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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:

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE TEAM 
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 Melissa Dhauw at (714) 562-3586.

OPENING A BUSINESS IN BUENA PARK
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

BUSINESS RESOURCES


BUSINESS EDUCATION/MENTORSHIP

The California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers FREE mentorship and small business education seminars on a variety of important topics, such as access to capital, employment/payroll tax issues, marketing, writing a business plan, and more.  Contact SBDC for a FREE consultation and learn how the SBDC can help your business.  

You may also sign-up here for FREE seminars on various topics to help your business.     

The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers FREE and low cost training classes for small businesses on various topics. Contact SBA to sign-up upcoming classes.

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. Contact SCORE to register for upcoming classes.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SEARCH
Are you interested in expanding or opening a business in Buena Park?  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.

Before signing a lease we encourage you to contact the Community Development Department, Planning Division, at (714) 562-3620, for zoning and land use requirements for the site.