Economic Development

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  1. Joe Torres

    Joseph Torres

    Economic Development Manager
    Phone: 626-307-1314

SuperBowl LVI Contracting Opportunities for Local Small Business

The Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission is looking for local, diverse businesses to provide various services during Super bowl LVI, which will be held in Inglewood in February 2022.

Applications for Super Bowl LVI Business Connect will open on October 27, 2020 and close at 11:59 p.m. PST on February 1, 2021.

The Super Bowl LVI Business Connect program is a partnership between the National Football League (NFL) and the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee. The program aims to connect experienced, event-ready Los Angeles County businesses with opportunities to compete for contracts related to the Super Bowl in Los Angeles.  

The Business Connect program is committed to supporting minority, woman, LGBTQ+ and veteran-owned businesses through professional development, networking and contract opportunities. Certified businesses selected for the program will be profiled in the Business Connect Resource Guide, which NFL vendors and event producers use to identify and select local suppliers to fulfill their Super Bowl LVI sub-contracting needs.


Applications for Super Bowl LVI Business Connect will open on October 27, 2020 and close at 11:59 p.m. PST on February 1, 2021. To qualify for Super Bowl LVI Business Connect, each business must:

  • Be 51% owned by a minority, woman, LGBTQ+ or veteran individual and be certified as one of the following:
1. Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBE)5. Small Minority Business Enterprise (SMBE)
2. Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (DVOSB)6. Small Woman Business Enterprise (SWBE)
3. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Business Enterprise (LGBTBE)7. Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)
4. Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)8. Woman Business Enterprise (WBE)

  • Have been in operation and have a physical office in Los Angeles County since February 2018
  • Provide a product or service requested by Business Connect (see Business Disciplines)
  • Be the direct source of the goods and services you propose to sell
  • Be in good standing and eligible to do business with the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles or State of Californi


Businesses must have proof of certification from one of the following approved certifying agencies:

  • SMBE/SWBE from the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans)
  • MBE/WBE from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Contract Administration
  • MBE/WBE from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)
  • LGBTBE from the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
  • MBE from the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC)
  • DVBE from the State of California, Department of General Services (DGS)
  • VOSB/SDVOSB from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs 
  • WBE from the Women’s Business Enterprise Council-West, Inc. (WBEC-West)


Audio Visual Fencing Hardware Supplies Staffing (Hospitality) 
BarricadesFloristsLinens Temporary Housing 
Carpet / Flooring Furniture / Event RentalsOffice Supplies Tenting 
Catering / Food & BeverageGifts & PromotionsPaintersTrailers 
DecorationsGeneral Contractors Personal Protective Equipment Transportation 
Entertainment Generators Portable RestroomsWarehousing 
Equipment Rental (Heavy)Golf CartsPrintingWaste Removal 
Event Planning / ProductionGraphics Security White Glove Service 


To help explain the process, the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee will host an informational workshop for local businesses on October 27th – you can register here.


For more information about Super Bowl LVI Business Connect, contact Chincie Mouton at or visit the official SuperBowl LVI Business Connect website.

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Webinar:  Access to Business Funding During COVID-19

Thank you for attending the City of Monterey Park “Access to Business Funding During COVID-19” webinar, October 14.  We hope our virtual gathering provided you and your business with useful and practical information.

Below are the links to the presentation slides.  If you have additional questions for our panelists, please email

LA COVID Recovery Fund Business Grants

Monterey Park Small Business Assistance Programs

All the information regarding the SBA programs can be found on

For SBA Funding program specifics, please visit

Additionally, local free resource partner information including Small Business Development Centers, Women Business Centers, and other local assistance resources can be found on

We hope to see you at our next webinar.

Dine Outdoor Monterey Park

Support Monterey Park's local restaurants and eateries open for Outdoor Dining during COVID-19.

Contact locations for Outdoor Dining Hours. 

