Economic Development Division
Welcome! The City's Economic Development Division of the Community Development Department is dedicated to creating a positive business climate in Burlingame that helps local businesses thrive. The City recognizes the important role business plays in supporting the high quality of life enjoyed in Burlingame. We are committed to helping retain and expand existing businesses and to promote new development.
Please contact Cleese Relihan, Economic Development Specialist if you have any questions about City services for businesses, expanding your business, and locating your business in Burlingame.
The Economic Development Specialist coordinates with other city departments and realtors to aid businesses interested in locating in Burlingame to identify spaces that best fit their needs while also reaching out to businesses that increase the quality of life and meet the needs of the community.
The Economic Development Specialist regularly keeps in touch with the local businesses and DBIDs to offer assistance, refers businesses to appropriate city contacts and organizations that can provide services, and seeks opportunities that help businesses reach out to their customers and members.
To help Burlingame and their businesses, the Economic Development Specialist keeps up with the latest trends on economic development strategies through various economic development associations, state and federal agencies, and regional organizations to market Burlingame as an ideal city for business.