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What Makes San Diego a Business-Friendly City?

Good Government Practices

Good government practices can help businesses become more successful. The City of San Diego has concentrated on improving its business assistance programs, cutting costs and changing policies to become more business friendly. Today San Diego's economy is prospering in part because of its good government practices and the City's commitment to develop the regional economy and improve the quality of life.

  • Saving Businesses Money - The City has saved businesses money by reducing housing trust fund fees and water and sewer fees, and by eliminating unnecessary requirements.
  • Saving Businesses Time - The City has saved businesses valuable time by reducing permit processing time, improving customer service, and cutting red tape.
  • Providing Regulatory Relief - The City has simplified processing and cost requirements, reduced fees, and modified City codes to provide businesses with regulatory relief.
  • Making Information Easy to Get - The City makes information about City economic development programs easier to obtain with new helpful publications, an expanded web site, new business resource stations, special training classes, and improved public outreach.

For more information, contact the City's Economic Development Division at (619) 236-6700.