City of Cypress

5275 Orange Avenue ~ Cypress, CA 90630 ~ 714-229-6700

Welcome to the City of Cypress Business Assistance Program

Considered to be one of most business friendly cities in Southern California, Cypress embraces a “Pro-Business” philosophy. This starts with our dedicated City Council/Redevelopment Agency and the progressive leadership of our City Manager. The City’s emphasis on economic development translates to tailored business assistance programs and a highly trained professional staff with a “can do” attitude. Our entrepreneurial approach to business differentiates us from our competition and provides our business community with a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Being one of the few Southern California cities without a Planning Commission equates to a streamlined internal plan review process and less red tape for the applicant. Our team of economic development professionals works closely with the commercial/industrial brokerage community and keeps close tabs on the local market activity. We are prepared to walk you through the entitlement process, provide you with current market data, access to key City officials, and when needed, facilitate interaction with our many regional partners.

Many times, cities will work aggressively to pursue your business only to ignore your needs once you have relocated. In Cypress we place just as much emphasis in retaining and growing our businesses as we do in attracting them. Addressing your ongoing needs is our priority. This is accomplished through our small business program, AGENT (Assist, Grow, Educate, Network, & Thrive) and our larger business program, BRACE (Business Retention, Attraction, Creation, & Expansion). Both programs, which are hosted by the Mayor, meet on a quarterly basis and highlight a variety of informative topics. Your success is our success.


AGENT Program (Assist, Grow, Educate, Network & Thrive)
BRACE Program (Business Retention, Attraction, Creation & Expansion)
SPIRIT Program (Sole Proprietorship - Identify, Realize, Inspire & Transform)


BRACE/AGENT/SPIRT Workshops, Programs and Special Events

"Discover How to Get Corporate Sponsors for Your Business"
FREE WORKSHOP!
Tuesday, September 20
9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.
Cypress Community Center
5700 Orange Avenue, Cypress


Featured Speaker: Linda Hollander has been featured by Inc. Magazine as the leading expert on corporate sponsorship.
Additional speakers: Sylvia Gutierrez and Paul Smith, SBA Economic Development Specialists

Please RSVP to the City of Cypress at 714-229-6728 or sclarke@ci.cypress.ca.us. Print flyer.


The City of Cypress is partnering with the following groups to help address the needs of small businesses in Cypress:

U.S. Small Business Administration, Santa Ana District Office
In partnership with the City of Cypress, the U.S. Small Business Administration hosts a series of FREE educational meetings to address the needs of our small business community.
714-550-7420 (Office)
www.sba.gov/ca/santa
SBA Events Calendar (includes resource partner events) - www.sba.gov/events
Newsletter SignUp - public.govdelivery.com/accounts/

Orange County Chapter of SCORE
SCORE Orange County offers entrepreneurs, who are either launching a start-up or growing an existing business, no-charge face-to-face counseling by men and women who have had successful careers as executives or business owners.
www.score114.org
714-550-7369 (Office)

Orange County One-Stop Center - Linking People & Businesses
With support from the Orange County Workforce Investment Board, the Orange County One-Stop Centers specialize in helping companies fill vacant positions by connecting them with the thousands of job seekers who utilize our services to train, search and interview for jobs every year. There are 4 One-Stop Centers throughout the Orange County.
http://www.oconestop.com/


Successor Agency

Steve Clarke, Redevelopment Project Manager
Phone Number: (714) 229-6728

On June 29, 2011, the State of California adopted legislation to eliminate all redevelopment agencies within the State. In response to this action, Cypress’ redevelopment agency was dissolved on February 1, 2012. A Successor Agency to the former Cypress Redevelopment Agency was established on January 9, 2012 to wind down the financial and administrative affairs of the agency.

If you have questions concerning the former Cypress Redevelopment Agency or the Successor Agency, please contact City staff at (714) 229-6728.

Oversight Board to the Successor Agency Meetings

Summaries of Recognized Obligation Payment Schedules
Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule July-December 2014 (ROPS 14-15A)
Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule January-June 2014 (ROPS 13-14B)
Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule July-December 2013 (ROPS 13-14A)
Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule January-June 2013 (ROPS III)
Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule July-December 2012 (ROPS II)
Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule January-June 2012 (ROPS I)
Adopted Revised Enforceable Obligation Payment Schedule (EOPS)


Cypress Community Profile

Cypress Demographics
Location
Business
Education
Housing & Valuation
Employment
Retail Opportunities
A Safe Community

Incorporated on July 24, 1956, Cypress ws originally named Dairy City and had a population of 1,616 residents and 24,000 cows. Cypress was a leader in the dairy industry having the third largest dairy district in the United States. Today, Cypress continues to be an industry leader having a thriving population of 49,647 and setting the standard as a premier business location in Orange County and surrounding region. Businesses, tourists and residents choose Cypress for it's many amenities and quality services - from having the 2nd highest ranked high school in the nation to our 600 acre master planned business park. Our emphasis on quality infrastructure, outstanding recreation/community services, and progressive policing practices make Cypress an ideal location.

Location and Regional Access

Cypress is 6.61 square miles in size and strategically located in the Mid-Counties market area, located in western Orange County and bordered by Los Angeles County. With four freeways adjacent to Cypress, access to regional points of business, entertainment and culture are only minutes away.

Directions to Cypress.

