Why Santa Fe Springs Updated: Apr 5, 2022


Selected as a “North American City of the Future,” by the Financial Times, in the category of “Micro Cities: Top Five Best Business Friendliness,” Santa Fe Springs is ready for your business. Over 80% of the City’s nine-square miles are zoned for retail, office, light and heavy industrial uses, and eight out of ten businesses have operated in the community for more than 15 years. Our excellent location, thriving business community, supportive government, and active Chamber of Commerce are just some of the reasons why your business should locate to Santa Fe Springs.

You will find a trade area and labor force ideal for your business; there is easy access to major transportation routes and a daytime population of over 150,000 and another 575,000 within a short ten-minute drive.

Santa Fe Springs actively supports our local businesses, social services, and the arts. Home to 100 acre of recreational space and miles of greenbelts and parkways, Santa Fe Springs is a cultural and environmental oasis. We are one of the few cities with our own public artwork program and an annual Arts Festival.

Over 547 new housing units were built in the past three years, leading to a new renaissance along commercial corridors and residential neighborhoods in this master planned community. The City provides robust public services to its 17,000 residents and more than 3,000 businesses. Some of the services provided include child development programs, educational and recreational classes and activities, family services, senior services, city-sponsored trips to area attractions, a farmers’ market, free concerts in the park, two free fitness centers, a community health clinic, and a free work shuttle.

In Santa Fe Springs, families flourish and businesses thrive.

Supportive Government
The City contracts with the Whittier Police Department for law enforcement services and has forged a strong and effective partnership that emphasizes community-based policing. In addition, the City’s Fire Department has a favorable ISO rating, providing for lower insurance costs for residents and businesses alike.

The annual valuation of building permits issued for new construction has averaged over $60 million in the last 10 years. Santa Fe Springs has low property taxes and building permit fees are among the lowest in the County. The average business license is $100. 

Active Chamber of Commerce
The Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce and Industrial League, Inc. boasts nearly 1,000 members making it the 7th largest Chamber of Commerce in the Los Angeles County. For more information, contact the Chamber at www.sfschamber.com

It’s time to discover Santa Fe Springs.