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Representing the united effort of regional industry and government leaders, the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) works to provide an integrated approach to attracting, retaining and expanding a diversity of business and industry in the Santa Clarita Valley. Click each of the four services we offer to learn more.

Business Attraction

Deciding to relocate or expand your business is a big decision. At the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation, our experienced Business Development staff works directly with your company's management, consultants and real estate professionals to ensure relocation and expansion projects come in on time and on budget.

 We are your resource for:

  • Site Search and Property Selection Assistance Service
  • Business Incentive Information (Local, State & Federal)
  • Coordinated Workforce Training and Recruitment Services
  • Job Placement & Training Assistance through COC WorkSource Center
  • Collaboration with Local Government Agencies and Utilities
  • Assistance in Accessing Public Financing Programs
  • Fiscal and Economic Impact Calculations
  • City and Regional Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Build-to-Suit & Design-Build Custom Proposals
  • Labor Market Analysis
  • Custom Research

We welcome the opportunity to assist your business in locating or expanding in the Santa Clarita Valley. For more information on our relocation assistance resources, contact James E. Brown, SCVEDC Business Attraction Manager at (661) 288-4413. 

Business Expansion and Retention

SCVEDC actively addresses the needs of existing businesses throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. Contact us for a no-cost, confidential one-on-one business assistance visit to learn more about the wide range of economic development services we offer. 

  • Coordinated Business Retention & Expansion Interviews
  • Site Search and Property Selection Assistance Services
  • Economic Development Incentives (Foreign Trade Zone, Tax Credits and more)
  • Job Placement & Training Assistance through COC WorkSource Center
  • Coordinated Workforce Training and Recruitment Services
  • Collaboration with Local Government Agencies and Utilities
  • Targeted Industry Cluster Business Inventory
  • Assistance in Accessing Public Financing Programs
  • Labor Market Analysis
  • Custom Research

To learn more about the BEAR Program or to schedule a consultation, contact Christopher Girdwood, SCVEDC Manager of Business Outreach and Communications at (661) 288-4407. Download the BEAR Program brochure by clicking here.

Community Marketing

Santa Clarita has much to offer and it’s our job to spread the word. We do this by crafting an informative newsletter, blogging for SCV Means Business and occasionally interviewing SCV’s local leadership and distributing it through our podcast.

We also, engage the Signal Newspaper, KHTS AM 1220, regional business journals and other outlets to ensure we tell SCV’s economic development story. Whether it’s the 2 Million square feet of commercial or industrial space coming online in 2014 or trade mission trips to Asia – we keep you in the know. We are happy to visit with SCV employers and business support organizations to present the benefits of doing business in our community. 

Let’s champion each others efforts in building a robust economic base in the SCV! Connect with us and we will do our best to collaborate on stories and events through social media. 

Please visit our Regional Overview for more detailed info about the SCV!

Economic Information

SCVEDC regularly publishes reports on the local economy, real estate market and the industry clusters that drive the local economic base in the SCV!  In partnership with the College of the Canyons, we also host the Annual Economic & Real Estate Outlook event in March that brings together 200+ community innovators.

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SCVEDC’s economic development efforts generate wealth for the Santa Clarita Valley by helping to create high-skilled & high-wage jobs. Our investors lead us in creating a diverse and resilient economic environment where businesses can prosper.