Gateway Cities COG Regional Overview

Located in southeast Los Angeles County, the Gateway Cities Council of Governments (Gateway Cities COG) region covers about 203 square miles and is home to approximately 2 million hardworking residents, representing about 21% of the total population of Los Angeles County. Comprised of 27 cities, and 9 unincorporated communities, the Gateway Cities COG has been actively involved in major initiatives regarding a variety of issues, including economic development and transportation planning programs.

Investing in the Future

The Gateway Cities COG region has substantial assets. Areas of regional strength include infrastructure and human capital, as well as the region’s proven ability to successfully collaborate on major projects. For example, the region has been successful in identifying sources of funds to invest in significant transportation infrastructure improvements. Notable transportation improvement projects include: the I-710 Corridor Improvement Project, the SR-91/I-605/I-405 Corridor Improvement Project, and the Metrolink expansion project, to name a few. In all, there are approximately 22 completed, ongoing, or scheduled regional transportation projects.


High-Speed Rail System

The proposed California high-speed rail will connect Southern and Northern California, contribute to economic development, and create jobs.  When completed (anticipated by 2029), the proposed rail system will run from the San Francisco Bay area to the Los Angeles Basin in under three hours, and will eventually extend to Sacramento and San Diego, roughly covering a total of 800 miles.  The California High-Speed Rail Authority is also working with regional partners, including the Gateway Cities COG, to implement a statewide rail modernization plan that will invest billions of dollars in local and regional rail lines as well.

When implemented, the high-speed rail project will have major employment impacts and bolster the regional economy from construction spending, productivity and output improvements, reduced travel time and improved accessibility to markets across California.

Why the Gateway Cities COG Region is Right for You

Located in southeast Los Angeles County, the Gateway Cities Council of Governments (Gateway Cities COG) region covers approximately 203 square miles and is home to approximately 2 million hardworking and capable residents. With access to global trade via one of the world’s leading full-service seaports, a recently upgraded commercial service airport, rail yards that transport ever-increasing amounts of imports and exports, and an improving network of roads and public transportation, the Gateway Cities region is the perfect location for your business!

With this Gateway Cities website, you can obtain all the information you need to find the right building, lot, or retail space for your business. You may: view available properties in the region; search all available sites; obtain dynamic property and business reports; conduct a dynamic demographic analysis of the region, create and print maps tailored to your needs, and so much more!

 

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