You Belong Here: Glendale, Arizona – From Super Bowls to Exploding Development and Growth
This week Robert and JJ’s guests were City of Glendale Arizona’s Mayor Jerry Weiers and Assistant Director of Economic Development, Jessi Pederson. From Mayor Weiers refreshing honesty to Jessi’s knowledgeable insight, we couldn’t have had a better discussion.
The City of Glendale is a vibrant and welcoming metropolitan city with extraordinary opportunities for everyone to prosper, connect, and experience all that is remarkable about this great community.
We began our discussion with the Super Bowl. Glendale, home of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, is hosting their third Super Bowl in 2023 after hosting in 2008 and 2015. The Mayor is proud of the continuing development of the Westgate Entertainment District & the space available to double it’s current size. Jessi shared examples of the exploding growth along the Loop 303, Glendale’s New Frontier, with projections to add 80,000,000 square feet of development along this corridor within the next 10 years.
Both of our guests are excited about the planned redevelopment of the city center to include the city hall office building, amphitheater and park, and to continue to the rest of downtown Glendale.
With over 250,000 residents and nearly 2,000 city employees working together to make Glendale the community of choice for those looking to live, work, and play, You Belong Here is a fitting tagline.
Valley residents learn about what goes into hosting Super Bowl 57, the current and planned development along the Loop 303 corridor, & what is happening with the redevelopment of the downtown city center.
The city of Glendale is a vibrant and welcoming metropolitan city with extraordinary opportunities for everyone to prosper, connect, and experience all that is remarkable about our community. Incorporated in 1910, Glendale is home to both historic attractions like Sahuaro Ranch Park and state of the art entertainment facilities like State Farm Stadium the home of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals and the 2008, 2015, and 2023 Super Bowls.
The city is home to natural preserves such as Thunderbird Conservation Park and high-tech manufacturers like Conair and Honeywell Aerospace. The city can boast medical school Midwestern University, the only veterinary school in the state of Arizona, and Luke Air Force Base, the training home for new F-35 pilots.
The Westgate Entertainment District is Arizona’s premier entertainment destination offering a vibrant outdoor setting with unique water features and an interactive shopping, dining and entertainment experience. Nearby, the city’s Gila River Arena hosts a multitude of concerts and entertainment events throughout the year.
We are 250,784 residents & nearly 2000 city employees working together to make Glendale the community of choice for those looking to live, work, and play. Our tagline, You Belong Here, is the sentiment we want people to feel about our community and is characteristic of our mission; we improve the lives of the people we serve every day.
Whether you’re a history buff or a professional sports fan, You Belong Here. Whether you’re a resident, a business owner, a visitor, or a city employee, You Belong Here – and we’re going to prove it through our exceptional customer service and unmatched quality of life.
Jerry-Weiers-MAC-and-BLEUGlendale Mayor Jerry P. Weiers was born in South Dakota and moved to Phoenix as a child. As a young boy, he learned the value of a dollar, hard work, and honesty.
He has held onto these core values throughout his life as a husband, parent, small business owner, and public servant serving four terms in the Arizona House of Representatives before becoming Mayor of Glendale in 2012. Mayor Weiers has been a lifelong advocate for the military and veterans and dedicates endless hours to providing resources and support for those