Business Resources

Locate to Brea

Brea has a very strong entrepreneurial flavor as well, with about 70% of the city's business license holders comprised of smaller, family-owned businesses. However, for any business owner, Brea is ideally situated for corporate and residential consumers, vendors, business associates, and the huge labor pool in the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire. With today's regional, national, and international business focus, Brea provides an outstanding, accessible location for any type of business. For more information about locating your business in Brea, call the Brea Chamber of Commerce at 714-529-3660 or Economic Development at 714-671-4421.

Business Retention & Attraction Services

The City of Brea is committed to creating an environment in which businesses can succeed. This commitment has resulted in the implementation of a variety of programs recommended by citizen advisory committees. These programs include a streamlined permit process, elimination of overlapping fees, special staff training, one-on-one business interviews, and the establishment of a business liaison in City Hall to answer any questions or address any concerns a businessperson might have. Continue reading to learn more about these services.

Business License Information

A business license is required to conduct any type of business in the city, including home occupation, temporary activities, and contractors with offices outside of Brea. Rates vary according to the type of business. Call the Administrative Services Department at 714-990-7686 for complete details.

Brea Chamber's Program of Action

This program includes the following:

  • Support for Businesses
    Marketing opportunities are available for your business, such as display tables in the Chamber lobby, special events, and display space in the Brea Mall Business Expo. Advertising opportunities are located in the monthly newsletter and annual business directory. You may find referrals through our busy office. Seminars, informative how-to articles, and access to a multitude of experts in every field are also available.
  • Legislative Action
    A strong, united voice for the business community, the Chamber monitors legislation at the city, county, state, and federal levels. Volunteers and staff members attend City Council and Planning Commission meetings and belong to many local task forces and ad-hoc committees. Membership in the U.S. and California Chambers of Commerce provide representation and communication with Congress and the State Legislature.
  • Pro-Active Leadership, Community Support & Involvement
    The Brea Chamber of Commerce has been actively involved in the planning process during such major issues as rewriting the sign code, implementing equitable cost-recovery fees, trash recycling, redevelopment, and economic development. The chamber also works closely with elected officials and city staff on a variety of community events and programs.
  • Networking Events
    Monthly mixers and breakfasts, committee meetings, and special events such as the golf tournament and Brea Business Connection networking group offer unlimited opportunities to meet other business men and women who can use your services and help you promote them to others.
  • Special Benefits
    Discounted health services plan are available for business owners, their employees, and family members. Additional benefits include Credit Union services and ribbon cutting and grand opening services.
  • Publications
    Monthly newsletter, annual business directory, city maps, relocation packets, industrial directory, clubs and organizations listing, new business listings, and city information are all provided publication materials.

Chamber of Commerce

Call the Chamber of Commerce at 714-529-3660 for the following services:

  • Business referrals
  • General city information
  • Relocation packets
  • Maps
  • Apartment and real estate information
  • Child care referrals
  • Community events calendar
  • Restaurants and caterers
  • Banquet and meeting facilities