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Business Friendliness

Business Friendly Commitment

In 2010, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) asked all 190 cities wihtin the region to adopt Business Friendly Principles as an act of solidarity to demonstrate our commitment to working together, to keep businesses in California, and to find ways to reduce or remove economic impediments to growth.

The City of Pico Rivera adopted SCAG's 'Business Friendly Principles' via the attached resolution. The City is committed to assisting existing busiensses within our community as well as attracting new businesses interested in investing in Pico Rivera. 

21st Century Infrastructure

The importance of providing 21st Century infrastructure is imperative for business development. The City is in the midst of the most extensive public improvements projects in the City’s history. The City has invested:

  • $14.6 million beautification of Washington, Rosemead, Beverly and Paramount Boulevards.
  • $4.5 million in streets and highway improvements
  • $17.3 million for Recycled Water Pipeline projects
  • $43.3 million for the Passons Underpass Grade Separation project
  • $16 million to rebuild the Pico Rivera Library
  • $20.3 million in renovations to City Parks.

Attractive Quality of Life

Residents enjoy outstanding amenities that include an Olympic size swimming center, skateboard park, senior center , two libraries, Centre for the Arts, lighted executive nine-hole golf course and the Pico Rivera Sports Arena complex, famous for its music entertainment , boxing, wrestling and rodeos. The amenities include eight major parks of which in 2011 Pico Rivera earned the title of Playful City USA by KaBOOM!, a non-profit organization dedicated to building and renovating America’s playgrounds.

Smart Land Use

Recognizing the importance of Land Use to the City’s community and economic development, the City recently updated both its General Plan and Zoning Ordinance to ensure smart growth, compatibility between zoning and long range planning. Inclusive, the General Plan included an Economic Development Element and a Healthy Community Element to help formalize the City’s goals and policies.

Business Partnerships

The City continuously partners with local and regional agencies to provide specific services for each individual businesses. Whether you are looking to hire employees, expand your businesses or commit to exporting/ importing, the City has a resource for you.