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The City of Dana Point is an ideal place to locate a business. Located half way between San Diego and Los Angeles via Interstate 5, Dana Point offers easy access to airports, highways, and ports, and also offers picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean and mild temperatures year round.

The City of Dana Point strives to be business friendly, and has worked hard to streamline the permitting process and minimize business costs. The City’s Economic Development Division is available to help with any of your business needs, and answer any questions you may have. Dana Point also has a very active Chamber of Commerce which provides many great resources, and is a forum in which businesses owners can network, exchange information, and grow.

With approximately 35,100 residents and over 1,000 businesses located throughout the City, Dana Point prides itself on its vibrant hospitality industry, as well as its amazing restaurants, shops, and business. With over 1,900 hotel rooms, 5 star resorts, unique bed and breakfasts, high quality restaurants, a variety of spas and health clubs, and its amazing weather and atmosphere, Dana Point is a perfect place to locate your businesses.

The City of Dana Point’s weather and proximity to the ocean and hills provides employees, residents, and visitors with the ability to surf, stand up paddle board, fish, hike, ride bikes, and experience the activities, sights and sounds, that make Dana Point such a great place to work, live, relax, enjoy, and play.

In-lieu of a Business License, the City operates Business Registration Program. The Business Registration process is hassle-free and no cost. For information about registering your business click here or contact the Rachel Johnson, Economic Development Assistant Administrative Analyst at (949) 248-3553 or at

For general information about operating a business in Dana Point, or for updates on the Town Center or Doheny Village, please contact Cindy Nelson, Interim Economic Development Manager at (949) 248-3519 or at

Click here to view information on our top producers (PDF) and other sales tax information to provide insight on our current businesses here in the City. 

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