The Economic Development Department has facilitated many developments in the City, including corporate headquarters facilities, manufacturing, single retail locations and large retail centers.  We offer the following business programs and services:

The City of Buena Park created the Business Assistance Team to provide high-level customer service to businesses considering to expand or relocate in Buena Park. The Business Assistance Team is composed of senior staff members from Economic Development, Community Development, Public Works, and City Manager departments.  The team will meet with new or existing businesses to explain the services offered by the Business Assistance Team, the City's design review and permitting process, development fees, and potential challenges.  To arrange a meeting, please contact Ruben Lopez at (714) 562-3592 or Melissa Dhauw at (714) 562-3538.

Before you sign a lease or make any costly commitments, please review the following requirements to open a business in Buena Park:

1.  How to Open a Business in Buena Park
2.  Guide to Establishing a Business
3.  Business License Requirements
4.  City's Municipal Code & Zoning Ordinance
5.  Zoning Map


- How to Start a Business by the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development
- 10 Steps to Starting a Business by the Small Business Administration (SBA)
- CalGold - The Gold Standard for Permit Assistance
- California Business Portal 


The One-Stop Center provides no cost business services, including customized job training, company job fairs, job recruitment events, and more.   Please click here for additional information.

Click here for additional resources to various local agencies regarding licensing, business organizations, EDD, IRS, permits, bonds, etc.

The City launched the Buena Park Today611 neighborhood network,  a free online City directory of every Buena Park business, club or organization, along with updated city news, events and information, all in one place with easy access from your smartphone and laptop.   To see all the great businesses in Buena Park click the link: Buena Park Today611.  You can support your community, shop local and save money, all at once. 

The California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers FREE and low-cost small business training seminars that cover such important topics as access to capital, employment/payroll tax issues, and writing a business plan.  Please click here for SBDC training opportunities. 

The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers FREE and low cost training classes for small businesses on various topics. Please click here for SBA training opportunities.

SCORE, a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses, also provides FREE and low-cost workshops and training on various topics beneficial to small businesses. Please click here for SCORE training opportunities.

The Economic Development Division is pleased to provide you with this helpful tool that enables you to search commercial properties for sale and for lease in the City. The property listings are generated through LoopNet, an online commercial real estate search engine. To begin your property search, please click LoopNet.