HAWTHORNE

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Overview

The City of Hawthorne is nimble and quick to respond to challenges. In all we do, we strive for excellence.

We have room for growth and a strong desire to revitalize the community. Our small businesses and local industries know what they need and the City is willing and able to help them succeed. We also recognize that in times of economic uncertainty, entrepreneurs are at their best. We listen to what the business community is saying and we adjust to remove obstacles.

Ideally located near Los Angeles International Airport, connected by rail to the Port of Los Angeles and downtown Los Angeles and surrounded by the San Diego (I-405), Harbor (I-110), and Glenn M. Anderson (I-105) Freeways and 3 Metro Green Line Stations, the City of Hawthorne could easily be termed the "Hub of the South Bay." By virtue of its location, Hawthorne affords quick and easy access to all that Southern California offers; culture, sports, entertainment, mountains and beaches. Temperatures in the area are always among the most pleasant in the Los Angeles basin.

The City of Hawthorne possesses a shared vision towards the future to create a great city and build an economy which supports the community's desire for a high quality of life.

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At-a-Glance

  • 86,851
    Population
  • 45,619
    Labor Force
  • 44,569
    Median Household Income
  • 6.7%
    Unemployment Rate

Key Figures

86,851
Population (2015)
$462,000
Median Home Value
28,379
Households

BUSINESS FRIENDLYINCENTIVES

Hawthorne City Hall
Hawthorne City Hall

Business Friendly Tax and Operating Costs
Hawthorne’s straightforward, no nonsense approach to business translates to equitable tax and fee schedules that reflect the service needs of property owners and business operators. It also means that you won’t be surprised by ‘hidden’ fees or assessments down the road.

Unsurpassed Accessibility
Hawthorne is ideally situated at the intersection of the I-105 and 405 Freeways and is minutes away from LAX via regular surface transportation. It has its own municipal airport that handles general recreational aviation, commuter and light cargo operations. Three major passenger stations are located in Hawthorne along the strategically placed MTA light rail transit system. Connecting stations to the east side of the L.A. basin provide passage to downtown Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach.

Streamlined Permit and Approval Process
Hawthorne prides itself in the fact that business licenses, plan checks and building permits are processed on a fast track system, eliminating weeks and months of processing time.

Competitive Lease Rates and Terms
Hawthorne properties offer highly competitive rates and terms for commercial and industrial space.

Workforce Assistance
from the SBWIB


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Business Incentives Guide

 

 

HAWTHORNE’S NOTABLE Employers

Tesla Design Center
Tesla Design Center
  • SpaceX
  • Tesla Design Center
  • Triumph Aerostructures
  • 9 to 5 Seating
  • Costco (2 Locations)

HAWTHORNE CITY FACTS:

City of Hawthorne
City of Hawthorne
  • Incorporated: 1922
  • Government: Mayor-City Council- City Manager
  • Median Age: 32
  • Median-home value: $462,000
  • Households: 28,379
  • Award Winning Schools
  • Municipal Airport
  • Parks: 10
  • Fire Stations: 3
  • Public Swimming Pools: 1
  • Public Libraries: 2

DEVELOPMENTS

  • Over 600 Single Family Homes under Construction
  • 3 Mixed Use Projects of over 5 acres

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Economic Development

The Economic Development division is tasked with business recruitment, business retention and expansion activities. Working closely with the City Manager’s office and the Finance Department, Economic Development implements the City’s incentive programs to achieve these goals and improve the economic vitality of the City.

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