Housing and Economic Development 
1901 Main Street, Suite C
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Santa Monica Economica Development

Economic Development Division

Business Climate

 Here are some useful resources for opening a business in Santa Monica or finding incentives for prospective businesses.

Santa Monica Snapshot - Facts & Figures

Provides a statistical overview of the City of Santa Monica with links for researching more comprehensive data.

Santa Monica Labor Market Data: Employment by SectorEstablishments by Sector

Opening a Business Flowchart 

Directs new businesses along a trail to familiarize you with the City's regulatory process. 

A Guide to Opening a Business in Santa Monica

This provides a summary of information you may need when opening a business in Santa Monica. To view: click here.

Taxable Sales (Quarterly Reports) 

Reports information about sales tax performance by geographic section and industry group.

Principal Employers in Santa Monica

Lists the largest employers in the City of Santa Monica.

Total Businesses by Size and Zip Code

Lists total Santa Monica businesses by number of employees and zip code.

Business Improvement Districts Map

Displays a map showing the boundaries of the four Santa Monica Business Improvement Districts.




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