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What 2 Cities are the Most Business-Friendly in L.A. County?

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A business on Alhambra's Main Street (Photo by okarol via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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Making economic development a priority in a city located in Los Angeles County doesn't just mean there are incentives for business owners and jobs for residents. For several cities, it meant being named as being among the most business-friendly cities and honored in a ceremony in Beverly Hills, according to CBS2.For cities with a population of 60,000 or more, Alhambra was given top honors, besting Torrance, Carson, Downey, Whittier, and West Covina. In smaller cities, with a population less than 60,000, Cerritos came out on top, beating Commerce, Duarte, Azusa, Monrovia and La Mirada.

The winners were selected by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. Other criteria included:

excellence in programs and services designed to facilitate business entry, expansion, and retention; economic development activity over the past three years; competitive business tax rates and fee structures; availability of economic incentives; and effective communication with and about business clients.