Glendora was chosen as one of the Most Business Friendly cities in the San Gabriel Valley Nov. 13.
The Eddy Award was given out by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation at the 19th Annual EDDY Awards.
The distinction went to Glendora, categorized for cities with a population under 65,000, based on the following criteria:
—demonstrated commitment to economic development as a priority
—Programs and services designed to facilitate business entry, expansion and retention
—Economic development activity over the past three years
—Competitive business tax rates and fee structures
—Availability of economic incentives
—Effective communication with and about business clients
“The City of Glendora … keeps costs low for businesses, cuts red tape, and its successful business assistance program rewards startups and existing businesses for job creation,” said Bill Allen, LAEDC president and CEO in a written statement.
“The City’s economic development staff visits hundreds of businesses to help them access city programs and workshops and inform them of available space to grow,” Allen said.
“On behalf of the Glendora City Council, I want to thank the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation for providing this opportunity for cities to be recognized for their efforts to create a business friendly climate,” said Glendora Mayor Judy Nelson in a written statement. “Our staff has focused on streamlining our requirements, keeping our fees low and partnering with our business community to assist with their specific needs.”