Economic Development

The City of South Gate Economic Development Division (EDD) works to provide an integrated approach to attracting, retaining and expanding a diversity of businesses in the city. The city’s EDD goals are to support the creation of jobs, stimulate economic activity that grows the local tax base, and strategically position the city and its businesses to better compete in the economy.

The city’s EDD facilitates access to and assist businesses with, utilizing available incentive and training programs such as the:

Economic Development Strategy

In May 2016, the South Gate City Council included in its goals for the 2017-2018 fiscal year a plan to “encourage economic development and workforce development” and, specifically, to “create an economic development planning document and vision for the city.” There are four core areas of focus that guide city leaders towards the development and implementation of a successful economic development plan that will ensure sustainable development and success for current and future residents. Below is the FY 2018/19 Economic Development Strategy for the City of South Gate.

Local Economic Advisory Program

In 2018, the City collaborated with the California Academy for Economic Development (CALED) to facilitate the preparation of a LEAP program in South Gate to provide recommendations on how the City can better support small businesses. Below is the LEAP Report for the City of South Gate.

Successor Agency- Long Range Property Management Plan

South Gate SB 341- FY 2020-21 

Staff Directory

Name Title Email Phone
Elguira, Meredith Director of Community Development Email 323-563-9566
Montano, Jose Acting Administrative Services Coordinator Email 323-563-9529



Contact Us

Meredith Elguira
Director of Community Development

Community Development Department

8650 California Avenue
South Gate, CA 90280

Phone: 323-563-9529
Fax: 323-567-0725


Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Except Holidays


Staff Directory

Economic Development Division


8650 California Avenue
South Gate, CA 90280

Phone: 323-563-9592