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City of Industry
—  City  —
Location of Industry in California
Coordinates: 34°0′57″N 117°57′3″W / 34.01583°N 117.95083°W / 34.01583; -117.95083Coordinates: 34°0′57″N 117°57′3″W / 34.01583°N 117.95083°W / 34.01583; -117.95083
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
Incorporated (city) 1957-06-18[1]
Government
 - Mayor David Perez[2]
Area
 - Total 11.89 sq mi (30.80 km2)
 - Land 11.72 sq mi (30.34 km2)
 - Water 0.18 sq mi (0.46 km2)  1.50%
Elevation 322 ft (98 m)
Population (2000)[3]
 - Total 777
 Density 66.3/sq mi (25.6/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 90601, 91714, 91715, 91716, 91732, 91744, 91745, 91746, 91748, 91789[4]
Area code(s) 562/626/909
FIPS code 06-36490
GNIS feature ID 0243853
Website http://www.cityofindustry.org/

Industry (or City of Industry) is a city in the San Gabriel Valley section of Los Angeles County, California, United States. It is also a suburb of Los Angeles. It was incorporated June 18, 1957. The resident population was 777 at the 2000 census. The city, almost entirely industrial with very few residences, was incorporated to prevent surrounding cities from annexing industrial land for tax revenue.

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History

Geography

Industry is located at 34°0′57″N 117°57′3″W / 34.01583°N 117.95083°W / 34.01583; -117.95083 (34.015778, -117.950804).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.9 mi² (30.82 km²). 11.7 mi² (30.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 mi² (0.5 km²) of it (1.51%) is water.

Industry is a suburb of Los Angeles 22 miles (35 km) away from Downtown L.A.

Government and infrastructure

In the state legislature Industry is located in the 24th and 29th Senate Districts, represented by Democrat Gloria J. Romero and Republican Bob Huff respectively, and in the 57th, 58th and 60th Assembly Districts, represented by Democrats Edward P. Hernandez and Charles M. Calderon and Republican Curt Hagman respectively. Federally, Industry is located in California's 38th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +20[6] and is represented by Democrat Grace Napolitano.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department operates the Industry Station in Industry.[7]

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Pomona Health Center in Pomona, serving Industry.[8]

Economy

The city's zoning is primarily devoted to business: 92% is Industrial, 8% is Commercial.[9] The few residences in the city either existed before incorporation, or are on properties adjacent to either Industry Hills Golf Club, Industry Hills Recreation Center or in a small neighborhood adjacent to City Hall. The city is home to over 2,200 businesses which employ more than 80,000 people.[10]

The City of Industry has no business taxes and is primarily funded through retail sales tax from shopping centers located within the city limits. In addition, there is a revenue-generating hillside hotel resort, known as the Pacific Palms Resort (formerly the Industry Hills Sheraton), which is almost completely surrounded by the city of La Puente but actually located in the City of Industry.

Industry is also home to a Foreign Trade Zone, a business-friendly zone that is physically inside the United States, but outside the U.S. Customs territory.[citation needed]

City of Industry is a popular investment area for Chinese businessmen and the city has also emerged as a high-tech import/export center for computer parts, with business links to the Asian marketplace. For convenience many Chinese entrepreneurs and staff live in nearby Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights, West Covina and Walnut.[citation needed]

Industry is also the location for the proposed Los Angeles Stadium.

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Businesses

The headquarters for Hot Topic[11], Newegg.com[12], Emtek Products[13], Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc.[14], Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company[15], and Engineering Model Associates/Plastruct[16] are among some of the premier companies located in Industry. Other businesses with a major presence in the City of Industry include:

Culture

The Homestead Museum is located in the City of Industry.

Education

The city is served by three separate school districts:

Bishop Amat Memorial High School is located in nearby La Puente.[17]

Public safety

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has a regional station on Hudson Avenue, just off Hacienda Boulevard (shared with the neighboring City of La Puente, and the unincorporated towns of Avocado Heights, Valinda and Bassett), while the county Fire Department uses two stations (#118 on Gale Avenue, and Station #43 on Stimson Avenue on the west side of town).

Film industry

Industry is the home of the Puente Hills Mall, a major shopping center that was the "Twin/Lone Pine(s) Mall" in the Back to the Future movie series.[18] Adjacent to the mall's property is a SpeedZone entertainment center, which was featured in a prominent scene of Kevin Smith's Clerks II. A former IKEA store located north of the Puente Hills Mall and across the 60 Freeway was used as a shooting location for the final fight scene in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Its exterior was renovated so it could be used for both exterior and interior filming; it was later demolished.

It also features a McDonald's restaurant that is used strictly for filming movies and commercials.[19] Also in Industry is Vineland Drive-In, one of only two operating drive-in theaters in Los Angeles and Orange County.

Gallery of City of Industry landmarks

References

  1. ^ "Incorporation Dates of California Cities". http://www.cacities.org/resource_files/20457.IncorpDateLO.doc. Retrieved 2007-01-18. 
  2. ^ "City of Industry - Mayor's Office". http://www.cityofindustry.org/mayor.html. Retrieved 2007-01-18. 
  3. ^ "Industry city, California - Fact Sheet - American FactFinder". http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ACSSAFFFacts?_event=Search&geo_id=&_geoContext=&_street=&_county=&_cityTown=Industry&_state=04000US06&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&pctxt=fph&pgsl=010. Retrieved 2007-01-18. 
  4. ^ "USPS - ZIP Code Lookup - Find a ZIP+ 4 Code By City Results". http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/zcl_1_results.jsp?visited=1&pagenumber=0&state=ca&city=City%20of%20Industry. Retrieved 2007-01-18. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  7. ^ "Industry Station." Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Retrieved on January 21, 2010.
  8. ^ "Pomona Health Center." Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Retrieved on March 27, 2010.
  9. ^ Official City of Industry Website: Industry Fact Sheet
  10. ^ Official City of Industry Website: Properties Available
  11. ^ Hot Topic Model Information
  12. ^ Newegg.com Corporate Summary
  13. ^ About Emtrek
  14. ^ [1]
  15. ^ Utility Trailer corporate website
  16. ^ Plastruct Company Profile
  17. ^ http://www.cityofindustry.org/dex_7.html cityofindustry.org
  18. ^ The Back to the Future Tour - Twin Pines Mall
  19. ^ City of Industry, California - Fake TV McDonald's

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