RSG completed a five-year economic strategic plan for the City of Irwindale in 2011 after a year-long development process involving long-range, comprehensive market research and analysis, and intensive business stakeholder interviews and outreach meetings. Research and data results indicated that “economic gardening” was an appropriate strategy in Irwindale. Economic gardening is a growing trend in local government that prioritizes caring for and feeding existing businesses in the community as well as growing new revenue streams. RSG was hired to provide contract professional staffing and economic development implementation services immediately following the adoption of the economic strategic plan.
RSG later completed a comprehensive update to the 2011 Strategic Plan that takes a longer view on the phased release of mining properties to be used for commercial development.