Economic Development

The Gridley Economic Development Team is ready to help your business thrive!

Expand and locate in Gridley, California. Our community offers an outstanding quality of life. Gridley residents and businesses enjoy wonderful weather, affordable real estate, and incredible recreational opportunities in a prosperous location on the historic Highway 99 Business Corridor.  

With Sacramento only sixty miles south, State Route 99 is a high volume corridor for area residents, businesses, truck transportation, and recreational travelers. Businesses benefit from our “Can Do” attitude, outstanding labor market, availability of affordable sites, and cost effective municipal electric, water, and sewer utility services.

We encourage you to take a look at the following information and contact us today if we can help with your expansion or relocation to Gridley.

City Administrator
The City Administrator leads all City functions and manages Gridley’s Economic Development Team.  Working closely with the Mayor and City Council, the Administrator seeks to create and build relationships with both existing and new businesses.  The Gridley Team works extensively with Butte County Economic Development and our other economic development partners to enhance the community’s business environment.  The Administrator works closely with City Leadership to successfully implement the City’s overall Marketing and Business Development Strategy.

Working together with the Finance Department, the Administrator prepares comprehensive business assistance packages for new and existing companies, including local and state incentives, loan programs, and development agreements. The Administrator works closely with companies and is the primary contact for many State of California programs.

Donna Decker
Effective City Planning inspires the vision for the built and natural environments that enhance our quality of life.  As our City Planner, Donna assists with implementation of our Economic Strategy with the overall objective of enhancing the business environment and quality of life in the City through promoting investment, job generation, overall business activity, and the elimination of adverse economic conditions. City Planning provides services that implement the policies and objectives of the community that are set forth in the City’s General Plan and Municipal Code. The Department is responsible for development with the goal of enhancing and preserving our physical, social, and economic quality. The Planner processes applications for all development proposals and provides support for the Economic Development Team, the Planning Commission, and the City Council.

Utilities - Ross Pippitt
As the City’s Electric Utility Director, Danny is responsible for the stewardship of all City-owned electric utility infrastructure. Ross' efforts include oversight of the City’s Water System, Wastewater System, Street network, Lights and Signals, Storm Drains, and Public Buildings. The City’s infrastructure system plays an important role in establishing and maintaining sound economic conditions and a high standard of living for the community.   Danny and Ross are integral members of our development efforts.

Dave Harden - Dave and the Bennett Engineering Team, provide high-quality civil engineering services on behalf of the City of Gridley.  Bennett Engineering Services (BEN|EN) takes pride in finding innovative and cost-effective engineering solutions to transportation, water, wastewater, drainage, site improvement, and other important infrastructure projects.

Gridley Industrial Park
The Gridley Industrial Park is a result of the City’s vision and “Can Do” attitude and commitment to provide quality jobs for the residents of Gridley. 

  • Sites are flat, semi-graded, and ready to build with nearby utilities.
  • Park entrance is located just off Highway 99 with adjacent Rail.
  • Zoned for commercial to heavy industrial use.

Gridley Industrial Park Master Concept and aerial photo.

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