South Gate’s Strategy:

Attracting, Retaining and Expanding our Business Community

The City of South Gate’s commitment to economic development includes attracting, retaining and expanding the city’s business community to support job creation; stimulate an economy that grows the local tax base; and securing a competitive business climate. The city works in partnership with its business organizations such as the South Gate Chamber of Commerce, facilitating access to business incentives and programs.

South Gate’s Economic Activity Report highlights the city’s major economic development accomplishments, including job creation successes, development projects, and housing and sustainability initiatives such as the “Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability”, a growing inventory of “green” projects.

View South Gate Projects

Business Corridors/Areas:

  • Historic Tweedy Mile Corridor
  • Firestone Boulevard Corridor
  • Hollydale Corridors
  • El Paseo
  • The Azalea shopping centers

Top 10 Employers and Our Members Too

  • Koo’s Manufacturing
  • HUDD Transportation Services
  • B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
  • Tesoro
  • AltaMed
  • Primestor
  • RockView
  • World Oil
  • IRS Demo
  • Edison International

South Gate’s Rich Entrepreneurial History

As early as 1922, several small industrial plants had moved to South Gate. Families moved here and needed employment close to home – businesses, factories and industry soon followed.


Business Advocacy

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA)

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) is a nonpartisan grassroots movement of concerned citizens and businesses who are fighting against lawsuit abuse in California. CALA serves as a watchdog to challenge the abuse of our civil justice system and engages the public and the media to deliver the message that lawsuit abuse is alive and well in California and that all Californians are paying the price.

Photo from left to right: Our members Maryann Maloney from Maloney Meat Market, Jerry Brown from Mr. C’s Towing, Yvonne Chavez Former Executive Director of the South Gate Chamber of Commerce, and Former South Gate Mayor W.H. (Bill) De Witt.