Why Glendora?

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 Glendora is an Excellent Place to Conduct Business
Just Ask our Business Owners.


In a 2016 Business Survey , 82% of respondents rated the City as a "Good to Excellent" place to conduct business.  In addition, the City was selected by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation as the Most Business Friendly City in Los Angeles County, and was voted as the "Best Friendly City," and "Best Downtown" by the San Gabriel Valley Newsgroups Readers Choice Awards.  Among the many reasons why businesses select Glendora as a home for their business are: the High Quality of Life, the Access to freeways, metro areas, and customers.


 Glendora was recognized as a finalist for the Most Business Friendly City Eddy Award in
2012 and 2013 and was victorious in securing the title in 2014.

The City of Glendora is situated at the Foothill (210) and Orange (57) Freeways, within a 20 minute drive to Los Angeles, and the San Bernardino and Orange counties. The planned Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension includes a station in Glendora which will allow additional commute options to Glendora from Los Angeles, to the West, and Montclair, to the East.

Business Friendly
The City of Glendora was awarded the 2014 Most Business Friendly City in Los Angeles County by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), and was a finalist for this award in 2012 and 2013.
Recognition as a Business-Friendly City, is a result of Glendora's: 

• Demonstrated commitment to economic development as a priority 
• Excellence in 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 structure 
• Effective communication with and about business clients

Business Assistance Program:
The City of Glendora offers a Micro-Enterprise Program and a Small Business Loan to both new and existing business owners.  These programs are structured as a forgivable business loan covering  up to 75% of eligible project costs, up to $75,000. 

 For more information, please call the Assistant to the City Manager at (626) 914-8292 or review the following:

                                                      Economic Development Loan-Grant Program 

Low Cost of Doing Business: The low cost of doing business in Glendora will help your bottom line and offer room to grow your business. Glendora takes affirmative steps to keep costs down by offering: 

• Competitive Fees                                              • No utility user tax
• Competitive Commercial Lease Rates           • Streamlined plan check
• No extra sales tax levies                                  • Housing for a variety of income levels 

Business Workshops
The Glendora Economic Development office makes an effort to support the development and growth of its business community by providing quality workshops. To be notified of the next scheduled workshop, please call (626) 914-8292 or email your information to vescalante@ci.glendora.ca.us.

If you are ready to start your new business, or expand, take the time to explore Glendora.
If you have any questions, or need assistance finding a suitable location, please contact: 

Valerie Escalante
Assistant to the City Manager
116 E. Foothill Blvd., Glendora CA 91741
(626) 914-8292 

      For community demographics, please click here: 
          Glendora Demographics and Statistics