In November 2015, at the 20th annual Eddy Awards Gala, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) recognized the City of Palmdale as the “Most Business-Friendly City” in Los Angeles County. The Eddy Award is the equivalent of an Oscar for the most pro-business city.
The Antelope Valley continues to demonstrate its commitment to growth through the use of business-friendly practices.
Here are just a few reasons why LAEDC presented the 2015 Eddy Award to Palmdale:
Palmdale boasts ample and affordable space, a highly skilled and motivated workforce, incentives, outstanding infrastructure, and a solid transportation plan for the future. The city provides businesses with extremely fast entitlement approval process. The city has implemented a new ProjectDox Program where developers/contractors electronically submit plans for review, comment & approval. Additionally, the City of Palmdale offers Crime Prevention Thru Environmental Design (CPTED) in the design stages of development for businesses. The city does a lot of the little things right too, such as making monthly visits with the Mayor to local businesses, providing personalized service by staff, publicizing and hosting grand openings and celebrations, and building lasting relationships. Maybe that’s why John Novak, President of Patton’s Steel called Palmdale “the most accommodating City we’ve ever worked with.”