Economic Development

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  1. Joe Torres

    Joseph Torres

    Economic Development Manager
    Phone: 626-307-1314

City of Monterey Park COVID-19 Restaurant Delivery Assistance Program

Restaurants get up to $1,000 of food delivery service cost for FREE!

The City of Monterey Park will reimburse up to $1,000 dollars of your restaurant’s food delivery and pick-up costs from January 1, 2021 through February 28, 2021 through any of the four online delivery companies shown below.  Restaurants must be located in Monterey Park and enrolled in the program.


  • The Program will reimburse up to $1,000.00 of the participating restaurant’s delivery service rendered during the period of January 1, 2021 to February 28, 2021 with the following four online delivery companies ONLY:
    1.  Chowbus     2.  Doordash Storefront   3.  Fantuan Delivery   4.  Hungry Panda
  • On or before March 15, 2021, participating restaurants must submit proof of payment of DoorDash Storefront, Fantuan Delivery, Chowbus, and/or Hungry Panda (receipts, billing statements, invoice, etc.) to the City of Monterey Park, Economic Development Department.


  1. The business must have at least one employee on current payroll that is not an owner.
  2. Restaurants must have no more than 5 full-time equivalent employees.  The City will determine the number of FT equivalent employees.
  3. Restaurants with more than 5 full-time employees do not qualify for reimbursement but may still apply to take advantage of the special rates offered by Chowbus, DoorDash Storefront, Fantuan Delivery, and Hungry Panda simply by completing and submitting an application form. No other forms are needed.
  4. At least 51% of all employees on current payroll must be low and moderate income (LMI employee).
  5. The business must keep at least one LMI employee for a minimum of six months from the date of the reimbursement to the business (date of City reimbursement check).
  6. Along with this application, the following forms mustbe submitted upon enrollment: 
    1. Employer's California EDD Form DE 9 for quarter period ending December 31, 2020. 
    2. List of all owners. 
    3. List of all employees currently on payroll. 
    4. Payroll register for all employees showing each employee's hourly rate and weekly hours worked for month of December 2020. 
    5. City of Monterey Park Employee Self-Certification of Income completed by all employees on payroll (form here).
  7. The business must obtain a D-U-N-S number.  If you do not have a D-U-N-S number, please apply here and attach proof of application.

To submit your completed enrollment application:  Print, sign, and email all the required forms to


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Please note: Monterey Park Restaurants with more than 5 full-time employees do not qualify for reimbursement but may still apply to take advantage of the special rates offered by DoorDash Storefront, Fantuan Delivery, Chowbus and Hungry Panda simply by completing and submitting an application form.  No other forms are needed.

LA County Businesses to Receive up to $25,000 Relief Grants

Eligible business applicants will receive between $5,000 and $25,000 depending on the size of the business. First round of applications opens today at 9:00 a.m. Monday, December 14, 2020, and closes on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.

The Wurwand Foundation and FOUND/LA are launching the FOUND/LA Small Business Recovery Fund in partnership with Pacific Community Ventures and TMC Community Capital, a grant program to help protect small businesses across Los Angeles County.

The grant program’s objective is to support local entrepreneurs that create the spaces that make our neighborhoods feel like home.

FOUND/LA is an initiative of the Wurwand Foundation, which offers funding, mentorship, and educational resources for all types of businesses.

Round 2:

  • Application window opens Monday, January 11, 2021 at 9:00am
  • Application window closes Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 11:59pm
  • Winners selected on Monday, January 18, 2021 

To apply or for more information, please visit:

For questions, email to

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Webinar:  Access to Business Funding During COVID-19

Thank you for attending the City of Monterey Park “Access to Business Funding During COVID-19” webinar, October 14.  We hope our virtual gathering provided you and your business with useful and practical information.

Below are the links to the presentation slides.  If you have additional questions for our panelists, please email

LA COVID Recovery Fund Business Grants

Monterey Park Small Business Assistance Programs

All the information regarding the SBA programs can be found on

For SBA Funding program specifics, please visit

Additionally, local free resource partner information including Small Business Development Centers, Women Business Centers, and other local assistance resources can be found on

We hope to see you at our next webinar.

Dine Outdoor Monterey Park

Support Monterey Park's local restaurants and eateries open for Outdoor Dining during COVID-19.

Contact locations for Outdoor Dining Hours. 

