Which City is the “Most Business Friendly in Los Angeles County?” LAEDC knows and releases finalists

Bill Allen Pres. & CEO, LAEDC

Twelve cities vie for coveted award in competition to be named as L.A.County’s “friendliest” city for businesses to thrive and create jobs

Los Angeles, Oct. 0 4, 2010—The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) today announced the finalists for its 2010Most Business-Friendly City in Los Angeles Countyaward. The cities ofAlhambra, Carson,Downey, Torrance,West Covina andWhittier are finalists for the population 60,000 and over category, and the cities of Azusa, Cerritos, Commerce, Duarte,La Mirada and Monrovia are finalists in the population 60,000 and under category.

One winner from each category will be announced live at the 15th Annual Eddy® Awards on Wednesday, November 10th, at the Beverly Hilton.  Inaugurated in 1996, the Eddy® Awards gala has become the most important economic development award program in the state of California.  In 2006, the LAEDC created the “business-friendly” award category to recognize cities within the County that are proactively promoting business-friendly programs and services.

“All of this year’s finalists have made economic development and job creation a top priority,” said LAEDC president and CEO, Bill Allen.  “This year, we received more applications from cities throughout the County than in any other year in the award’s history. These cities understand that having healthy, vibrant and prosperous communities depend on attracting, retaining and growing businesses which are so critical to sustaining our economic vitality and quality of life.”

To learn more about the finalists and how they were selected based on  certain criteria visit:


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