El Segundo was recognized as the "Most Business-Friendly City in Los Angeles County" by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation in both 2006 and 2015. Our experienced staff offers proactive, personalized attention to the needs of businesses. At the City of El Segundo, we believe economic development is a shared responsibility of all of our employees. Every business is very important to the economic vitality of the City’s truly one-of-a-kind business environment.
The City of El Segundo offers modern creative office developments, low tax rates, a highly-skilled workforce, and a range of corporate office and manufacturing space in a well-planned business community. El Segundo's Economic Development Advisory Council, comprised of respected industry leaders, is a model of effective public and private collaboration that develops and implements innovative economic development strategies in the city.
El Segundo, known as the city Where Big Ideas Take Off, sets a one-day goal for turn-around on business licenses, expedites permits, and offers after-hour approvals. El Segundo maintains some of the lowest taxes in L.A. County. City staff works closely with businesses on projects, from initial inquiry through certificate of occupancy. Home to 16,000 residents, many Fortune 500 companies, and cutting-edge start-ups, El Segundo is a city where innovation thrives. Learn more about El Segundo’s diverse economy here.
In 2017 El Segundo will celebrate its centennial - 100 years of innovation, leadership, and growth. As the city approaches this milestone, it continues to focus on supporting a diverse and vibrant economy, and set the standard as the most business-friendly city in Los Angeles.
Barbara Voss serves as the City’s Economic Development Manager to support and promote the growth of the City’s economy. Ms. Voss has worked with businesses for many years to assist with access to tax credits, permit processing, financing, funding for workforce development, and many other resources.