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“El Segundo has more Fortune 500 companies than any other city in California other than San Francisco.” - Forbes Magazine
El Segundo was founded nearly 100 years ago. The city has earned a reputation as one of the best places to work and live. El Segundo’s business friendly environment, skilled workforce, proximity to LAX, 105 and 405 Freeways, and South Bay address have attracted companies from Fortune 500’s to start-ups. Recognized as the aerospace capital of the world, El Segundo is home to Mattel, one of the world’s largest toy manufacturer, and AT&T.
Anything is possible in a town that helped put a man on the moon.
El Segundo has a proud tradition of aerospace innovation. It is home to Los Angeles Air Force Base and The Aerospace Corporation - the country’s PhD braintrust that directs all American space missions. Over half of all satellites and vehicles in space are manufactured in El Segundo. The nation’s largest defense firms are located here too: Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin. Global Positioning Satellite Systems, Global Hawk's unmanned aerial vehicle surveillance aircraft, and the FA-18 are also developed and conceived in El Segundo.
An intersection of
industrial chic & creative soul
“Made in El Segundo” is a tradition that includes everything from satellites, planes, semi-conductors, energy, and toys. It’s a city with roots in refinery, aerospace, and innovation that’s evolved into a technology hub of world-class businesses involving high-tech engineering, advanced information technology, data systems, and digital media. El Segundo’s strong infrastructure, fiber optic network, and skilled workforce make it an ideal setting for leading engineering and tech firms - International Rectifier, Computer Science Corporation, Accenture, IBM, Oracle, Konami Games, and Internet Brands.
El Segundo is a great place to start a business. The city offers a business friendly environment with a range of traditional and creative office space to fit any business. Innovators and entrepreneurs can choose from larger corporate districts with turn-key views overlooking the city through modern glass and steel or smaller industrial spaces with room to grow, where they can roll up their creative sleeves and garage doors.
As a part of the City’s marketing platform, “Where Big Ideas Take Off,” El Segundo has integrated the “One Hundred at One Hundred” campaign. The goal of this initiative is to welcome at least 100 new businesses to El Segundo by the year 2017, the 100th Anniversary of the city.
“The entire City of El Segundo – including City Council and our Economic Development Advisory Council – are focused on achieving this lofty goal. We are the city Where Big Ideas Take Off, and we believe our attraction of these 100 businesses by 2017 will only provide further evidence to that fact.”
- Mayor Suzanne Fuentes, El Segundo