***The Office of Business Development is now open for in-person service by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please visit the Community Development Department website at https://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/government/departments/community-development/ or download the QLess mobile application to your phone. Our appointment hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Please note that when you are visiting City Hall, you will be required to have your temperature taken upon arrival and wear a face covering at all times. Please do not visit City Hall if you have a fever or are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19. We would appreciate you arriving for your appointment on time with all forms printed and filled out.***
Promoting Excellence in Economic Development for Our Community
The City of Huntington Beach is committed to promoting and sustaining a strong, healthy business climate throughout the community. The Office of Business Development (OBD) is dedicated to enhancing the City's economy and business environment by attracting business and investment to the community, expanding the City's tax base, and balancing private sector needs with neighborhood quality of life. Please visit our dedicated Office of Business Development website to learn more about how we support business success in our community.
OBD offers services for new, existing and expanding businesses and entrepreneurs. We are happy to work directly with businesses as an advocate, to assist in navigating the development process, and to implement programs that provide additional support. Examples include loans and grants for commercial facade improvements; free commercial property listings; free, detailed demographic information and maps; green business incentive programs; film permits; and connections to partners and other resources.
We administer housing programs at the affordable level, as well as provide loans and grants for rehabilitation of existing properties. Many businesses find that they benefit by having their employees take advantage of these programs, including ownership or rental opportunities. We also provide information regarding mobile homes and staff the City's Mobile Home Advisory Board.
The City of Huntington Beach participates in the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) Programs. Each year the City uses CDBG and HOME funds to assist non-profit public service organizations that provide services and housing to low and moderate income residents. The City also provides funding for selected capital expenditure projects that result in developments or construction that meet the eligibility criteria for federal program funds.
City of Huntington Beach
Office of Business Development
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 536-5582
Fax: (714) 375-5087
Questions? [email protected]