Greetings from the Hawthorne City Council

On behalf of our 89,000 residents we welcome you to Hawthorne, the City of Good Neighbors.

Your new community continues to be the prime location within the dynamic South Bay area market boasting two major freeways, regional retail complexes, excellent schools and a business-friendly city government. The revitalization and investment that is mushrooming throughout the South Bay region is apparent in Hawthorne as new employers and industry begin to replace the aerospace sector as the foundation of our local economy.

We are grateful for the trust you have placed in Hawthorne and stand ready to help you get established and grow with us into the 21st century.

Mayor Alex Vargas

Mayor pro tem Olivia Valentine

Council Member Haidar Awad

Council Member Alex Monteiro

Council Member Mike Talleda

Advantages of Doing Business in Hawthorne

Business Friendly Tax and Operating Costs

  • Hawthorne's straightforward, no nonsense approach to business translates to equitable tax and fee schedules that reflect the service needs of property owners and business operators. It also means that you won't be surprised by ‘hidden’ fees or assessments down the road.

Unsurpassed Accessibility

  • Hawthorne is ideally situated at the intersection of the I-105 and 405 Freeways and is minutes away from LAX via regular surface transportation. It has its own municipal airport that handles general recreational aviation, commuter and light cargo operations. Three major passenger stations are located in Hawthorne along the strategically placed MTA light rail transit system. Connecting stations to the east side of the L.A. basin provide passage to downtown Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach.

Streamlined Permit and Approval Process

  • Hawthorne prides itself in the fact that business licenses, plan checks and building permits are processed on a fast track system, eliminating weeks and months of processing time.

Competitive Lease Rates and Terms

  • Hawthorne properties offer highly competitive rates and terms for commercial and industrial space.

Photo courtesy of Erick Chavez