Huntington Beach is one of the leading commercial and industrial centers in Southern California. The city works diligently to maintain its business friendly atmosphere, working closely with the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce and local business associations. The city also supports business through its Development Assistance Team (DAT), an inter-departmental committee formed to review projects at their earliest stages to guide development through the approval process.
As the fourth largest city in Orange County, more than 60,000 people are currently employed by over 10,000 businesses in the city. Huntington Beach residents represent nearly 10% of the entire Orange County working population with a population of nearly 200,000.
Since its inception in 2016, the Homeless Task Force has had more than 1,600 occasions to assist individuals with housing referrals, mental and physical health referrals, bus passes, DMV forms, gas cards, food, mailing addresses, and family reunifications