Economic Development

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Strategically located, Lemon Grove is 10 miles from downtown San Diego, 18 miles from the border crossing with Mexico, 9 miles from manufacturing hubs in East San Diego County, and situated along two major freeways. 

The City Manager serves as the City's Economic Development Director.  If you are interested in locating or expanding a business in Lemon Grove, contact her directly at (619) 825-3800.

For information about economic conditions in Lemon Grove, business assistance, and business opportunities, visit the links below.

Why Lemon Grove?

  • Demographics
  • Average Weekday Traffic Counts
  • Top Employers

Business Assistance Resources

  • Doing Business in Lemon Grove
  • How to Start a Small Business
  • Small Business Assistance Links



  • Downtown Village - Commercial & Mixed Use
  • Broadway Shopping Centers - Commercial
  • Federal Boulevard - Heavy Commercial/Industrial
  • Other

Lemon Grove Successor Agency


Incentive Programs

  • Commercial Real Estate Broker Incentive Program**NEW**
  • Business Incentive Program
  • Enterprise Zones