The City of La Palma’s economic development activities are designed to stimulate local business growth, of both large and small companies, and generate additional new jobs in the community. The City is responsive to any new business that shows an interest in locating within the City as well as attracting complementary new businesses to become part of our business community.
Business Attraction, Retention, & Expansion
The City of La Palma understands the importance of a strong and thriving business environment. The City is keenly aware that the economic strength and stability of the City is largely dependent upon the local businesses that select La Palma as their place to do business.
The City’s attraction, retention, and expansion activities include marketing of La Palma’s strengths which include among other things, its ideal central and convenient location, exceptional public safety, qualified and educated labor pool, and excellent quality of life.
Grounded in La Palma’s pro-business attitude is direct personal outreach to companies as a complementary component of our business retention and attraction effort. Business access to the Mayor and executive staff is a scheduling priority. For those looking to expand or relocate in La Palma, the City has a “Jump Start” program which is a no-fee pre-development consultation. We also offer no-charge Zoning Verification letters to minimize risk and encourage lenders. The City strives to help its valued businesses with their compliance with State and Federal regulations.
Business Engagement Ad Hoc Committee
In 2019, the La Palma City Council created the Business Engagement Ad Hoc Committee comprised of two City Council members to engage with local businesses to promote economic prosperity and growth within La Palma in order to maintain and enhance a healthy economy that provides not only revenues for high-quality municipal services, but also serves the purpose of protecting and promoting the quality of life residents enjoy. Click here to learn more about the Business Engagement Ad Hoc Committee.
In May 2019, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) released its detailed profile on La Palma. This profile includes information regarding population, households, transportation, employment, retail, education, and public health. A copy of 2019 City of La Palma profile can be found here.