Business Resources and Programs

  1. Palmdale Programs
  2. State Programs
  3. Federal Programs

Palmdale is a great place for business.

Embracing the entrepreneurial spirit, the City recognizes the importance of its business community, from thousands of small start-ups to some of the world’s largest aerospace companies and a growing number of high tech manufacturers, all of whom have located in Palmdale.

Starting a Business

When starting a new business, there are important decisions to make and many guidelines to follow. Knowing the basic steps to start your business is the first step toward success. 

America's Job Center of California

America's Job Center of California, operated by JVS SoCal, helps employers and job seekers to find the resources they need to match the right people to the right positions. View JVS SoCal services.

Business Retention Liaison

Current and prospective business owners have a direct link to City Hall via the City's business retention liaison, who serves as the key contact to help business owners through the permit and development processes.

For more information, call the Economic Development Division at 661-267-5125.

Business Watch Program

Palmdale’s Business Watch Program provides businesses with tools to make shopping safer for customers and employees.

Visit the Business Watch Program page to learn more.

Foreign Trade Zone

Palmdale’s Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) offers international traders, importers, and exporters outstanding opportunities to take advantage of special customs benefits. For more information, read Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) - How it Works (PDF).

Los Angeles Consumer and Business Affairs Office of Small Business

Small business made for you. For more information, call Chris Perry at 323-881-3964, or visit the 

Small Business Concierge

Small Business Development Center Business Counseling

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has consultants with expertise in finance, general business management, marketing, and operations. They are available to meet with local businesses by appointment in Palmdale. SBDC is administered by College of the Canyons for North L.A. County.

To learn more about the services they offer and to make an appointment, call College of the Canyons at 661-362-5900, or visit the SBDC College of the Canyons website.

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