WeHo City Among Finalists for LAEDC’s Most Business-Friendly City Award

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The City of West Hollywood has been named a finalist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation’s (LAEDC) Most Business-Friendly City Award. LAEDC recognizes local cities with prestigious awards each year based on the city’s population size. The awards will recognize the cities that prioritized creating the most supportive environment for business recovery, reinvention, growth, and hiring during the pandemic that cost the jobs of more than 770,000 LA County residents in the Spring of 2020

This year’s list of finalists in alphabetical order include:

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  • Culver City
  • El Segundo
  • Gardena
  • Lancaster
  • Palmdale
  • Rosemead
  • Santa Clarita
  • Torrance
  • Vernon
  • West Hollywood

“This year, a record number of our county’s 88 cities submitted applications to be recognized as The Most Business-Friendly City in Los Angeles County, to demonstrate their commitments to equitable economic recovery,” said Bill Allen, President and CEO of LAEDC. “We’ve asked very detailed questions about how these cities supported existing businesses in their communities as well as new entrants from local entrepreneurs or investors new to LA County”

LAEDC will also present additional Eddy Awards that demonstrate outstanding contributions to the health and economic development in the region.

  • The Hospital Association of Southern California for its leadership on behalf of our hospital systems and their heroic employees who braved the pandemic to ensure care was provided to all those who contracted severe cases of COVID 19.
  • The Employees of Los Angeles County who supported our small businesses, residents and communities in countless ways during the crisis, through their regular roles or the special emergency assignments given to nearly 50,000 county employees.
  • The Community Colleges of Los Angeles County who continued to provide education, training and in many cases retraining for people displaced from their jobs by the pandemic.

The winning cities of the Most Business-Friendly City competition will be announced live at the Eddy Awards on November 10, 2021, at Sofi Stadium. The event is generously sponsored by Diamond Sponsors Chevron, LA Rams, and US Bank, and more than 40 other major supporters committed to the economic health and wellbeing of our region and its residents.

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