City Boasts Steady Business Growth

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Glendora officials announced steady business growth over the past few years.

Courtesy of the City of Glendora.

Courtesy of the City of Glendora.

New business licenses have rose steadily since 2012. New business licenses spiked in 2015, from 188 in 2014 to 201 last year–more than 3,000 business licenses are recorded by the city, officials said in a written statement.

Glendora is home to more small businesses than big box stores. Both contribute to the local economy while providing employment opportunities to residents in the area, said Valerie Escalante, assistant to the city manager.

“Recognized by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation among the Most Business Friendly Cities in Los Angeles County, the City of Glendora continues its efforts to provide a business friendly environment. These numbers suggest that Glendora’s commitment to serving as a great place to conduct business is paying off,” said Chris Jeffers, Glendora city manager.

Glendora offers resources for businesses, including a new business directory located on the city website, education workshops for business owners and an Economic Development Loan Grant that provides a forgivable loan of up to $75,000 for new and expanding businesses.

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