Business Support Services

graphicThrough a proactive partnership with the Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce, the City of Pico Rivera is meeting the growing needs of its business community with unique business attraction, expansion and retention programs. These programs include:

• The Pico Rivera Trade Assistance Center (PRTAC) that, in partnership with the World Trade Center Association, provides an invaluable resource to businesses looking to bring their products and services to the international trade market and to take advantage of the region’s unmatched access to the Pacific Rim.

• The California Manufacturing Technology Center (CMTC), which assists local small and mid-sized manufacturing and distribution firms in improving their productivity and competitiveness.

• The Southeast Los Angeles County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) that offers training and counseling services to help entrepreneurs start-up a new business, and help existing businesses improve efficiency.

In addition to these programs, the City has developed other support to assist local business in a variety of ways, including:graphic

• Permit process and site location assistance—Businesses enjoy shortened permitting periods as a result of streamlined procedures and over-the-counter review; facilitated site selection for new or expansion facilities through targeted location search.

• Business Diagnostics & Technical Support Programs—An array of programs directed to specific requirements are available—COST FREE—to local businesses. These range from one-on-one counseling on how to start a business, improve productivity and operations, to tapping the international market for goods or services. Regular business training and seminars are conducted at no cost to participants.

• Business Outreach Program—New businesses are introduced to the community through a cost-free listing in the monthly Pico Rivera Profile and visits to new and long-time businesses are conducted to determine needs, solicit suggestions or impart information about available programs and services.

• Employee Recruitment/Job Placement support—The City can assist with coordinating job fairs to provide employers with efficient and cost-free recruitment. Local businesses’ job vacancies are also published, at no cost, in the Pico Rivera Profile.

• Business Watch Program support— Interested businesses receive technical and other types of support to organize and sustain their Business Watch groups.

• Networking support—Initial and sustained contact through the City’s extensive network of contacts is extended to interested businesses upon request. These organizations include, but are not limited to, LAEDC, Edison, Gas Company, SASSFA/EDD, Sheriff's, and El Rancho Adult School.

Further information about these and other business support services can be obtained from the City of Pico Rivera’s Community Promotion Department at (562) 801-4308 or the Chamber at (562) 949-2473.graphic

Development of the Pico Rivera Business Center, Pico Rivera Commerce Center, and Pacific Gateway Plaza, has added 2.8 million square feet of prime manufacturing and industrial space to the city’s business inventory. These state-of-the-art facilities have attracted businesses such as Boise Cascade, Studio RTA, and Pacific Coast Feather Cushion, who join other industry leaders like BakeMark, Einstein Noah Bagels, Allegheny Technologies, and Bay Cities Container, in calling Pico Rivera home.



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