Santa Fe Springs Chamber
12016 E. Telegraph Rd., Ste. 100
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Phone: (562) 944-1616
Fax: (562) 946-3976
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- Promoting Business
- Education Development
- Business Education
- Promoting Our Community
- Organizing Events
Utilizing business and residents, the Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce and Industrial League is a voluntary organization that seeks to build a better community through their programs and projects.
Initially the Chamber of Commerce and the Industrial League acted as independent organizations. Now they combine efforts to improve the community and solve problems. Incorporated in 1974, the Chamber/League has grown with the City to assist the vibrant, growing economy of Santa Fe Springs.
The strength of the Chamber/League is its community focus. Membership represents the business and residential community. There is place in this organization for all that share the desire to improve the community and the conditions under which business is conducted. The Chamber/League organizes and directs the efforts of those who believe that a community worth working in is a community worth improving.
The Chamber/League enables these people to accomplish collectively what no one of them could do individually. The strength of the organization lies in attracting talented individuals and firms to become members, thereby creating a pool of resources from which ideas, energy, and finances can be drawn.
The objectives of the organization are to develop Santa Fe Springs so as to encourage industry and commerce; work for reasonable and equitable taxation within the area; and to initiate, and promote the establishment of good government within the area.
The results of these standards and principles have enhanced and strengthened the ability to employ many facets of the City's industrial, commercial, civic and residential qualities.
Over the last decade, Santa Fe Springs has steadily grown into one of the key industrial cities of Southern California. Part of the reason is its location in the busy "southwest corridor," midway between the centers of Los Angeles and Orange counties. Even more significant is the fact that the San Gabriel (605) and Santa Ana (5) Freeways cross within the City's boundaries, as do the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads.
The Southern Pacific Railroad was the first line completed through Santa Fe Springs in 1888. The Santa Fe Railroad completed its tracks through Santa Fe Springs in 1889. Not only has this attracted manufacturing, sales and warehouse operation; it also presents ideal conditions for related trucking and shipping.
At the time of incorporation in 1957, the City encompassed approximately five square miles and assessed valuation of approximately $39 million. By fiscal year 1999-2000, the assessed valuation is estimated at just under $3.2 billion. This favorable business climate led to a steady growth in business and industrial development.
The "pro-business" attitude that prevails in the city encourages positive interaction between the 100,000 + people that work in the city and the 17,000 + residents. This growing population accounts for the Chamber/League's membership, which today is close to 1,000, thus making it the seventh largest chamber of commerce in Los Angeles County.