The Los Angeles Economic Development Commission (LAEDC) named Santa Clarita the most business friendly city in Los Angeles County. The award was presented to the City of Santa Clarita at a gala in Beverly Hills on Monday November 17. Santa Clarita has been a top five finalist for the award for the last two years.
Some of the City’s business friendly innovations include no business license fees, no utility user fees and having a streamlined permit process. Additionally, in 2007 the City was designated as a state Enterprise Zone and the City began a City/Sheriff business alliance program.