Updated: Dec 19, 2019
2018 | Most Business Friendly City with a population under 50,000
LOS ANGELES, CA – (November 8, 2018) Tonight at the 23rd annual Eddy Awards®, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) recognized the City of Whittier as the Most Business Friendly City with a population greater than 50,000 and the City of Azusa as the Most Business Friendly City with a population under 50,000. The Eddy Awards celebrate outstanding contributions to economic development, and 600 people were present at the Intercontinental Hotel in Downtown LA to honor recipients and support LAEDC’s public-benefit mission to collectively advance opportunity and prosperity.
"The city’s access to Azusa Light & Water’s reliable source of water and competitive utility rates, convenient freeway options, and small business resources are a few reasons why businesses choose Azusa."
The winners were selected by a panel of blue ribbon judges based on the following criteria:
Demonstrated commitment to economic development as a priority
Programs and services designed to facilitate business entry, expansion, and retention
Economic development activity over the past three years
Competitive business tax rates and fee structures
Availability of economic incentives
Regular and effective communication with businesses
City of Azusa– 2018 Eddy Award Winner in the category of Population under 50,000
The City of Azusa recognizes the power of commerce to help a community thrive. That’s why Azusa invests in resources to create a business-friendly environment. Azusa’s TOD specific plan incentivizes development by minimizing entitlement requirements. City staff is readily available to assist in navigating the development review process and cutting permit processing times through preliminary plan reviews, study sessions and a one-stop counter. The city’s access to Azusa Light & Water’s reliable source of water and competitive utility rates, convenient freeway options, and small business resources are a few reasons why businesses choose Azusa.
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) is collectively advancing opportunity and prosperity for all. This is achieved via collaborative economic development leadership, objective economic research and analysis, strategic assistance to business, education and government partners, and targeted public policy. LAEDC was established in 1981 as a public-benefit, private nonprofit.
Media contact: Lawren Markle, Director of Public Relations, Lawren.Markle@LAEDC.org, 213-236-4847
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