About the Gilroy EDC

About the Gilroy Economic Development Corp.

The Gilroy Economic Development Corporation (GEDC) was formed in 1996 when business leaders and the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce forged an initiative to form an agency that exclusively focused on economic growth within Gilroy by promoting and facilitating business development.

As a 501 (C) (3) non-profit corporation, the Gilroy EDC is a unique, independent organization that can receive grants, contributions from partners, and other funding. The Gilroy EDC has a long tradition of close working relationships with community partners including the City of Gilroy, Gilroy Welcome Center, Gilroy Chamber of Commerce, and the Gilroy Downtown Business Association. Key funding is provided by the City of Gilroy, the Chamber, grants, and most importantly, from our business partners.

The Gilroy Economic Development Corporation offers a business assistance model like no other economic development agency. We are an integrated, innovative "one-stop shop" for site selection services, rich data, workforce support and training, and assistance on permitting and development processes. Contact us today to see how we can help grow your business or inquire about becoming a partner with the GEDC.

Meet Our Staff

Tammy Brownlow
Tammy Brownlow

President | CEO

Candace Van Sambeek
Candace Van Sambeek

Administrative Assistant

2017 Board of Directors

Kurt Michielssen | Board Chair
Pinnacle Bank
Jeff Perkins | Vice Chair
Heritage Bank of Commerce
Chris Vanni | Secretary/Treasurer
Vanni Properties Inc.
Rob Oneto | Board Member
Ruggeri Jensen Azar
Peter Katavich | Board Member
Eric Gebhardt | Board Member
Hilton Garden Inn-Gilroy
Roland Velasco | Board Member
Mayor, City of Gilroy
Peter Leroe-Munoz | Board Member
Council Member, City of Gilroy
Lisa Faria | Board Member
Gilroy Chamber of Commerce
Michele Campbell | Board Member
Gilroy Chamber of Commerce
Phil Couchee | Board Member
Dr. Kathleen Rose | Board Member
Gavilian Community College
Mark Turner | Guest
Gilroy Chamber of Commerce
Jane Howard | Guest
Gilroy Welcome Center
Gabe Gonzales| Guest
City Administrator, City of Gilroy

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