Lakewood a finalist for ‘Most Business-Friendly City’
Lakewood has been selected as one of five finalists for cities over 65,000 in population by the L.A. County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) for its 2014 Most Business-Friendly City in L.A. County award. The winner will be announced at the 19th Annual Eddy (as in “economic development”) Awards on November 13.
The awards recognize cities that proactively promote business-friendly programs and services that spur job-creation. Lakewood’s strengths, as highlighted by the LAEDC, include being a low-tax city and expediting business growth through a fast and efficient planning and permitting process. “We’re excited about being named a finalist,” said Lakewood Mayor Todd Rogers. “Helping businesses succeed in Lakewood is a priority for us on the city council and in city government, and it’s very gratifying to have our efforts recognized.”
Other finalists in the 65,000 population and above category are Bellflower, Glendale, Palmdale and Santa Clarita. Finalists in the 65,000 and below category include Artesia, El Segundo, Glendora, Pico Rivera and Vernon.