SCV Voices

Valencia and Canyon hurdlers go toe-to-toe during a dual track meet at Canyon on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

The County of Los Angeles wants to see businesses grow and prosper. Bringing more business to the Santa Clarita Valley brings more jobs and that makes for a healthy economy for the Valley. The Santa Clarita Valley is a unique place to do business because there is a supportive City and County government structure, an encouraging community and elected representatives like Supervisor Kathryn Barger that will do what it takes to maintain the business friendly environment we have today.

Rosalind Wayman
Field Representative
Supervisor Kathryn Barger, 5th District



The SCV is located just 35 minutes from Los Angeles. Its uniquely proximity to downtown LA makes it an ideal community to operate a business so close to a thriving multicultural melting pot. Couple this with a phenomenal educational system, low crime and great weather, it’s no wonder many individuals and couples are relocating to the SCV to start and/or raise their families.

Working with an organization such as the SCVEDC to help shape the city’s future is a very important element in my determination to raise my family and continue to reside here after they have all flown the coup. Being part of a group of individuals who are embracing the future, embracing new technology and addressing the tough issues now so our next generation of leaders can continue to grow and prosper, is very important to me. Working alongside individuals who are trailblazing a new community concept, Net Zero, the first in the world, is very important and allows me to say I am proud to be a part of this great city and likeminded individuals, all of whom I can call my friends.

Jay Shutz



From the City’s incorporation, our founders focused on being a business friendly community. That frame of mind remains and is evident today in the resources available to businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley. We are proud to have been consistently named as a Business Friendly City by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, we have several business organizations committed to helping local companies succeed, and the City has a robust Economic Development Division that helps walk new businesses through the process of setting up shop. In addition, The Santa Clarita Business Incubator stimulates economic growth through entrepreneurship and enterprise development. This program provides participating startup creative and technology businesses low-cost office space, meeting rooms, customized trainings, a mentorship and networking program, and one-on-one consulting services in Santa Clarita’s premier Arts and Entertainment District in Old Town Newhall.

Ken Striplin
City Manager
City of Santa Clarita

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