Baldwin Park is among the 10 cities named as the "friendliest" for business, according to the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation.
The LAEDC picked Baldwin Park as finalist among others cities like, Glendale, Pico Rivera, Santa Monica and Whittier in the category of cities with at least 60,000 people.
Commerce, Duarte, El Segundo, Glendora and La Mirada are finalists in the small city category.
This is the first time that Baldwin Park is chosen among the finalists. The winner from each category will be announced on November.
In 2006, the LAEDC created the “business-friendly” award category to recognize cities within the County that are proactively promoting business-friendly programs and services.
According to the LAEDC Baldwin Park’s economic efforts have been focused on creating opportunities, improving quality of life, and attracting new industries and businesses to the City.
"Baldwin Park is a full-service City and is committed to excellent customer service, with efficient City staff, a streamlined license and permit process to meet customer’s timelines and relatively low property tax, utility user tax, and transient occupancy tax rates." said the LAEDC in a statement.