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Economic Development Strategic Plan

Updated November 20, 2020

The Cerritos Economic Development Strategic Plan (EDSP) serves as a guide for new economic development activities and policies that serve to benefit the City of Cerritos, its businesses and its residents.

The EDSP provides a baseline assessment of the existing conditions that drive the economy in Cerritos and identifies the community's role in a transitioning economic environment.

The City Council formally adopted the EDSP on February 22, 2007. If you have any questions or comments regarding the plan, please do not hesitate to call the Department of Community Development at (562) 916-1201 or email

Below is a list of the contents in the EDSP:

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Introduction
  3. Economic Base Analysis
  4. Benchmark Comparisons
  5. Retail Market Analysis
  6. Potential Development Concepts
  7. SWOT Analysis
  8. Preliminary Site Assessment
  9. Fiscal Considerations
  10. Economic Development Goals and Strategies
  11. Conclusions

Appendix A. State and Federal Government Revenue Sources
Appendix B. Business Retention and Expansion Program Description
Appendix C. Cerritos Business Survey Results

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