Santa Monica is a beachfront community on the western edge of the Los Angeles basin, with a population just under 90,000 residents in the 2010 Census. With the Pacific Ocean directly to the west, the remaining three sides of the city are bounded entirely by the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Venice, Mar Vista, West LA, Brentwood and Pacific Palisades. Downtown Los Angeles is 14 miles to the east.
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The City of Santa Monica Economic Development team is committed to promoting a sustainable and vibrant economy in Santa Monica. We foster partnerships to support businesses and community goals. We work to optimize the use of City-owned properties, in accordance with Council guidelines. Our staff delivers programs and services to support local businesses, the City's business improvement districts, the Santa Monica Farmers Markets and other efforts that help enhance the quality of life in Santa Monica.
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