The goal of the Business Retention section is to provide a partnership with the business community to retain and attract companies to Garden Grove by providing support, economic incentives, and development opportunities. The City works with all segments of our retail and industrial business community to provide the following program elements:

  • Special teams for solving major Inter-agency issues
  • Fast Track Permitting
  • Project Ombudsman
  • Assistance with environmental issues
  • Coordination with Public Utilities
  • Job Training Programs
  • Assistance with affordable Housing
  • Facilities and site location assistance
  • Resource coordination with Federal, State, and local programs

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The City of Garden Grove has innovative programs for companies wishing to remain, expand, or relocate into our City. These include: financial assistance from the Redevelopment Agency, direction for Commercial loans, Industrial development bond financing, assistance with site location and permits, special planning and coordination for commercial rehabilitation programs and assistance with infrastructure and water systems.

In addition to its' business friendly environment, Garden Grove is strategically located adjacent to six major freeways providing easy access to markets, government centers, tourist and recreation centers, and other cities in California. With the City's close proximity to major universities, community colleges, and technical schools, there is a substantial supply of well trained professional and technical employees.

For more information on any of these programs, please contact the City of Garden Grove Economic Development, Business Retention and Development Section at
(714) 741-5788.

If you have a small business with 10 employees or less or if your building has less than 9,000 square feet, you should first contact the Chamber of Commerce at (714) 638-7950 for assistance. For more information on small businesses, you can click on the Starting a Business link.