A snapshot of the business environment in the City of South Gate, including major industries and employers.
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries||318|
|Communication and Other Public Utilities||499|
|Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate Services||1,369|
|Services||Business and Repair Services||2,212|
|Entertainment and Recreation||353|
|Professional and Related Services||Health Services||1,614|
|Other Professional Services||1,013|
The following table details the major employers in the City of South Gate and number of employees associated with each employer.
|Employer||Product or Service||Number of Employees|
|Koo's Manufacturing||Denim Jeans||900|
|HUDD Transportation Services||Trucking/Distribution||654|
|J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.||Trucking||523|
|World Oil Co.||Fuel Distribution||450|
|Hon Industries, Inc.||Office Furniture||340|
|Shultz Steel Company, Inc.||Metal Forging||232|
|Armstrong World Industries||Floor Tiles||231|
|Pan Pacific Petroleum||Asphalt Felts||230|
|Sam's Club||Wholesale/Retail General Merchandise||200|
The County of Los Angeles is the only agency which collects property taxes in South Gate. The tax rate is approximately 1.026 per every $ 100 of taxable value. Sales tax of 9.25 % is broken down as follows: 6 % (State's base rate); 2% (city's local share); .25 % (earthquake); 1 % (transportation - L.A. County only).
Business License Fees
Based on gross sales, current business license fees range from a minimum of $70 to a maximum of $3,000.
There are two major industrial sites in the City zoned for heavy manufacturing (M-3): the South Gate Business and Industrial Park, adjacent to the Alameda Corridor, which consists of approximately 90 acres (65 % is available for lease and development); and, 19 acres located on Firestone Boulevard, is adjacent to the Los Angeles River.
Land Costs and Lease Rates (source: Area Brokers and Bank of America Commercial Appraisal Group)
Industrial and commercial property costs vary based on location and age of improvements, but generally fall within the ranges shown below:
- Price per square foot $6.50-$9.50 (Unimproved)
- Monthly lease rate per square foot $.25-$.50
- Price per square foot $7.00-$10.00 (Unimproved)
- Monthly lease rate per square foot $.75-$1.45