  • ABC Café 626-573-0718
  • Mariscos La Villa Tepeyac 626-572-7245
  • Alice's Kitchen 626-898-1828
  • Shau May Restaurant 626-571-2727
  • Atlantic Seafood Restaurant 626-872-0388
  • Mr. Sheng Spicy House Inc. 626-537-1046
  • Boiling Point Restaurant (S.CA) Inc.  626-288-9876
  • NBC Seafood Restaurant 626-282-2323
  • Brew Kitchen Bar 323-530-0218  
  • No. 1 Charcoal BBQ 626-281-5288
  • Brother's BBQ Club Inc. 626-500-6115
  • Noodle Harmony 626-656-6562
  • Buffalo Wild Wings #733, 818-237-9944
  • OK Cafe 626 289-7788
  • Capital Seafood 626-282-3318
  • Ravello Osteria  323-722-7600
  • DA Crunch DBA The Venice Room 323-722-3075
  • Sam Tseng BBQ Shop 626-289-4858
  • Daikokuya Monterey Park  626-570-1930
  • Seoraksan Charcoal Chinese BBQ Restaurant Inc. 626-872-0266
  • Fengwei Kebab, Inc.  626-307-7405
  • Shen Xian Hot Pot, Inc. 626-576-8028
  • Fortune No. 1 626-569-9592
  • Shina No Yoru 323-720-9093
  • Garage Kitchen Inc. 626-573-9088
  • Shinano Restaurant 626-457-8826
  • Guan Dong Da Yuan 626-545-5555
  • Sushi Sai (626) 300-8495
  • Hot Pot Hot Pot 626-282-1089
  • Szechwan 626-288-2218
  • International House of Pancakes 323-887-1111
  • Tang Gong Restaurant 626-888-5188
  • Jay’s Pizza 323-724-4324
  • Thai House 323-726-2340
  • JJ Café 626-280-3833
  • T-Kebob 626-656-6950
  • Kim Kee Noodle Café  626-307-8849
  • Tommy's Restaurant 323-721-7122
  • Kim Tar Seafood Restaurant 626-307-9139
  • Xinjiang BBQ 626-288-3988
  • King Charcoal BBQ 626-552-1471
  • Yi Kebab Bar 626-656-6162
  • Mandarin Noodle House 626-570-9795
  • Yoma Myanmar Restaurant 626-280-8655
  • Marie Callender's 626-281-9548
  • 0410 Music Barbecue Bar 626-476-5139

NEW - Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit Program to Help Increase Business  

Outdoor dining helps restaurants increase patronage while also adhering to Health Order requirements.

To assist restaurants’ transition to outdoor dining, effective immediately the City of Monterey Park is facilitating and accelerating a new Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit program, as part of the City’s Business Recovery Program, to allow expanded outdoor dining for restaurants citywide.  To help restaurants in Monterey Park get back on their feet after the Coronavirus-induced shutdown, the City has waived its fee for outdoor dining and substantially shortened the processing time for application.  Restaurants can now obtain a Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit to use public right-of-ways including, for example, sidewalks and public parking lots in as little as two to three business days.

Restaurants may also use private property, such as parking lots, for outdoor dining.  The same application for outdoor dining on sidewalks and public parking spaces applies to the use of private property.

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For more information about the permit process/application, please contact:

Michael Encinas, Acting Economic Development Specialist
Phone: 626-307-1385

What We Do

The Economic Development Division serves several functions. In keeping with our responsibility to market the City and attract, assist, and retain businesses, we :

  • help business owners navigate the business creation process,
  • conduct outreach within the business community to identify the needs and concerns of local business owners,
  • identify and create programs to assist local businesses,
  • locate underused commercial properties and work with owners and leasing agents to help them find the right tenants,
  • market and promote the City at networking events like the International Council of Shopping Centers conference to attract high-profile tenants,
  • manage the lease and sale of City-owned properties, and
  • act as liaison to the Business Improvement District.

Who We Are

The Economic Development Division stimulates economic activity by creating and administering programs designed to support local businesses, develop quality commercial corridors, provide affordable housing, supply community services, and enhance neighborhoods.

For questions regarding business assistance or site location please contact Michael Encinas, our Acting Economic Development Specialist.

Phone: 626-307-1385

Email Michael Encinas

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Strategic Location

Three major freeways (the 10, 710, and 60) give Monterey Park excellent access to the rest of LA County. Its central location provides the foundation for tourism and commerce within the City.

City Hall is:

  • 8.5 miles from Union Station in LA
  • 25.6 miles from LAX
  • 26.2 miles from the Port of Long Beach
  • 21.5 miles from Burbank Airport

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