Selected Articles From OC Business Executives
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City of SJC has an Economic Development Manager.
Douglas Dumhart, the Economic Development Manager
of San Juan Capistrano helps to coordinate activities
that encourage a healthy and stable business
Developing and organizing economic development
marketing strategies including business, retention,
expansion, and attraction.
Developing, recommending, implementing and coordinating
advertising and marketing programs.
Developing business/industry recognition and
assistance strategies and programs.
Approaching targeted and/or potential businesses
regarding City opportunities and making regular,
direct contact with businesses regarding City
programs and other available resources.
City of SJC encourages business expansion by
providing a resource center.
The City of SJC has invited SCORE (Service Core
of Retired Executives) to provide free counseling
to any and all businesses located within San
SCORE offers one on one counseling with a retired
executive in your businesses' related field.
The counselors provide business and budget plans
tailored to you and your businesses specific
SCORE also offers monthly pre-business seminars
as well as weekly workshops.
City of SJC has a Business Outreach Program.
This program is intended to provide an ongoing
relationship with individual businesses and
the business community to identify, monitor,
and respond to the needs and concerns appropriate
to be addressed by the City.
This is a letter the City provides to businesses
informing the business community of the City's
Economic Development Department and the City's
goals and objectives. The City of SJC knows
the businesses within the City exist, the City
cares that they exist, and wants to keep them
in the community, and invites feedback and suggestions
from the business community.
Business Visitation Program:
This program allows the Economic Development
Department coordinates contacts and meetings
with a minimum of two individual businesses
per month to promote communications between
the City and the business community and obtain
feedback from the view point of individual businesses
on conditions, needs and expansion possibilities.
Business Newcomer Package:
It is distributed by the City to every new business
in the City. It is a package of various business
brochures, demographics, a business counseling
application as well as other business programs
available within the City. It allows making
the transition of a new company to San Juan
Capistrano a positive experience.
City of SJC also has a Redevelopment Agency.
The City of SJC uses the Redevelopment Agency
as a tool to assist businesses and property
owners revitalize. The benefits to this program
include; assisting in defining community identity,
creating improved accessibility and safety,
encouraging reinvestment, and building and supporting
City's Redevelopment Agency website
City of SJC also assists businesses with fee
The City has assisted businesses with fee deferral
of some development fees from building permit
issuance to Certificate of Occupancy issuance.
This helps businesses use permanent financing
versus construction financing to pay development
City of SJC works closely with commercial real
The City has developed a working relationship
with commercial real estate brokers allowing
the City to keep abreast of potential business
locations and leads. The City works with brokers
in an attempt to place businesses in the City,
and keep them informed of incentives being offered
by the City.
City of SJC maintains business resource information
on its website.
The City's business resource website provides
useful information such as:
Up to Date Demographic Information:
Mile Radius Map or Target Area
This link takes you to a map or graphic of the
area that contains the demographics provided.
Demographic Snap Shot for 2004
This link provides a detailed breakdown for
demographic information of household size, ethnicity,
income, and other key information.
Summary of Demographics - 2004
This link provides an overall executive summary
of demographic information in a narrative text.
Time Employment Facts
This link provides information about the types
of employment and number of employees that are
active during the business day in San Juan Capistrano.
Spending Patterns in SJC
This link provides information to the spending
patterns within San Juan Capistrano and the
immediate target area.
Listing of Commercial Properties:
This is a listing of shopping centers and office-professional
buildings. Complete with up to date contact
information, map location, detailed description
of the type of businesses located in the center,
as well as zoning and square footage.
The following is a link to one of the many commercial
properties in San Juan:
31896 Plaza Drive
Available Lease Space Information:
This is a listing of shopping centers, industrial
parks, their available lease space, contact
leasing agents and property managers.
The following is a link to the Available Lease
Here to View Newly Updated Availability
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City of San Juan Capistrano