In fact, it was this activity in addition to Monrovia's established reputation that earned it "Most Business Friendly City" Award among cities with populations under 60,000 in L.A. County.
And then there were the new businesses that opened in 2011. This isn't a comprehensive list, but below is a list of nearly 25 businesses, which added nearly 250 jobs, that opened last year:
Big Shrimp Fish Grill
Old Town Bistro
Max’s Mexican Cuisine
Peridot Nail Salon
City of Hope
Esoterix Genetic Lab
And we're off to a good start in 2012, too. PetSmart and Cafe Lumar are scheduled to open this month, and WorleyParsons is set to open its downtown location next month.
Did you want to open a business in Monrovia? You can find out more by visiting www.cityofmonrovia.org/red-home.