By Steve Stockmar | Glendale Independent
The numbers are startling.
Even with a 2020 wrecked in many sectors by the coronavirus outbreak and its multilayered fallout, Glendale has some eye-popping trends when it comes to construction. A look at the Fiscal Year 2020-21 general fund through August shows actual revenue driven by tax collection through construction is up 94%, almost double from a year prior.
Propelling that growth have been the mega manufacturing complexes going up on the far west end of town. Buzz words like “multinational corporations,” “hundreds of new jobs” and “aggressive construction” have led investors, like Mark Anthony Brewing president John Sacksteder, whose $250 million, 916,000-square foot facility to produce White Claw hard seltzer is among the new companies in town, celebrating the “advanced manufacturing capabilities of the City of Glendale.”