  • ABC Café 626-573-0718 
  • Mariscos La Villa Tepeyac 626-572-7245
  • Alice's Kitchen 626-898-1828
  • Mr. Sheng Spicy House Inc. 626-537-1046
  • Atlantic Seafood Restaurant 626-872-0388
  • NBC Seafood Restaurant 626-282-2323
  • Brew Kitchen Bar 323-530-0218  
  • No. 1 Charcoal BBQ 626-281-5288
  • Buffalo Wild Wings, #733 818-237-9944
  • Noodle Harmony 626-656-6562
  • DA Crunch DBA The Venice Room 323-722-3075
  • OK Cafe 626 289-7788
  • Daikokuya Monterey Park  626-570-1930
  • Ravello Osteria  323-722-7600
  • Fengwei Kebab, Inc.  626-307-7405
  • Sam Tseng BBQ Shop 626-289-4858
  • Fortune No. 1 626-569-9592
  • Seoraksan Charcoal Chinese BBQ Restaurant Inc. 626-872-0266
  • Garage Kitchen Inc. 626-573-9088
  • Shen Xian Hot Pot, Inc. 626-576-8028
  • Guan Dong Da Yuan 626-545-5555
  • Shina No Yoru 323-720-9093
  • Hot Pot Hot Pot 626-282-1089
  • Shinano Restaurant 626-457-8826
  • International House of Pancakes 323-887-1111
  • Szechwan 626-288-2218
  • Jay’s Pizza 323-724-4324
  • Tang Gong Restaurant 626-888-5188
  • JJ Café 626-280-3833 
  • Thai House 323-726-2340
  • Kim Tar Seafood Restaurant 626-307-9139
  • Tommy's Restaurant 323-721-7122
  • King Charcoal BBQ 626-552-1471
  • Xinjiang BBQ 626-288-3988
  • Mandarin Noodle House 626-570-9795
  • Yoma Myanmar Restaurant 626-280-8655
  • Marie Callender's 626-281-9548

     More to come…

NEW - Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit Program to Help Increase Business  

Outdoor dining helps restaurants increase patronage while also adhering to Health Order requirements.

To assist restaurants’ transition to outdoor dining, effective immediately the City of Monterey Park is facilitating and accelerating a new Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit program, as part of the City’s Business Recovery Program, to allow expanded outdoor dining for restaurants citywide.  To help restaurants in Monterey Park get back on their feet after the Coronavirus-induced shutdown, the City has waived its fee for outdoor dining and substantially shortened the processing time for application.  Restaurants can now obtain a Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit to use public right-of-ways including, for example, sidewalks and public parking lots in as little as two to three business days.

Restaurants may also use private property, such as parking lots, for outdoor dining.  The same application for outdoor dining on sidewalks and public parking spaces applies to the use of private property.

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For more information about the permit process/application, please contact:

Michael Encinas, Acting Economic Development Specialist
Phone: 626-307-1385

What We Do

The Economic Development Division serves several functions. In keeping with our responsibility to market the City and attract, assist, and retain businesses, we :

  • help business owners navigate the business creation process,
  • conduct outreach within the business community to identify the needs and concerns of local business owners,
  • identify and create programs to assist local businesses,
  • locate underused commercial properties and work with owners and leasing agents to help them find the right tenants,
  • market and promote the City at networking events like the International Council of Shopping Centers conference to attract high-profile tenants,
  • manage the lease and sale of City-owned properties, and
  • act as liaison to the Business Improvement District.

Who We Are

The Economic Development Division stimulates economic activity by creating and administering programs designed to support local businesses, develop quality commercial corridors, provide affordable housing, supply community services, and enhance neighborhoods.

For questions regarding business assistance or site location please contact Michael Encinas, our Acting Economic Development Specialist.

Phone: 626-307-1385

Email Michael Encinas

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Strategic Location

Three major freeways (the 10, 710, and 60) give Monterey Park excellent access to the rest of LA County. Its central location provides the foundation for tourism and commerce within the City.

City Hall is:

  • 8.5 miles from Union Station in LA
  • 25.6 miles from LAX
  • 26.2 miles from the Port of Long Beach
  • 21.5 miles from Burbank Airport

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