Welcome to the City of Cypress Business Assistance Program
Considered to be one of most business friendly cities in Southern California, Cypress embraces a “Pro-Business” philosophy. This starts with our dedicated City Council/Redevelopment Agency and the progressive leadership of our City Manager. The City’s emphasis on economic development translates to tailored business assistance programs and a highly trained professional staff with a “can do” attitude. Our entrepreneurial approach to business differentiates us from our competition and provides our business community with a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Being one of the few Southern California cities without a Planning Commission equates to a streamlined internal plan review process and less red tape for the applicant. Our team of economic development professionals works closely with the commercial/industrial brokerage community and keeps close tabs on the local market activity. We are prepared to walk you through the entitlement process, provide you with current market data, access to key City officials, and when needed, facilitate interaction with our many regional partners.
Many times, cities will work aggressively to pursue your business only to ignore your needs once you have relocated. In Cypress we place just as much emphasis in retaining and growing our businesses as we do in attracting them. Addressing your ongoing needs is our priority. This is accomplished through our small business program, AGENT (Assist, Grow, Educate, Network, & Thrive) and our larger business program, BRACE (Business Retention, Attraction, Creation, & Expansion). Both programs, which are hosted by the Mayor, meet on a quarterly basis and highlight a variety of informative topics. Your success is our success.
AGENT Program (Assist, Grow, Educate, Network & Thrive)
BRACE Program (Business Retention, Attraction, Creation & Expansion)
SPIRIT Program (Sole Proprietorship - Identify, Realize, Inspire & Transform)
BRACE/AGENT/SPIRT Workshops, Programs and Special Events
The City of Cypress is partnering with the following groups to help address the needs of small businesses in Cypress:
U.S. Small Business Administration, Santa Ana District Office
In partnership with the City of Cypress, the U.S. Small Business Administration hosts a series of FREE educational meetings to address the needs of our small business community.
SBA Events Calendar (includes resource partner events) - www.sba.gov/events
Newsletter SignUp - public.govdelivery.com/accounts/
Orange County Chapter of SCORE
SCORE Orange County offers entrepreneurs, who are either launching a start-up or growing an existing business, no-charge face-to-face counseling by men and women who have had successful careers as executives or business owners.
Orange County One-Stop Center - Linking People & Businesses
With support from the Orange County Workforce Investment Board, the Orange County One-Stop Centers specialize in helping companies fill vacant positions by connecting them with the thousands of job seekers who utilize our services to train, search and interview for jobs every year. There are 4 One-Stop Centers throughout the Orange County.