GARDENA

The City of Opportunity - A Great Place to do Business

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Overview

The City of Gardena, an “All-America City” is a small, highly urbanized community of 5.85 square miles located just south of downtown Los Angeles in the center of the South Bay.

Its neighboring cities include Torrance, Lawndale, Hawthorne, Redondo Beach and Carson. Over 30% of adults have college degrees, including men and women with a wide variety of job capabilities, from entry level to the specialized technical, supervisory and management level.

With strong growth projected and a focus on two major Development Corridors (the Artesia and Rosecrans Corridor), Gardena is an ideal location central to major freeways, (I 405-110 and Redondo Beach 91), railways and international trade seaports, Gardena offers businesses a competitive advantage. Consumer spending surveys demonstrate $2.3 and $3 billion for each of the Development Corridors and major city arterials.

Gardena - gateway to South Bay business, residential and recreation.

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At-a-Glance

  • 59,867
    Population
  • 30,812
    Labor Force
  • 64,494
    Peak Daytime Population
  • 7.5%
    Unemployment Rate

Key Figures

59,867
Population (2015)
$397,900
Median Home Value
22,000
Households

BUSINESS FRIENDLY INCENTIVES

Chromalloy
Chromalloy

Does your business need exterior paint, stucco or new signage?

A business can receive a 50% rebate of its improvement costs up to a maximum rebate of $10,000 with the Western Avenue & Crenshaw Blvd. Commercial & Industrial Exterior Improvement Rebate Program

Call (310) 217-9645 for more information.

Gardena Economic Development Webpage

List of California Credits and Incentives

Other incentives:

  • Business District Policing Program
  • Site Selection Assistance
  • Workforce Development Programs (SBWIB)
  • Marketing
  • Referrals
  • Expedited Permitting
  • Competitive Fees
  • Ombudsman Program
  • Facade Rebate Program
  • Go-Biz California Tax Credit
  • 5% Local Small Business Credit

Related Links:

Information for Gardena Business – Flyer

Business Incentives Guide

GARDENA’S MAJOR EMPLOYERS

Ramona’s Mexican Food
Ramona’s Mexican Food
  • Nissin Foods
  • Hitco Carbon Composites, Inc.
  • Southwest Offset Printing
  • Crenshaw Lumber Co
  • Ramona’s Mexican Food
  • Gardena Honda
  • Gardena Nissan
  • Normandie Club
  • Hustler Casino
  • Gardena Memorial Hospital
  • UPS
  • Target
  • Sam’s Club
  • Z Gallerie
  • Chromalloy Corporation

CITY FACTS:

Gardena Public Library
Gardena Public Library
  • Form of Government: Mayor-City Council-City Manager
  • Business Licenses Issued (2013) 1476
  • Median household income:  $50,111
  • Median Age: 38
  • Size:  5.85 square miles
  • Median-home value, owner occupied: $397,900
  • Households: 22,000
  • Parks:  6; 1 Parkette; 1 Skateboard Park
  • Fire Stations:  2
  • Public Swimming Pools:  1 (open air)
  • Public Libraries:  2
  • Golf Courses:  1

 


DEVELOPMENTS

Streetscape Improvement
Streetscape Improvement
  • Dollar Tree
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Starbuck’s Coffee Co.
  • Platinum Row: 96 Townhome units
  • MBK Phase 2: 60 residential units, 1600 At Artesia  Square
  • Olson Co Development: 42 unit townhouse community
  • Gardena Market Place (Anchor: Albertsons); Chipotle, Jersey’s Mikes, Panda Express, Yogurtland
  • BeBe Plaza (retail center with multiple  tenants including Caffè Bene
  • Best Western Hotel
  • 37- Unit Spring Park Senior Villa
  • 2-Mile Rosecrans Median Landscape Project

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