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WHY BUSINESSES CHOOSE GARDENA

Located in the heart of the South Bay, along with some of the strongest densities and strong per capita retail sales within the region, it is no wonder that Gardena is known as a quality business environment. Gardena’s foundation was built on the strength of its business industry and continues to thrive under the current leadership.

AN ESTABLISHED BUSINESS COMMUNITY

Gardena provides services to its business community in a “unique” hometown atmosphere. Gardena strives to attract high quality businesses that want to grow, be successful and who will partner with the City to create jobs, provide services to its residents, and improve the overall quality of life. Gardena’s retail sector includes plenty of national credit tenants and several nationally recognized manufacturers that produce a wide variety of products. The City is host to one of the largest printing companies in California and home to one of the oldest continuous provider of carbon composites in the United States.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Gardena’s central location makes it simple to do business in Southern California, throughout the United States, and internationally. Here are a few of Gardena’s quick-link “connections”:

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to Downtown Los Angeles

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to Long Beach Municipal Airport

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to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

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to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

EASY ACCESS FOR COMMERCE

With its ideal, centralized location, Gardena is particularly well-situated to conduct business throughout the state, or to conduct national or international trade. Gardena’s close proximity to the major Southern California freeways, the 405, 104, 110, 91, provides easy and convenient access to the Los Angeles International Airport and the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The Gardena Bus Lines, or G-Trans links with regional bus transportation as well as with Metrolink and Amtrak passenger rail. Freight moves efficiently by truck or over nearby Southern Pacific Railroad lines.

BUSINESS SERVICES

To provide support for businesses and to promote a thriving local economy, the City offers:

Streamlined Permit Processing

Elimination of Overlapping Fees

Business Friendly Staff

Business Outreach Programs

Site Selection Assistance

Contact the Economic Development Department at (310) 217-9533 to discuss opportunities in Gardena for your business.

GARDENA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Gardena Chamber of Commerce has been the voice of the business community since its founding in 1933. The chamber is committed to connecting local businesses, service organizations, and all levels of government to create an environment where people want to live, work and play. With offices in Downtown Gardena, the Chamber works closely with the City on many programs benefiting the local community and economy.

WHAT BUSINESSES ARE SAYING ABOUT GARDENA

“We have enjoyed an excellent relationship for over 20 years with the City of Gardena’s Economic Development Department. Their team of professionals have provided us with attentiveness, resources and are always available to help facilitate developments on our end.”

LARRY FLYNT

Hustler Casino
“The City of Gardena views themselves as “partners” in creating what’s best for the City. They work hand in hand with the developer to insure the City gets the best possible project for their citizens.”

MITCH GARDNER

G3 Urban
“The City Government has always been receptive to our business’s needs. The City offers incentives, an excellent quality-of-life for all its citizens and an attractive talent pool of people from diverse backgrounds.”

CARLOS LIFOSJOE

Gardena Nissan
"Gardena is a clear leader in the South Bay. Since moving our business here, the City has maintained safe and clean neighborhoods for us to business in.”

STEVE ROGERS

Southwest Offset Printing
“Gardena is a vibrant place to do business and is a great place to live and call home. It is a great city with a solid pro-business government and a great well tenured City council.”

ZORAIDA HERNANDEZ

MOP Consulting
“The City of Gardena is an outstanding place for a business to grow. The business-friendly environment, experience amongst the Economic Development team and key location are excellent reasons why businesses continue to thrive here.”

JULES KANHAN

Keller Williams

WORK WITH US

Contact the Gardena Economic Development Department at (310) 217-9533

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