City of Vernon California

Starting a Business in Vernon

Vernon is the industrial heart of Southern California. Major manufacturers, processors and distributors have made Vernon their home for more than a century. Vernon businesses employ more than 50,000 men and women from nearby communities throughout the Greater Los Angeles area.

Vernon's 1,800 businesses include food processors, fashion apparel manufacturers, furniture manufacturers, electronics manufacturers, paper products producers and business logistics companies. Familiar firms with significant operations in Vernon include Farmer John, Seven for All Mankind and Tapatío Hot Sauce.

Vernon has been 'exclusively industrial' since the city was founded in 1905. Vernon has maintained a business-friendly environment that enables the city to remain Southern California's prime location for business.

Vernon offers businesses a range of advantages compared to nearby cities in L.A. County, including lower permit fees; lower electricity, water and natural gas utility rates; excellent city services custom tailored to specific business needs; easy access to major transportation hubs; and substantial skilled workforce availability.