1. Enrich Arcadia

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  2. Protect Arcadia

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  3. Shape Arcadia

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Economic Development

The City of Arcadia’s Economic Development Team welcomes you to explore the rich history, current growth, and development potential of our City.  We are here to assist businesses to open and thrive in this exciting, central location within the greater Los Angeles area.   For commercial developers, Economic Development Staff is available to discuss your project and provide support and guidance through the approval process.  Come see Arcadia and experience our commitment to a business-friendly environment and a great experience above and beyond your expectations.

Business Districts:
Arcadia features seven distinct Business Districts, each with its own unique characteristics and opportunities.  


Business Assistance Program:

Through the Arcadia Business Assistance Program, a member of our Economic Development staff will work with you hand in hand to quickly guide you through the approval process from the first point of contact all the way to the ribbon cutting ceremony.  

Business Friendly Zoning:
Arcadia has recently adopted a new business-friendly zoning code that allows for easy, by-right adaptive reuse of existing buildings, flexible parking arrangements, streamlined development review, and a fast, straightforward approval process.


Marketing & Promotion:
See Arcadia. Above & Beyond is the City's economic development and business promotion marketing campaign. Consisting of marketing brochures, videos, social media spots, promotional merchandise, and more, the goal is to promote and market Arcadia's business districts and highlight the City of Arcadia as a business-friendly destination. 



Tim Schwehr 
Senior Management Analyst
(626) 574-5409
Published: October 13, 2021