ARCADIA NAMED MOST BUSINESS FRIENDLY CITY FINALIST FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
September 19, 2017 – The City of Arcadia was announced as an Eddy Awards finalist for Most Business-Friendly City by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) for cities with a population under 68,000. This is the second time the City of Arcadia has been selected as a finalist for this award.
Finalists are selected by a blue ribbon panel that evaluates and recognizes Los Angeles County cities that are doing the most to encourage job creation and facilitate the ease of doing business within their communities. “It’s great to see the City of Arcadia continuing to be leader in in our economic development efforts,” said Mayor Peter Amundson. “Arcadia has long been known to be a great place to raise a family but being recognized for our unique approach to business attraction and development for two years in a row is no small feat. It’s important for the business community and entrepreneurs to know that the City is here to help them pursue their dreams in Arcadia.”
Over the past several years, 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.
Winners of the 2017 Eddy Awards will be announced on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The annual gala began in 1996 to support fulfillment of the LAEDC’s mission to recognize excellence by celebrating individuals, organizations, and cities that demonstrate exceptional contributions to economic development in the region. For more information, please visit the LAEDC website at www.laedc.org/eddy-awards.
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Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Arcadia is an 11.38 square mile community with a population of just over 56,000. Located approximately 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Arcadia is known for combining small-town charm with the conveniences and amenities of a mid-size city. Arcadia is a full-service charter city governed by a five member City Council, elected at-large. Recognized for exceptional education and recreation opportunities and beautiful neighborhoods, Arcadia is also defined as the “Community of Homes” and has twice been designated the “Best City in California in which to Raise Kids” by Business Week Magazine.