Economic Development

A thriving community depends upon a strong business community that provides jobs and enhances the livability of Gresham. As councilwoman, Janine has been a strong voice for job creators and supports policies that will strengthen and empower Gresham’s small businesses to succeed.

What We’ve Done

  • Allocated $5.2 million of federal ARPA funds used to support public safety.
  • Hiring incentives for Police officers and six non-sworn police department positions
  • Supported expansion of the Police Mental Health/Services Coordination Team to add two new clinicians.
  • Supported an additional four firefighter limited-term positions.
  • $1 million Federal ARPA funds toward the youth violence prevention Program.
  • Supported funds to support community-based organizations that provide services for youth.
  • Fought to ensure Gresham led the region in getting $500,000 ARPA grants to small businesses quickly during COVID to protect jobs during shutdowns.
  • Led the way for continued incentive programs for small and large companies, extended the garage to storefront program, and supported the enterprise zone program which creates higher wage jobs and training programs for Gresham’s residents.

Support Janine Gladfelter
for Gresham City Council