To companies considering moving to the business-friendly Santa Clarita Valley, as well as their brokers and site selectors, the business services team of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation provides consultation and assessment that are professional, unbiased and confidential.
Our Manager of Business Attraction, James E. Brown, has more than 14 years of experience at Newhall Land in a senior management position, and has worked on relocation deals totaling more than 20,000 new jobs.
Initial Assessment: Setting up business in a new location involves careful consideration of many factors, and during this early stage, a company needs comprehensive information and unbiased assessment. SCVEDC can deliver both. James E. Brown at SCVEDC offers to meet with a company or its brokers at an early stage so he can capture all the needs related to a potential move and uncover any hidden issues. Companies and brokers trust SCVEDC because Brown has deep knowledge of all major SCV business parks and has participated in deals of all types, sizes and complexity.
One-Stop Resource Center: From deciding to relocate to having the business up and running, SCVEDC provides support along the way. Due to its connection with the business community, the SCVEDC provides referrals in real estate brokerage, architecture design, civil engineering, general contracting, IT, banking, finance and legal. Thanks to its relationship with the City of Santa Clarita and Los Angeles County, we can help expedite permitting process and liaise with relevant government agencies. On the job recruitment and training side, the SCVEDC works closely with AJCC (America’s Job Center of California), SBDC (Small Business Development Centers) and ETI (Employee Training Institute) to provide support at no or low cost.
Authoritative Data: At SCVEDC, we fully understand that when a company selects a new site location, they not only look at concrete features such as space, facility and road condition, but also at economic and demographic attributes such as labor pool, population charactersitic, prevailing salary and ease of commuting. The SCVEDC provides authoritative data by working with top researchers and data providers in the field of economic development. We not only release annual forecast and monthly updates, we also provide project-based regional data to help companies and brokers close the deal.