tel. (818) 898-1200      117 Macneil Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
The City of San Fernando Economic Development team is dedicated to creating a vibrant and economically sustainable San Fernando.  Located in the Northeast San Fernando Valley, the City of San Fernando is a tight-knight community with approximately 24,000 residents living within 2.4 square miles, surrounded by City of Los Angeles. 
 

Our team strives to create new job opportunities, encourage innovative ideas, attract new investments, boost commercial activities and sales tax revenues, create vibrant neighborhoods, and improve the quality of life for residents, business community, and visitors of San Fernando.

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DOWNTOWN SAN FERNANDO

With a variety of businesses and a pedestrian-focused streetscape, Downtown San Fernando represents the heart of the City.  Downtown San Fernando is planned to become a destination for both residents of San Fernando and the broader region. Downtown San Fernando offers opportunities for broader use, coordinated development, and a mix of commercial and residential uses that will enhance its vibrancy and create a stable economic district that will continue to be sustainable.
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San Fernando Outdoor Market is hosted once a month in San Fernando Mall.  It brings together local business owners and artisans throughout the area with over 90+ vendors showcasing a variety of products, services, music, classic cars, food and entertainment.  For more information: San Fernando Outdoor Market

NEW & COMING SOON!

San Fernando is the place for business!

NOW OPEN

  • Bodevi – 909 San Fernando Rd (Spring 2022)
  • Lola’s Kitchen – 128 N Maclay Ave (Spring 2022)
  • Shy’s Surf and Turf – 1030 San Fernando Rd (Summer 2022)
  • Advance Auto – 1231 San Fernando Rd (Summer 2022) 
  • City Business Shipping – 1201 Truman St (Fall 2022)
  • Game Tower – 209 N Maclay Ave (Fall 2022)  

COMING SOON*

  • UPS Store – 120 N Maclay Ave (Winter 2022)
  • R&R Auto Performance – 2010 Glenoaks Blvd (Winter 2022)
  • Dog Haus – 1001 San Fernando Rd (Winter 2022)
  • Target – 12920 Foothill Blvd. (Summer 2023)

*Anticipated opening dates are subject to change.

Interested in locating your business in San Fernando? We’re happy to help you find the right location! 
 

For most up-to-date information on new and available properties and opportunities please contact us at CommunityDevelopment@sfcity.org or call 818-898-8317.

START YOUR BUSINESS IN SAN FERNANDO

San Fernando is always looking to support our local economy to meet the needs of our residents. Whether you are starting a new business or relocating a business to San Fernando, we are here to assist you!  Here are some key steps you will need to consider:

  • Verify Zoning Compliance
  • Obtain Proper Permits
  • Establish Water, Sewer, and Trash Services
  • Apply for a Business License
  • Address changes require updated Business License and new Occupancy Permit
  • Renaming a business requires a new Business License

Visit http://sanfernando.hdlgov.com or call (818) 898-1211 for more information.

AVAILABLE PROPERTIES IN SAN FERNANDO

San Fernando offers over 2.4 million square feet of commercial space and 5 million square feet of industrial space.
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Interested in locating your business in San Fernando? We’re happy to help you find the right location! 
 

For most up-to-date information on new and available properties and opportunities please contact us at CommunityDevelopment@sfcity.org or call 818-898-8317.

BUSINESS PROGRAMS & INCENTIVES

San Fernando Economic Development team provides a number of resources and services to new and existing businesses to advance job growth and boosting commercial activity in San Fernando! We offer the following services to all of our businesses. 
 

  • Site Selection Assistance – Free site selection assistance to new and existing businesses in the City. This assistance consists of a confidential site search for available properties based on specific needs and site criteria.
  • Business Concierge Service – Businesses receive one-on-one assistance to navigate through the City’s permitting, entitlement and development process.
  • Facilitation of Business Resources – Help facilitate contacts and resources to a variety of federal, state, and local programs and incentives.
  • Market Analysis Assistance – Free market analysis and demographic information to assist with the decision-making process for businesses looking to locate or expand in San Fernando.

 

In addition, we partner with the San Fernando Chamber of Commerce to provide marketing and social medial support.

  • Marketing & Social Media Support – The San Fernando Chamber of Commerce helps promote local business through multiple digital channels including social media and e-mail newsletters. More information on the San Fernando Chamber of Commerce: https://www.sanfernando.com/

UPCOMING WEBINAR & TRAINING

Coming soon!

BUSINESS RESOURCES

LEGACY BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM

The Los Angeles Conservancy is offering a new grant program for small businesses in Los Angeles County – Legacy Business Grant Program.  The Legacy Business Grant Program has two rounds of funding that offers a $5,000 grant to five small businesses per round.  
 

Round 1: Application due December 7, 2022 at 11:59 pm.
Round 2: Application due March 8, 2023 at 11:59 pm. (This application cycle will open on February 8, 2023).  

 

To apply for this grant, your business must meet all of the following:

  • Business must be operating and located within the boundaries of the County of Los Angeles 
  • Business has operated and contributed to its community’s history and/or identity for 20 or more years 
  • Business is not franchised or affiliated with a national, corporate chain 
  • For-profit business
  • Has less than 25 full-time employees  

This grant can be used for:

  • Employee payroll
  • Employee retention bonuses
  • Rent, utilities, and insurance
  • Payment of outstanding business expenses
  • Adaptive business practices needed to operate the business
  • Business equipment
  • Building improvements

Click here to learn more!

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CONTACT US

CITY HALL | Administration Department
117 Macneil Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
Kanika Kith, Deputy City Manager/Economic Development
(818) 898-7316 | KKith@sfcity.org

Monday through Thursday | 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Friday | 8 am to 5 pm

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