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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What does Economic Development mean in El Segundo?

A. Economic Development is an ongoing process of creating economic opportunity for all citizens; stimulating business investment, diversifying the public revenue base and enhancing the quality of life in El Segundo.

Q. What type of business assistance is available?

A. The City may refer businesses to our economic development partners such as the South Bay Economic Development Partnership for assistance with job training and employment resources.

The City has an active Business Attraction and Business Retention Team who visit existing businesses to assist with any municipal concerns. The City of El Segundo recognizes that the majority of job growth is generated by existing businesses.

Q. What demographic information is available?

A. Check out our "Visiting El Segundo" and "Business Community" sections.

Q. Do you have a Redevelopment Agency?

A. The City of El Segundo does not have a redevelopment agency.

Q. Do you participate in the Community Development Block Grant Program?

A. The City of El Segundo has been a participant in the federal funded Community Development Block Grant Program for over twenty years. Funds are used for the purposes of delivering public services, housing rehabilitation and facilities and public improvement projects. Specific projects include home delivery meals, senior in-home care, juvenile diversion, minor home repair and residential sound insulation. To determine eligibility for a specific project please contact the CDBG Program Coordinator at 310/524-2354.

Q. What is the City's involvement in the Los Angeles Air Force Base SAMS Project?

A. The City of El Segundo is the entity responsible for establishing land use controls and granting entitlements for any private development proposed under the SAMS Project.

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