2M
Coverage: ~ 0.5 mi (Southmore Ave to South Houston Rd)
Update: Planning, design work and engineering for Phase ll of Richey St that covers the area between Southmore Ave and South Houston Rd
has been completed. Construction is scheduled to begin during Q2 of 2023.

The Shaw Avenue District has it all — Murals, small businesses, parks and more. Don't take our word for it, explore for yourself! PEDC invites you to visit the Shaw Avenue District to see the progress made so far in the work to revitalize Pasadena's Downtown District. Stay tuned for more projects in the area to come.

Are you a business in Pasadena's Historic District considering exterior building improvements? Watch this video to learn how you can be awarded a matching grant to help cover the costs of your project. Eligibility requirements apply.