Cypress local generated sales tax

Business

The City of Cypress has been a destination point for a divers array of well known companies for many years. Companies like Vans Corporation, United Health Group, Fuji Film USA, Inc., Mary Kay Inc., Sika Sarnafil Inc., Yamaha Motor Corporation USA, Mitsubishi Motors, Bandai America Inc., Christie Digital Systems USA and Siemens Medical Solutions call Cypress home.

The demand continues with new compainies like Premier Displays & Exhibits, Kato Spring of California, Fresh Enterprises, Vertex Standard, Evergreen Shipping Agency, Focus Diagnostics Inc., Manhattan Beachwear LLC, International Expo Service, Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas, Inc., Nitto Tire USA, Inc., Shaw Industries selecting Cypress Cypress as their global headquarters.

Population/by Age

Our 600 acre business park, with approximately six million square feet of industrial space and over two million square feet of office space, is strategically situated at the western edge of Orange County adjacent to Loas Angeles County. With is close proximity to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, as well as the Los Angeles, Orange County and Long Beach Airports, Cypress Provide and ideal location for serving businesses and consumers throughout Southern California and beyond.

Education

When it comes to an educational system, Cypress scores at the top its class. Our K-6 students, served by the Cypress School District, have annual average API Test Scores of 860. This is the 2nd highest in Orange County.

Educational attainment

Our two high schools, Cypress High School and Oxford Academy, served by the Anaheim Union High School District, lead the region in 2008 with average API Test Scores of 843 and 983, respectively.

Our schools not only set the pace in region, they rank among the top in the nation. U.S. News & World Report ranked the Oxford Academy as the No. 2 high school in the nation in 2008. The Oxford Academy has also received accolades from Newsweek Magazine. Attendance at Oxford Academy requires an application process.

Cypress College is another wonderful example of the emphasis placed on our local educational system. The College offers 58 Full-Credit Programs, 141 Career Certificate Programs, and 51 Associate of the Arts Degree Programs.

Housing/Valuation

Housing Units 16,615
Median Value $626,100
Price Point Variation $225,000 to $1,500,000
Square Foot Variation 1,000 sf to 3,500 sf
Average Monthly Rent $1,200 to $1,800
Average Household Size 3.1 persons
   
1999-2008 Cypress Building Permit Valuations
Year
RESIDENTIAL
COMMERCIAL
INDUSTRIAL
Valuation
Sq. Ft.
Units
Valuation
Sq. Ft.
Valuation
Sq. Ft.
1999
$7,307518
88,337
41
$1,721,286
29,677
$2,396,928
64,720
2000
5,088,859
42,806
44
1,745,549
68,990
3,711868
130,467
2001
2,059,859
46,894
38
639,312
13,328
17,794,817
314,715
2002
8,356,115
107,815
90
2,265,306
31,032
1,915,180
77,275
2003
25,570,721
251,492
113
6,172,773
104,076
3,732,054
66,276
2004
6,149,706
58,886
82
10,269,690
204,705
1,948,684
35,237
2005
18,165,368
171,340
118
5,534,291
68,249
1,253,919
52,908
2006
2,426,630
21,551
39
9,651,901
125,592
0
0
2007
5,915,896
56,288
25
2,056,560
125,592
0
0
2008
2,283,585
21,957
11
700,000
9,333
1,590,380
8,040
TOTAL
$83,324,328
867,366
601
$440,756,668
689,059
$34,343,830
749,638

Employment

Jobs by Sector
  2008 1998
Labor Force 27,800 24,200
Employment 26,000 23,400
Unemployment 1,800 800
Unemployment Rate 6.5% 3.3%

Retail Opportunities

Through our planning efforts over time, the City of Cypress has integrated land uses to encourage development opportunities that bring a sense of place, amenities, and foster community gathering. Encourage communication, the City's pro-business development team will facilitate discussion with your team of professionals to reduce your challenges and expedite the site identification, development and/or relocation process.

From our fast-track approval process to bringing together City Officials and other involved agencies, our goal is to provide you with the best possible service in the most expeditious manner possible.

Within a 1, 3 & 5 Mile Radius of Walker Street & Ball Road
1, 3 & 5 mile radius of Walker Street & Ball Road   1 mile 3 miles 5 miles
Population 22,465 229,369 589,158
Average Household Income $107,667 $91,053 $86,847
Per Capita Income $31,823 $26,026 $24,700
Average Age Male 36.3 34.5 34.8
Aver Age Female 39.7 37.6 37.7
Total Households 7,312 71,036 183,100
Average Housing Value $615,443 $578,435 $564,904
High School Degree 22.4% 22.7% 22.5%
Some College, No Degree 27.9% 24.7% 24.2%
Associates Degree 9.8% 8.2% 7.9%
Bachelors Degree 19.3% 17.7% 16.4%
Masters Degree 6.6% 5.4% 4.9%
Doctorate Degree 3.0% 2.3% 2.3%
White Collar 69.2% 64.4% 62.4%
Blue Collar 20.3% 21.9% 24.0%
Service 10.5% 13.7% 13.6%

A Safe Community Crime Statistics

Part 1 Crimes include homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, larceny theft and arson. Crime Index is the number of crimes per 100,000 people.

Cypress Police Deptartment Crime Statistics

Crime Statistics Neighborhoods Other Cities