Economic Development

Los Alamitos Building Under ConstructionEconomic Development is at the heart of the Development Services Department. The fiscal stability of Los Alamitos and its local business community is the mission of this division that leads the City's business attraction and retention efforts. It serves proudly as the point of contact for people seeking local assistance with site selection, market and demographic information, and business resources. We are honored to be your partner as you navigate the waters of starting a new business.

Economic Development Programs


Business Spotlight

The Business Spotlight program is a free business recognition program designed to create awareness about the variety of local businesses located in the City of Los Alamitos. This Business Spotlight Program is a great way for the city to say thank you, showcase great businesses in Los Al, and also provide another tool for our businesses to help them grow here in the city. The Business Spotlight program is a two to three minute interview on camera that will premiere on our City of Los Alamitos Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. Businesses ineligible to participate in the program includes cannabis related and online food delivery services. Interested business must have a current Los Alamitos business license with no outstanding code violations.

Business Visitation Program

In effort to enhance the lines of communication between existing businesses and the city, this program allows staff to spend time with business owners discussing operations, opportunities, and challenges facing the business as well as answering any questions or concerns the business owner may have. By improving engagement with businesses, the department can identify the areas in which we can offer assistance.

Good Morning, Los Alamitos!

The City of Los Alamitos is building a culture of meaningful engagement that is inclusive, consistent and transparent for our community. This is an informal opportunity to meet and converse with City leaders and Staff to ask questions, chat with your fellow residents, the business community, and to learn more about what’s happening in Los Al.

Good Morning, Los Alamitos! is an event to create community connectivity by connecting residents, the business community, and the City together. Good Morning, Los Alamitos! will be held biannually and is open to the public. All are encouraged to attend. To view a past, Good Morning, Los Alamitos! please, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ6GFTkaHEI

New Business Welcome Program

The department is in the process of creating a new business welcome program. The new business welcome program is an initiative to help new businesses feel welcomed. As part of that goal the city welcomes all new businesses that has opened or moved here. We make a personal visit and offer a welcome gift filled with information and resources here within the city.

Existing Businesses

Find an existing business in the City of Los Alamitos with our Business Search Tool.

Questions & Concerns

Please contact our Development Services Department with any questions you may have about economic development issues at 562-431-3538, ext. 203.