The city of Santa Clarita was named the 2022 Most Business-Friendly City by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) for its commitment to helping create jobs, make doing business easier, and help businesses cut red tape ) at the 27th Annual Eddy Awards Gala at SoFi Stadium on November 9th.
This is the second time Santa Clarita has been recognized as the county’s most business-friendly city. The city also received the designation in 2008.
Santa Clarita was one of nine cities selected as a finalist for the 2022 award and one of four cities with populations greater than 60,000. Santa Clarita was chosen for its many business incentives and programs, exceptional level of service and strong partnerships with local business organizations.
Val Gardena was also awarded in the more than 60,000 categories, while El Segundo was awarded as the most business-friendly town with less than 60,000 inhabitants.
The city received the prestigious recognition from the LAEDC based on the solid resources available to businesses in Santa Clarita, including the work of the city’s Film Office, which provides a one-stop shop for film productions and fosters a supportive environment for the local film industry as well the city’s strategic partnerships.
The city’s partnerships with the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation, the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Valley Industry Association, the Small Business Development Center and the College of the Canyons help attract and retain thriving businesses with the Aim to create jobs and continuously improve the community. Additionally, these partnerships help represent and support the needs of local businesses through job fairs, training, webinars, and many other resources.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by the LAEDC as the most business-friendly city in Los Angeles County,” said Mayor Laurene Weste. “This award is a testament to the strength of our business community and the city’s strategic partnerships with local business organizations, including the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation, the Chamber of Commerce and the Valley Industry Association. I couldn’t be prouder of how our community has come together in the wake of the pandemic to support our local businesses and ensure our businesses large and small continue to thrive here in Santa Clarita.”
For more information on the City of Santa Clarita’s business development efforts and resources, please visit ThinkSantaClarita.com or contact Economic Development Associate Monica Fawcett at [email protected]
To learn more about the Most-Business Friendly City award, please visit laedc.org/eddy-awards/most-business-friendly-city/.