Business in Fountain Valley

Small Format Restaurant 
Temporary Emergency Use Permit Approval (Outdoor Dining)

 Support our local restaurants        
 The Recess Room  The Boardroom  Quan Mii  Sizzler (Warner/Bushard) Brodard Restaurant 
 Denny's  Islands Burgers  Coq Au Vin  Hue Oi Restaurant  Sushi Koto
 Shin Sen Gumi  Kappo Honda  Koto  Lamppost Pizza  Starfish Restaurant
 GEM Dining  Passion DK  Cancun Fresh  Magnolia Cafe  Au Lac Restaurant
 Fit Bites  Pholicious  Pizza D's  Pappa Z's  Vox Kitchen
 Chidori Sushi  Silky Sullivans  Mels Diner    

Temporary Emergency Use Permit Approval (Outdoor Set Up)

 Support our local businesses        
 Tom Vo Taekwondo  Travis VU Salon  9 Rounds Kickboxing Hi Pronails  Master Nails 
 Living Waters Church  The Reptile Zoo  M&D Eyebrow Threading    

Banner Permit Application - A temporary banner permit is required to hang a banner on a building for a maximum of 60 days. The banner must be removed for a minimum of 30 days before another temporary banner permit can be issued.

GUIDELINES FOR THE RE-OPENING OF FOUNTAIN VALLEY BUSINESSES - Starting May 8, 2020, the City and County of Orange will enter Stage 2 and begin the process of slow and gradual adjustments to the Safer at Home order. Physical distancing, face coverings and other safety measures will remain in place and will be even more important.

COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Employee Retention Grant (CLOSED as of 4/15/2020)The purpose of this grant is to assist small business owners in Fountain Valley that have been adversely effected by COVID-19 to retain jobs that are held by their low- and moderate-income workers. Funds will be provided to assist with payroll costs for qualified small businesses that pledge to keep their low- and moderate-income employees employed for two months after receiving the grant.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Workforce & Business Services Economic & Business Recovery Resources
Orange County Rapid Response Resources for Businesses

Employment Opportunities

The Governor announced a new website, that will help match those looking for a job with employers looking to hire. Please visit to help you upskill, reskill, or refresh and help you land a great new job.

  • Assistance for Small Businesses Payroll Protection Program
  • One of the key components of the recent federal stimulus bill is the Paycheck Protection Program. Any business with less than 500 employees, private non-profit organizations, 501(c)(19) veterans organizations, and sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals can apply for a loan to cover payroll costs for 8 weeks. Generally, the loan will be forgiven if certain terms and conditions are met. To learn more or to apply, click here. You will need to apply for the program with your financial institution. Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase have applications live. Please review the sample application to gather all information and documents to make applying for the program easier.
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance and Small Business Debt Relief
  • In addition, the Small Business Administration also is providing Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance and Small Business Debt Relief.
  • Free Deferral of Sales and Use Tax up to $50,000
  • If your business collects sales and use taxes, you may be eligible for a free deferral for a year up to $50,000 for businesses less than $5 million in taxable sales. Visit the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration for more information.
  • 90-Day Extension on All Businesses Filing a Sales and Use Tax Return
  • If your business collects sales and use taxes and file a return less than $1 million, you will have an additional three months to file your return, between now and July 31, 2020. If you qualify for this extension, it is automatic and you do not need to apply. Visit the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration for more information.
  • California Small Business Loan Guarantee Program
The Governor announced that he has authorized the California Small Business Loan Guarantee Program of up to $50 million in state funding, providing potential capital for individuals who do not qualify for federal funds. Visit the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank for more information.


Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to apply.

Find more information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans at:

The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. 


State of California:

State of California, Governor’s Office of Economic Development:

U.S. Small Business Administration:

City of Sacramento:

Los Angeles $11 million in economic relief package

South County EDC 0% restaurant loans

Facebooks small business grants

Employer & Employee Resources:

Fountain Valley is a nice place to live, work, play, and do business! The City of Fountain Valley strives to be a business friendly city and is home to approximately 57,000 residents and over 2,400 service, retail, and industrial businesses that call the city home.

We welcome new businesses to our community so to assist you in determining if our community is the right location for your business, we have created the Fountain Valley Economic Resource Guide with data on our demographic, traffic counts, employers, and quality of life.

We also created a new economic development website to better serve the business community. Please check out the website and let us know what you think via email

Retention & Attraction

Much of the city's approach to business retention and attraction focuses on a pro-business environment. Staff actively seeks open communication with businesses and community regarding areas of interest and concern. We encourage all existing businesses and prospects to contact the city at (714) 593-4412 with any questions or concerns. 

Insight Fountain Valley Market Analytics 2020
Fountain Valley Economic Development Plan
Commercial Property and Business Improvement Program
Hotel Incentive Program
Small Format Restaurants Information Marketing Flyer

Finding the Perfect Space

Businesses can also utilize us as a resource for finding the perfect space. We have data on most local vacant buildings up for lease and sale. If you are looking to locate/relocate or expand your business in the city, you can search for vacancies by going to this link.
Property owners and/or brokers interested in listing your vacancies, please email your listing to Maggie Le.