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Economic Development

The City of Hawthorne is a most accessible city. Incorporated in 1922, the City currently has a population of nearly 89,000 within a six square mile area. The City is surrounded by three major freeway systems: the San Diego (1-405), the Harbor (1-1 10) and the Glen M. Anderson (1-105) Freeways. In addition, located in the southwest area of the City are Metro Line stations for a light rail public transportation system (Green Line) which provides convenient transportation to Los Angeles International Airport, downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach.

The Los Angeles International Airport is four miles northwest of Hawthorne, offering scheduled passenger and cargo service to all parts of the civilized world. Furthermore, the Hawthorne Municipal Airport, with a control tower that is staffed, equipped, and operated by the Federal Aviation Administration, serves businesses and visitors to the City. The Port of Los Angeles, one of the largest man-made ports in the nation, is 15 miles to the south, making transportation of goods to millions of customers a practical alternative.

With a shared vision toward the future to create a great city and build an economy which supports the community's desire for a high quality of life, the City of Hawthorne is fortunate to have the following partners in economic development:

  • The Hawthorne Redevelopment Agency, whose mission is to revitalize commercial, industrial and residential areas of Hawthorne.

  • The Economic Development Committee, advises the City on matters affecting economic development, the creation of employment opportunities and business ventures.

  • The Commercial Rehabilitation Program, which utilizes the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, is a program that provides rehabilitation assistance to commercial businesses throughout the City's commercial target areas. Loans are available below market rate, while some loans are deferrable.

Nestled in the heart of the Los Angeles aerospace community and within two miles from the South Bay beaches, the City's comfortable, convenient location is further incentive to locate in the South Bay's "gateway" city.

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