It’s great! Trust me…

Published: 5/19/2017

It’s great! Trust me… 

I was asked recently why a business would locate in Cerritos. Now, this is right in my wheelhouse and I knocked it out of the park with my “Great place to live, work & own a business” speech I keep in the forefront of my feeble brain. Just in case you’re wondering, this speech is full of all the greats – schools, city structure, weather, proximity to transportation (freeways, ports, airports), and the local demographic is perfect for most retailers. But what makes this community so great for business is much more than all of that. Obviously this is a special community because of people – the residents who call this place home, the folks who come here to work each day, and the shoppers who travel from all across the region to make a purchase here from cars at the Cerritos Auto Square (you bet I say “Yes Cerritos!” as often as I can!) to great specialty items at unique retailers like Native Visions – all of these groups lead to the strength and vitality of this place. You can count the “destination” cities in SoCal on one hand, and Cerritos is certainly one of them. Great restaurants, businesses – both large and small, and the safe environment bring people here. Yeah, it’s a great community to start a business or to run a chamber of commerce. Can I get an “Amen”?

While we’re on this topic, let me remind you that the State of the City is scheduled for next week. If you want to know what’s going on in this City you need to attend this event. Both Mayor Hu and City Manager Gallucci give a comprehensive overview of the City’s activities and local economy. Oh, and I’ve heard that Mr. Gallucci has another great surprise for everyone this year – not sure how he can top last year. RSVP today if you haven’t done so yet.

I hope you have a great weekend. Mine will be spent marrying my brother (yes, I’m an ‘ordained’ minister for the purposes of this wedding) on Saturday and recovering on Sunday.




Scott Smith 

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Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.  Robert Anthony

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