Monrovia was named the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation's "Most Business Friendly City" award in 2011, and this is how: Monrovia is dedicated to our businesses, and offers a variety of incentives to help your businesses succeed. We have:
The City has among the lowest fees in the San Gabriel Valley according to the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC). Our staff works hard to research and maintain reasonable costs.
No Utility Users Tax
The City keeps its fees low by not having a Utility Users Tax, which we've seen in other cities as high as 7 percent on all utilities.
No Parking Tax
The City keeps parking convenienant by providing ample and free street parking, in addition to the public parking facitilities in Old Town.
Fasttrack Permitting Process
We know that your time is important. That's why we will work with you to get your plans approved and your business open as soon as possible.
Economic Development Incentives
The City will assign a representative to work with your business with any business related issues to ensure that your needs are being met.
The economic development team assigns a representative to personally see to it that your business moves through the entitlement and construction process expeditiously. Our representative will work with your business to ensure you have everything you need to be successful in Monrovia. To set up a meeting to discuss this, please contact Jennifer McLain at (626) 303-6601, or by email at
Chamber of Commerce Membership Opportunities
Networking is a vital tool to thriving businesses. That's why we have teamed with the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce to make sure that you have the tools you need to meet with other local businesses and find ways to promote your business locally. Contact: Karin Crehan with the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce at (626) 358-1159 or by email at
The Monrovia Public Library is a great resource for career enhancement. Click here to read more about the business services available to you, or contact Jeff Lambert at (626) 256-8274.
For more information on any of these incentives, contact Project Coordinator Jennifer McLain at (626)303-6601, or by email at