Business Improvement Districts, Property-Based Assessment Districts and Neighborhood Commercial Areas
Santa Monica's businesses and property owners have organized to establish special assessment districts to raise funds for marketing, supplemental cleaning services, streetscape improvements, parking, and promotions - all factors that help to create more vibrant and viable business districts.
For more information on each district, their assessments and services, click on the links below:
Santa Monica Alliance
The Alliance is a collaborative effort of the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce's Business Strike Team dedicated to nurturing a vibrant, healthy, and profitable business climate in Santa Monica. We are working together to attract, retain, and help grow Santa Monica businesses.
Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce
The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce advocates and represents business interests and issues facing the community.
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Travel and Tourism
Santa Monica Travel and Tourism (SMTT) is the official tourism board for Santa Monica, CA. Learn how you can utilize their services to help promote your business to over 8 million visitors to Santa Monica each year. Take advantage of free destination promotional tools, listings on SantaMonica.com informational meetings, mixers, and more. The website is also a great resource for exploring and discovering things to see and do in Santa Monica.
The GoSaMo Transportation Management Organization (TMO) is dedicated to reducing traffic, improving air quality and promoting sustainable travel in Santa Monica. The TMO can assist employers and their staff with finding mobility options that best meet their needs as well as supporting businesses with compliance with local transportation regulations.
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) + Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (LA DCBA)
As the Southern California region's premier economic development organization, the LAEDC's mission is to attract, retain and grow businesses and jobs in the region of Los Angeles County. For additional LA County business and consumer services, please also visit LA County's Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) whose mission is to create a fair and vibrant marketplace for consumers and businesses: dcba.lacounty.gov.
Los Angeles County Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The Los Angeles SBDC offers small business owners training in management, marketing, and financial skills needed to compete in today's challenging business environment. Services include free one-on-one consulting and low-cost training/workshops. The SBDC is part of the national Small Business Administration and is hosted by Long Beach City College with several local chapters in the region, including the very helpful South Bay SBDC @ El Camino College: https://southbaysbdc.org/