Economic Development

The Most Business Friendly City...

Six years after winning the first-ever Eddy Award from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation as the "most business-friendly city" in the County, El Segundo was honored again as The Most Business Friendly City in 2015 for cities under 57,000 population category. 

El Segundo has the second highest concentration of Fortune 500s in the State of California, only behind San Fransicso. The following companies are either headquartered or have a major presence here:

  • Boeing

  • CB Richard Ellis

  • Chevron

  • Computer Sciences Corporation

  • DaVita HealthCare Partners

  • DirecTV

  • General Dynamics

  • Hewlett-Packard

  • IBM

  • Mattel

  • NCR

  • Northrop Grumman

  • NRG Energy

  • Oracle

  • Raytheon

  • SAIC

  • Time Warner Cable

  • Xerox

With its ideal location, diverse business base, affordable lease rates and available space, El Segundo has become the preferred alternative to the pricier and denser West Los Angeles and Downtown LA area markets. Sepulveda, the Rosecrans Corridor, the new elevon at Campus El Segundo development and the up-and coming Smokey Hollow districts are among the prized sections in town attracting notable companies into El Segundo. 

City of El Segundo Resources

The City of El Segundo has established a long-term strategy to promote business retention, expansion and attraction that leverages the City's many amenities and business-friendly policies such as low tax rates and speedy permitting. Coming soon, the City will unveil a revamped one-stop permit center to draw a greater breadth of technology and departments to a centralized location. 

Other Business Development Resources

Small Business Development Center hosted by El Camino College
Whether you want to grow your business or are interested in starting a business,
we can help. The Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is funded in part by the Small Business Administration (SBA). We provide individualized consulting and training to new and growing businesses.

South Bay Workforce Investment Board
The primary objective of the SBWIB is to provide policy guidance which will
allow the staff to create an environment where every person maximizes his
or her career potential, and all employers have the human resources they
need to grow and prosper.

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