In the News

Santa Ana-Based Overair Signs Purchase Commitment for 20 Flying Taxis 

Overair is often referred to as a “flying taxi” company, however, the planned uses for its air vehicle Butterfly has goals of reaching a much wider range of transportation uses. Overair recently signed a commitment agreement with HeliKorea for 20 Butterfly aircraft that “will be used for medical, executive, and cargo transport, as well as firefighting, high-voltage power line inspection, and other applications.”

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Rove & Gelson’s Partnership For Charging Centers

Electric vehicle charging company Rove is teaming up with supermarket chain Gelson’s for a string of new public centers in Southern California, with the first groundbreaking taking place in Santa Ana. The charging centers will offer 40+ public chargers compatible with all EV's, with amenities including restrooms, lounges, on-site security and car washes.

The Gelson’s markets on-site at the centers, will feature fresh meals, beverages and grocery staples. They’ll be branded as ReCharge by Gelson’s.

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Santa Ana's Griffin Towers Adds New 40K SF Tenant

Exciting news for Santa Ana Class A real estate! Optima Tax Relief recently signed a 38K+ square foot lease at the Griffin Towers, located just north of the John Wayne Airport. This is especially exciting as companies begin their return to office, following the pandemic. Thank you for doing business in Santa Ana Optima Tax Relief!

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Business Spotlight

Fox 11: Tailgate with Gyros in Santa Ana

From the savory souvlaki to the tasty baklava, you’re sure to find something that delights your palate at Santa Ana’s newest restaurant! Check out Fox 11’s “Tailgate Friday” highlight interview with The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill owner Dany Askar and stop by today. This is their first franchise in Orange County!

Watch the full interview here.

📍 3305 S. Bristol St., Suite B, Santa Ana CA 92704

Shop Local for the Holidays

Shop Local, Shop Santa Ana

The City of Santa Ana’s Economic Development Division is excited to continue this years’ Shop Local, Shop Santa Ana campaign to highlight the small businesses that make Santa Ana the unique and vibrant community it is.

This holiday season, #ShopSantaAna and support our local small businesses by purchasing holiday gifts for loved ones, visiting your favorite or new restaurant, or indulge yourself in self care at one of our local personal services businesses - your options are limitless!

The campaign will begin on Small Business Saturday, November 25th through January 1st.

More Information

For more details and information on how you as a business owner or customer can help promote this campaign, please visit our website, Shop Santa Ana.

Additional questions? Contact Savannah Spicer: [email protected]

Business Registry

OC Streetcar Eat Shop Play

The Eat Shop Play program supports businesses located along the future OC Streetcar route. Benefits to customers include special deals, promotions and invitations to community events. Find deals and support local businesses today !

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New Businesses

Miguel's Jr.

1766 E. McFadden Ave.

Brodard Express

18601 Airport Way Suite 202

Business Resources

2024 Small Business Week Award Nominations - Now Open

As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and community members from all 50 states and U.S. territories.

Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness. And in recognizing the changing face of America, the SBA’s National Small Business Week awards honor individuals and businesses that reflect our nation’s rich diversity.

All nominations must be submitted electronically by December 7, 2023 at E.T.

Contact Sylvia Gutierrez for local nomination forms: [email protected]

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We can help with that!

The Santa Ana WORK Center can help your business find qualified candidates for open positions. Additionally, if you are willing to hire a trainee, our On-The-Job Training program may provide wage reimbursements to employers. For info call (714) 565-2654.

Help our youth with job experience!

You train, we pay

The Santa Ana Youth (SAY) Employment Program provides paid work experience to youth ages 16-21. Businesses who are interested in becoming a worksite and provide meaningful work experience to our Santa Ana Youth, please contact David Gonzalez at (714) 565-2644 or [email protected].

Available Properties

Gateway Plaza

1421 Macarthur Blvd.

Property Highlights:

  • For Lease

  • Built in 1978

  • Approximately 2,800 SF retail space

  • Located at high traffic corner of Bristol & Macarthur Blvd.

  • Close to 405 & 55 freeways


Matt Hammond [email protected]

Park 55

1231 E. Dyer Rd.

Property Highlights:

  • For Sale

  • Creative campus featuring onsite coffee shops, tenant lounges & more

  • Close access to 405 & 55 freeways

  • Located near the John Wayne Airport


George Thomson

[email protected]

To market your property for sale or lease, and to inquire about available sites in Santa Ana for your business, please contact the Economic Development Team at (714) 647-5477 or [email protected]

The City of Santa Ana's team of Economic Development Specialists are here to assist you with tools and resources for your business.

For information about the City’s incentives, workforce training programs, site selection assistance, navigating City licenses and permits, and other services and programs, please visit our website.

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