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Arcadia Named Most Business-Friendly City Finalist

Post Date:09/23/2016 7:48 a.m.
The City of Arcadia was announced as an Eddy Awards finalist for Most Business-Friendly City by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) for cities with a population under 68,000. This is the first time the City of Arcadia has been selected as a finalist for this award.

Finalists are selected by a blue ribbon panel that evaluates and recognizes Los Angeles County cities that are doing the most to encourage job creation and facilitate the ease of doing business within their communities. “This has been a long time coming,” said Mayor Tom Beck. “It is recognition that the City Council, City staff, and our business partners in the community are working together to promote prosperity and to ensure the economic vitality of Arcadia for decades to come.”

Over the past several years, the City has taken great strides to cut red tape, streamline processes, and enhance customer service through a business assistance program. “It’s an exciting time to be doing business in Arcadia,” said Assistant City Manager/Development Services Director Jason Kruckeberg. “We invite entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes to see Arcadia and experience our commitment to a business friendly environment, and a great business experience above and beyond their expectations.”

Winners of the 2016 Eddy Awards will be announced on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills. The annual gala began in 1996 to support fulfillment of the LAEDC’s mission to recognize excellence by celebrating individuals, organizations, and cities that demonstrate exceptional contributions to economic development in the region. For more information, please visit the LAEDC website at www.laedc.org/eddy-awards.
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