Economic Development Division

Economic Development Division


  • Building strong and effective relationships with the local business community and City
  • Business recruitment, retention, and expansion
  • Coordinating with appropriate City departments to facilitate development projects
  • Marketing the City of Alhambra to targeted industries, businesses, and commercial tenants
  • Promoting and marketing identified development opportunities within the City
  • Providing a valuable communication link between the business community and City

Economic Development Appointments

Effective Monday, July 6, the Economic Development Division will be open Monday through Thursday by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call or email Janette Alvarez, Project Manager.

‍Is your small business being impacted by Coronavirus? Please visit the Assistance for Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus page for more information and resources. You can find more information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update page.

Business Development

The City of Alhambra encourages and welcomes sustainable business development that supports economic growth and improves the quality of life for its citizens. Alhambra is a business friendly City that maintains ongoing dialogue with existing businesses in an effort to maintain a positive business environment.

Choose Alhambra

Choose Alhambra

Alhambra is "The Gateway to Opportunity in the San Gabriel Valley". Incorporated in 1903, the City is a well-managed, and family and business-friendly community with excellent schools and community services. named Alhambra 5th in California among its 2014 "Top 100 Best Places to Live" and was recently recognized as the "Most Business-Friendly City in L.A. County" by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation.

The City is strategically located in western San Gabriel Valley and provides tremendous opportunities for office, commercial and industrial operations. Alhambra is located close to major employment and business hubs in downtown Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley, Orange County, and the Inland Empire. Alhambra and the San Gabriel Valley are served by major universities, community colleges, historical and cultural institutions, research facilities, and air, rail, port, and freeway transportation infrastructure.

To find out how Alhambra can work with you to ensure a good fit for your business in the Alhambra community, call us. The Economic Development Division serves as the City liaison to the business community. Staff also provides processing assistance in dealing with City permits. Our team is here to help your business prosper in Alhambra.