The Commerce Advantage
The Benefits of Commerce Business
The City of Commerce is located close to downtown Los Angeles and offers excellent freeway and rail access to the 1,800 businesses based in the City. By locating in Commerce, businesses enjoy all the benefits of being close to a major metropolitan center, without the congestion, parking and access issues associated with a location in downtown Los Angeles. The City provides its industrial residents with a wide range of business services, including free employment recruitment services through the City-run Employment and Business Development Center,
which matches potential employees with entry-level to management positions in new and expanding businesses.
A Commerce business address can also help companies retain quality employees. The City offers industrial residents four beautiful parks, a free bus system, ample parking, a comprehensive library system with internet access for business and personal use, low-cost membership to a state-of-the-art fitness and pool facility and a combination of shopping and dining opportunities.
A Metrolink Train Station in Commerce makes it easy for employees to commute by rail from Orange County. The Montebello / Commerce Metrolink Station on the City's northwest border links Commerce with the Inland Empire. The City has arrangements for occupancy and permit processing with Los Angeles County building and safety inspectors and a permit technician on-site at City Hall who work closely with the City's Planning Division.
Commerce Means Business
The City's cooperative pro-business attitude and financial incentives such as no city property tax, no gross receipts tax, no utility tax and a low business license fee have been instrumental in convincing decision makers that Commerce Means Business.