On Thursday night, the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation recognized the City of Santa Clarita as the Most Business Friendly City with a population greater than 68,000 and the City of Pico Rivera as the Most Business Friendly City with a population under 68,000.
The Eddy Awards® is one of the most prestigious awards programs to recognize leadership in economic development in business and government throughout Los Angeles County. It celebrates exceptional public and private leadership in LA County economic development, with the Most Business Friendly City Award and recognition of honorees that demonstrate outstanding contributions to economic development in the region.
“This year’s Most Business Friendly City awardees understand that communities and families thrive when good jobs are created,” said Bill Allen, Chief Executive Officer of LAEDC. “And because business location is by choice in a globalized economy, these cities also appreciate that private sector job creation depends greatly on having business-friendly practices.”
Santa Clarita City Council Member Laurene Weste accepted the award on the city's behalf, along with other members of the City Council, and city staff. “Santa Clarita is consistently known as one of the state’s most business friendly cities," said Holly Schroeder, President & CEO of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation, who was also in attendance. "Leaders in Santa Clarita recognize the importance of a strong and diverse economy to protect and enhance SCV’s quality of life. As our partners in economic development, SCVEDC is thrilled that the City of Santa Clarita has been given this honor."