Congratulations to the City of Arcadia on its Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) EDDY’s win as a Most Business-Friendly City! Arcadia won in the Under 68,000 in Population category for cities in Los Angeles County.
The City of Arcadia, located 13 miles northeast of Downtown Los Angeles, is home to a diverse population, a vibrant economy, a regional mall, and the world-class Santa Anita Racetrack. As a premier destination in the San Gabriel Valley for shopping, entertainment, and world renowned Asian cuisine, the City of Arcadia has taken bold steps to strengthen its business-friendly environment for new and existing businesses, while also positioning itself as a hub for foreign investment and development in the region.
Encapsulated in their marketing campaign “See Arcadia. Above & Beyond”, Arcadia prides itself on having a nimble and dedicated city staff, a vibrant local economy, and a business-friendly approach committed to going above and beyond expectations. Arcadia’s high quality of life, great schools, and cultural amenities continue to attract new residents and visitors, and a new business-friendly zoning code adopted in 2016 demonstrates the city’s continued commitment to cutting red tape, promoting economic growth, and supporting local businesses.
The City has taken great strides to cut red tape, streamline processes, and enhance customer service through a business assistance program, and a new pro-business development code. “The City recognizes the changes in the retail and commercial sector, and is committed to a proactive and flexible approach”, said Assistant City Manager/Development Services Director, Jason Kruckeberg. “We are focused on finding creative solutions for new businesses, providing resources and assistance to existing businesses, and fostering a business-friendly environment throughout the City.
With the opening of a Metro Gold Line station in the central location and historic core of Downtown Arcadia, the City of Arcadia is well positioned to develop significant transit oriented development opportunities, that also capitalizes on the direct high-volume mass transit connection to Downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena. Additionally, Arcadia’s new business-friendly zoning code reduces parking zoning requirements, allowing restaurants, gastropubs, and retail to fill existing commercial spaces in much of the Downtown Arcadia District.
The City of Arcadia has demonstrated that through a steady vision and a commitment to innovative approaches, and overall business-friendly practices, the City is well positioned to propel its residents, business, and economy forward.